5 Things to Remember For Your PPP Reports

Published May 18, 2021

May 31st is the deadline for filing your Printed Paper and Packaging (PPP) reports for British Columbia, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. For Quebec's curbside recycling compensation program, the deadline is often in the fall, but there's nothing preventing you from getting a head start to avoid being caught off guard.

Here are some tips to help you prepare your reports and maximize your deductions.


Don’t include B2B sales. You don't have to report your PPP on products you sell to businesses. The curbside recycling compensation programs across Canada are currently only interested in what private citizens are putting in their recycling bins.


Declare the right materials.Polypropylene, polystyrene, polyethylene, aluminum, steel, glass, paper, cardboard... With so many types of materials, it's easy to get confused! Reporting materials in the wrong categories can be a costly mistake. A simple data entry error can quickly drive up the amount of your contribution, which is why it is important to be familiar with the different types of materials used in your packaging.


Be precise, to one thousandth of a gram.Do you use a precision scale to determine the exact weight of your containers, packaging and printed materials? It's worth the investment! Precise, accurate weights can save your company significant sums on all your reports, including those filed previously!


Don't forget "given" materials.Bags, receipts, catalogues, fliers, samples, payslips, employee communications and more. All items you distribute or send must be included in your reports.


Avoid filing late.Do you wait until the very last minute to compile all your financial data for your corporate income tax returns? Probably not! The same goes for eco-fee reporting. By hiring an external firm and collecting data throughout the year, you will be ready when the reporting organizations announce the rates and payment dates. Be sure to add these dates to your calendar as a reminder. Penalties and additional fees apply if you file late.

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