In some countries you need to track the amount of packaging associated with an item, and even pay tax on that packaging. This is obviously an attempt to minimise waste and the system is able to help with this requirement. The primary requirement is to track the amount of packaging on items that are used. Note, used, not necessarily sold directly. You might sell a burger meal which consists of a number of ingredients. The ingredients have the actual packaging. So when the burger meal is sold, the system tracks the ingredients used and is able to calculate the packaging used. This tracks the packaging from the manufacturer perspective. You can also record the packaging you put around items that you sell. So for that burger meal, you could add a paper napkin and a straw as packaging. You can then track the amount of packaging, you generate directly.

You use the Packaging function to describe the different sorts of packaging that can be used, for example paper, glass, and so on. For each type of packaging you can indicate the tax payable per kilo.

In Items, you specify the amount of packaging each item has. You specify the package type, whether the packaging is for the item when it is purchased (Manufacturer) or when it is sold (Sales) and the amount of packaging, in kilos.

You can then use the Packaging Tax Report to show how much packaging was actually used and the tax payable on that packaging.

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