After signing the contract, you submit data on the amount of packaging you place on the market in Austria and pay for the amount reported. This is all you have to do to comply with the criteria of compliance set out in the Packaging Ordinance. The license fee is calculated by multiplying the packaging weight by the corresponding tariff rate.
- Annual data submission: If your company’s projected annual fees for household and commercial packaging are each lower than € 1,500, you are an annual reporter.
- Monthly data submission: If your company’s projected annual fee for either household packaging or commercial packaging is higher than € 20,000, you are a monthly Reporter.
- Quarterly data submission: In all other cases, you belong to the group of quarterly reporters.
- Flat rate scheme: If the amount of packaging you place on the market in a given year is less than 1,500 kg for household and commercial packaging, respectively, you only have to pay our flat fee once per year (€ 150 as of January 2015).