The Minister of Finance, Avigdor Lieberman, today (Wednesday) signed an order abolishing the two-month purchase tax on disposable plastic-coated paper utensils. From today at midnight until February 15, 2022, no purchase tax will apply to these products, after which the purchase tax will be NIS 3.3 per kilogram.
As you may recall, on November 1, a purchase tax on disposable utensils amounting to NIS 11 per nail came into effect"On November 30, the tax rate for paper-coated paper utensils was reduced to NIS 3.3 per nail polish"third. In order to facilitate taxpayers who have paid a purchase tax of NIS 11 per nail"On these products, from November 1 to November 30, it was decided to abolish the purchase tax for a period of two months.
The imposition of the tax on disposable utensils is intended to change consumer behavior in a flexible manner and also complies with the principle of "The polluter pays", So that whoever consumes disposable utensils at higher levels, will bear the cost of the environmental damage. According to the data, the level of consumption of disposable utensils in Israel is five times higher than in the EU countries and there is a constant increase in their consumption.