2018 voluntary emissions returns now open

Participants in the Emissions Trading Scheme must file emissions returns at certain times to calculate changes in the carbon stock of their forest. This determines whether they should pay or receive New Zealand Units.

Returns for the 2018 year must be submitted before 30 June 2019. Following this deadline, participants who have not submitted an emissions return will have the ability to account for carbon stock changes that occurred in the 2018 year in later emissions returns.

Participants must account for harvesting activities in all Carbon Accounting Areas included in any Emissions Return (both voluntary and mandatory).

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