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Italy – News on mandatory e-invoicing regime and other VAT compliance obligations


Following to the approval of the Financial Law 2018, starting from 1 January 2019, a mandatory electronic invoicing obligation will be in place for the supplies of goods or services carried out between subjects that are resident, established or VAT registered in Italy.

The e-invoicing obligation is aimed, on one hand, to spread the digital culture among the companies and, on the other hand, to prevent the tax evasion and VAT fraud.

Therefore, taxpayers will be required to set their informatics systems in order to send and receive .XML e-invoices through the Interchange System (so-called “SDI”). The level of intervention on the informatics system will depend on different variables and could be limited if one or more intermediaries are used in the process. Continue reading