Abstract: in the Official Gazette dated 17 March 2017 it has been published the text of the Decree of the Ministry of Finance, which clarified relevant contents, practicalities and formalities regarding financial guarantee for withdrawal of goods introduced into a VAT warehouse from non-EU, as well as relevant exemptions. Continue reading
The Budget Law 2017 has introduced, in the Presidential Decree no. 633/1972, the new title V-bis which regulates the institute of the VAT group, effective from January 1, 2018, subject to prior consultation of the European VAT committee. Continue reading
Articles 4 and 5 of Law Decree dated October 22, 2016, no. 193 has introduced important changes in relation to VAT in order to strengthen the fight against evasion. Continue reading
Italy is to offer a voluntary e-invoice/e-reporting regime to tax payers from 1 January 2017 also for B2B and B2C transactions (indeed, a similar system is already in place for B2G transaction). The measure is designed to reduce VAT fraud and simplify reporting. According to the Legislative Decree no. 127/2015, new rules related to business-to-business e-invoicing and e-Submission will apply. Continue reading
On November 28, 2014, the Legislative Decree laying down provisions related to tax simplification so called “Decreto semplificazioni fiscali” (Legislative Decree no. 175 dated November 21, 2014) has been published in the Official Italian Gazette. Continue reading
A new minefield is created around fixed establishments for VAT purposes, even if there is an extensive case-law of the European Court of Justice to determine whether such an establishment exist or not. The main elements of this legal analysis were also embedded into the EU VAT Regulations, however, some of the member states tend to interpret now these rules more widely as before. Continue reading
The Italian Tax Authorities will impose penalties in case of EU supplies if the Italian customer’s number is not reported in the VIES. Therefore it is recommended to verify the VIES VAT registration number of your customers to avoid penalties equal to 100% of the VAT amount due.