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Italy 2018 Intrastat changes

  • Sep 29, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Italy 2018 Intrastat changes

Italy is to implemented changes to its Intrastat reporting regime from 1 January 2018. The simplifications were first scheduled for 2018 when a new, quarterly VAT reporting regime was introduced.  The changes include:

  1. Withdrawal of the quarterly acquisitions Intrastat
  2. Monthly acquisitions Intrastat if goods were above €200k in any of the previous four quarters (simplified reporting where below €100k)
  3. Monthly acquisitions Intrastat if services were above €100k in any of the previous four quarters

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Non-EU businesses selling in Italy will need to appoint a fiscal representative alongside completing VAT registration and returns.
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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He can be contacted at: He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.