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Italy Brexit VAT guidance

  • Mar 21, 2019 | Richard Asquith

Italy has issued guidance on the VAT treatment of goods movements with the UK in the case of a no-deal Brexit departure on 29 March 2019 of the UK from the European Union.

In the case of this scenario, movements of goods between the two countries should no longer be treated as zero-rated intracommunity movement. Imports from the UK will become subject to customs inspections, declaration and tariffs for the first time. And exports will also be subject customs checks. Exports to the UK will be exempt from Italian VAT.

Exports to the UK will no longer be required to be disclosed within Intrastat filings.


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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: richard.asquith@avalara.com. 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.
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