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Italy confirms Pescara MOSS office

  • Jul 26, 2016 | Richard Asquith

Italy confirms Pescara MOSS office

Italy confirmed yesterday that its Pescara VAT office is responsible for the processing of MOSS VAT registrations and returns.

All Italian firms providing e-serivces to Italian and other EU consumers should file their Mini One-Stop-Shop digital services returns at Pescara. Non-EU companies choosing Italy as their single registration country should contact Pescara too.

The MOSS registration scheme was introduced on 1 January 2015. It enables all EU digital services providers to file a single return covering all sales to consumers outside of their domestic VAT return. It mirrored a regime for non-EU companies which had been in place since 2003. The MOSS return was implemented following the change in place of supply rules on B2C digital VAT.


Need a fiscal representative in Italy?

Non-EU businesses selling in Italy will need to appoint a fiscal representative alongside completing VAT registration and returns.
Fiscal representatives are responsible for the accurate VAT submissions of their non-EU clients.
Avalara offers a Fiscal Representative Service as part of its international VAT and GST Registration and Returns Service.

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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 2019 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.