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Italy delays VAT Books

  • Sep 5, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Italy delays VAT Books

The Italian tax authorities have confirmed that the deadline for the quarterly VAT Books has been postponed from 18 to 28 September 2017.

In addition to the quarterly VAT return, a quarterly VAT Books invoice listing is also due.  This has replaced the previously annual Spesometro submission of sales and purchase invoices.  The filing deadline is the same as the quarterly VAT return.


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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.