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Italy raises simplified invoice threshold

  • May 31, 2019 | Richard Asquith

Italy has increased the threshold for the issuance of simplified VAT invoices from €100 to €400 per transaction.  Simplified invoices may still only be used for domestic transactions.

Italian simplified invoices must include:

  • Unique VAT number
  • Date of the invoice
  • Vendor’s VAT number
  • Customer’s VAT number (B2B)
  • Name and addresses of vendor and customer
  • Description of goods / services
  • Price, including sufficient information to verify the VAT calculation

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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Researching Italian VAT legislation is the first step to understanding your VAT compliance needs. Avalara has a range of solutions that can help your business depending on where and how you trade. 

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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.
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