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Italy reverse bad debt rule

  • Nov 18, 2016 | Richard Asquith

Italy reverse bad debt rule

Italy is to reverse bad debt relief on insolvent debts.

In 2016, the Stability Law introduced VAT relief via credit notes on output VAT not collected due to suppliers going bankrupt. The tax authorities would accept such amendments if the supplier bankruptcy proceedings had commenced.

However, this is now being changed in the 2017 Stability Law to the tax authorities only allowing VAT relief after the supplier being declared fully bankrupt – in line with the rules prior to 2016.


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.