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Italy SdI live invoice update

  • Jun 17, 2018 | Richard Asquith

Italy SdI live invoice update

Italy has opened registrations for online addresses for the purposes of submitting live invoices. The new Italy Sistema di Interscambio (SdI) real-time reporting process becomes mandatory in July for oil companies, and goes compulsory for all companies in January 2019. Tax payers must submit B2B domestic invoices to the Italian tax authorities, which register them prior to forwarding to the customer.

To submit invoices, tax payers will require the generation of Quick Response codes. These facilitate the taxpayer to create a customer-unique code to enable them to retrieve the customer’s information for the electronic sales invoice.


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.