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Italy VAT filings update

  • Mar 3, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Italy VAT filings update

Italy has updated the requirements for the new, 2017 filing obligations.  The new regime was designed to move from monthly payments and 1 annual return to quarterly returns and quarterly electronic invoice submissions.

Intrastat 1 and 2 reports will now remain a requirement for 2017, but will be eliminated in 2018.

A six-month submission of all taxable sales and purchase invoices for the first half of the year should be filed by 16 September.  A second filing, covering the last six months of 2017, is due by 28 February 2018.  These reports will then be required on a quarterly basis in 2018.


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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.