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Italy VAT on online house sharing services


Italy VAT on online house sharing services

The Italian government has confirmed that online markets for short-term house rentals are liable to charge VAT on their booking and brokering services.

The VAT liability covers non-resident intermediaries operating in Italy, and now obliges them to Italian VAT register and make monthly payments of VAT collected on B2C transactions. B2B transactions may be simplified under the reverse charge mechanism – meaning no VAT being charged by the non-resident service supplier.

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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 is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's 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.