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Italy VAT rises to 24.2% 2019

  • Nov 10, 2017 | Richard Asquith

Italy VAT rises to 24.2% 2019

Italy’s 2018 Budget (Manovra), ratified on 31 October, confirmed a postponement of the 2018 VAT increase from 22% to 24.2%.

The planned rises in rates, to support € currency fiscal targets, are now set as follows:

Standard rate Reduced rate
Today 22% 10%
2019 24.2% 11.5%
2020 24.9% 13%
2021 25% 13%

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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.