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Non-resident Businesses face new Tax Demands from the Italian VAT office

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  • 10 October 2011 | Richard Asquith

Non-resident Businesses face new Tax Demands from the Italian VAT office

Many companies, which are VAT registered in Italy, including non-residents, have recently received registered letters from the Agenzia Entrate, the Italian tax office. These letters are VAT overdue payment demands for the years 2008 and 2009. Not only is a VAT amount being demanded but the figure includes penalties, along with interest.

In all the cases, the companies have, in fact, already settled their Italian tax accounts in full for each of the years in question.

The letter informs the company that it has 30 days in which to either make the payment, or prove to the Italian VAT office that nothing is due.


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.