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UK companies no Italian fiscal representative for Brexit

  • Feb 14, 2021 | Richard Asquith

The UK left the EU VAT regime after 31 December 2020. This meant it became a third country, and potentially that UK businesses with EU VAT numbers would have to appoint a fiscal representatives - check which countries require Brexit fiscal representative.

Italy has confirmed this is not a requirement.

This follows the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement, which includes a VAT Mutual Assistance Protocol. Countries such as Italy do not then mandate the appoint of Fiscal Representatives with such agreements as is generally required of third-country businesses.

Avalara can help with determining the requirements, and getting fiscal representation in any EU country.

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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 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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