Tax representative and tax agent in Italy

VAT registration and VAT returns in Italy
Introduction

Do you need to register for VAT in Italy? Need a fiscal representative in Italy? File your Italian VAT returns? You’ve come to the right place! On this page we explain clearly how to get your IT VAT number and which service provider to call if you want to outsource this process. All about fiscal representation in Italy in 5 minutes!

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Appointment of a fiscal representative and tax agent in Italy

A fiscal representative in Italy supports foreign companies in tax-related matters.

When a foreign company conducts taxable transactions in Italy, it is obliged to register in this country for VAT purposes and submit all declarations concerning its business activity. Italy is subject to VAT regulations established by the European Union. Foreign companies may register in Italy for VAT purposes without creating a branch. To this end, they appoint a fiscal representative or tax agent that is responsible for all reporting obligations (VAT, spesometro, Intrastat…).

Below you will find information on registration for VAT purposes in Italy.

How do I get a VAT number and appoint a representative in Italy?

Any company may conduct business activity in Italy, even if its registered office is not located in that country. However, these companies are subject to VAT regulations for “companies without registered office”. If a foreign company performs one of the following operations, it will be obliged to register for VAT purposes and obtain an Italian VAT number (here is a sample list of transactions):

To register as a VAT payer in Italy, it is necessary to fill in and send the registration documents to the Italian tax office and provide the documents indicated below. The average waiting time for a VAT number in Italy is 4 to 8 weeks.

 

Documents that must be provided for VAT identification in Italy:

How do I fill in VAT declarations in Italy?

All companies registered for VAT in Italy must submit a VAT declaration (the equivalent of VAT-7 in Poland). This declaration includes all operations (purchase, sale, import, export, services) conducted in Italy. The VAT declaration is submitted once a year and needs to be submitted electronically by 30 April of the following year. In the event of breach of this obligation, tax authorities may impose penalties. It is important to note that the obligation to pay VAT may be fulfilled on a monthly or quarterly basis, depending on operations conducted in Italy. More information can be found on the European Commission’s website.

 

Are you obliged to register as a VAT payer in Italy? Would you like to find out more about the services provided by our tax agent and fiscal representatives? Contact us using the contact form. Our experts will get back to you as soon as possible.

Why use our Service to be your tax representative / tax agent?

Eurofiscalis is an international tax company specialising in tax representation. Our experts (statutory auditors, accountants, lawyers) speak 3 languages and will take care of all tax obligations on behalf of your company. European tax law and related aspects are a critical issue in a company’s development on the international arena, which is why we establish long-term relations based on trust.

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