When do I have to register for VAT and make advance returns in Italy?
You reached the threshold when selling to Italy
Those who have to register for VAT in France also have other obligations, such as the regular submission of advance VAT returns. However, registration is not required immediately after the first sale to France.
In order to keep the effort for traders for one-off (or few) sales abroad low, there are various so-called registration thresholds limits in the EU below which no registration is necessary.
In France this delivery threshold is 35,000 EUR. Accordingly, traders from other EU countries only have to register in France if they sell goods worth more than 35,000 EUR to France within a calendar year.
You were storing goods in a warehouse in Italy
In addition to exceeding the respective threshold limit, storage in an EU country also results in the obligation to pay VAT in the country of storage.
For example, anyone who sells with Amazon FBA and uses Amazon’s warehouses must also register for VAT in all countries in which storage takes place and, of course, submit advance returns to the authorities from this point on. If storage takes place in France, then VAT registration and returns in France are also required.
Note: Advance VAT registration is required from the day of first storage!
You already have a VAT number in Italy?
You need help with filing
your advance returns in Italy?
VAT registration in Italy, as in any EU country, involves recurring tasks, such as tax returns, advance returns or reports on goods movements.
To be able to handle the paperwork in the best possible way, we have a team of tax accountants that stretches across the whole of Europe. This enables us to respond to local requirements in the best possible way and provide the best possible service.
We support you with your VAT advance return in Italy and with all other reports and specifications throughout Europe!
You have already registered in Italy in the past?
Would you have had to submit VAT returns in Italy already?
It may happen that in the past a registration for VAT in Italy was missed or overlooked. However, this is no reason to worry.
We can also take care of your VAT compliance and the observance of all tax regulations for you afterwards – both EU-wide and on a national level. Of course, this also includes retroactive VAT filings, registrations and the subsequent submission of other reports that were already due.
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