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Frequency of Italian VAT returns

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Frequency of Italian VAT returns

All VAT registered businesses must submit VAT returns and VAT ledgers on a quarterly basis.

In addition, monthly or quarterly VAT payments must be maid depending on the turnover of the company in Italy. This threshold is different for goods and for services. Where the annual turnover exceeds €700,000 for companies supplying goods and services; and €400,000 companies supplying services exclusively, monthly VAT payments are due. In case this threshold is not exceeded, quarterly VAT payments must be made.

 Italian VAT returns – Frequency of filing

 Standard reporting period

 Quarterly always (see payments below)

 Italian VAT Payments – Frequency of payment

 Monthly

 Turnover above:

  • €400.000 for services
  • €700.000 for goods

 Quarterly

 Turnover below:

  • €400.000 for services
  • €700.000 for goods

When the taxpayer is paying VAT quarterly, the amount due should be increased by 1% to pay for index price fluctuations.