Italian Intrastat Returns


Frequency and due date of Italian Intrastat

Monthly Intrastat/ESL returns are due when the total amount of intra-Community transactions (goods or services) in the current or any of the previous four quarters exceeds €50,000.

Unlike other EU countries, there are no exemption thresholds to submit this return in Italy.

  • Frequency of filing rules

    • Monthly
      The total amount of IC-supplies of goods or services exceeds €50k in the current or any of the previous four quarters
    • Quarterly
      Standard reporting period

The due date to submit your Intrastat/ESL return in Italy is the 25th day of the month following the reporting period. In case the due date falls on Saturday, Sunday or public holiday, the date is shifted to the next working day.

In Marosa, you will receive a due date calendar with all statutory deadlines applicable each year.

  • Due date rules

    • Monthly
       25th day of the month following the reporting period
    •  Quarterly
       25th day of the month following the reporting period

If the due date falls on a Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday, the date is shifted to the next working day.

The Italian Intrastat authorities publish a calendar with all applicable due dates throughout the year."

Italian Intrastat thresholds

Unlike other EU countries, there are no Intrastat thresholds in Italy. An Intrastat return is due as soon as the first intra-Community supply is made.

Most countries have a system of thresholds where the obligation to submit Intrastat returns is waived until such threshold is exceeded, however, because Italy merged Intrastat and ESL returns, these limits do not apply.

Italian nil and corrective Intrastat

If there are no intra-Community transactions to be reported in a given period, a nil ESL/Intrastat return is NOT due in Italy.

Corrective Intrastat returns

Depending on the flow and type of transaction, different forms must be used to correct previously reported Intrastat returns.

  • Intra1Ter is used for correcting IC-supplies of goods
  • Intra1Quinquies is used for correcting IC-supplies of services

Corrections on periods reported within the last 12 months can be made with the sign minus or plus, depending on the correction made.

More information about corrective Intrastat returns is available in page 36 of the manual published by the Chamber of Commerce of Lombarde."

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