The Italian Council of Ministers has approved a legislative decree to promote the use of e-invoicing in the private sphere. As of March 31, all Public Sector agencies and their suppliers must use the so-called FatturaPA in their trading relations. However, this obligation does not affect transactions carried out between companies.
In the B2B area, e-invoicing is governed by Directive 2010/45/ EU, a regulation that does not require widespread implementation on a mandatory basis in the Member States. So, what the new decree proposes is that businesses opting to join this system will obtain certain administrative and financial incentives. It is therefore a voluntary billing regime, which will be up and running as of 1 January 2017. After this date, taxpayers will be able to notify the Tax Authority of all invoices issued and received.
What are the benefits?
In addition to the advantages of using e-invoicing per se, such as cost savings or streamlined procedures, the government is rolling out a series of additional incentives. Those who decide to stop using paper will benefit from simplified administration and accounting, with the exemption, for example, from the need to submit the spesometro (yearly list) and “blacklist” declaration. There will also be improvements in issues regarding VAT returns, which the Administration must implement within less than three months.
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