Vat representative services

Non EU companies without permanent establishment in Italy and which are based in a country that has signed a reciprocity agreement with Italy regarding VAT, that imports in EU goods, are required by local tax authorities to appoint a VAT Representative.

The VAT Representative is liable for the correct management and settlement of VAT compliance and allowed the VAT deduction and refund; VAT Representative should be Italian resident and is joint responsible with the non EU Company of the VAT payment and compliance.

VAT Representative Services:
  • helping the non EU company in obtaining Italy VAT number;
  • VAT compliance;
  • VAT accounting;
  • VAT refunds.

How is a VAT Representative appointed?
The VAT Representative should be an individual or a company resident in Italy. A formal power of attorney registered with the VAT office is obligatory.

When the VAT Representative start invoicing?
once appointed , the VAT Representative, starts invoicing as soon as the other party is informed if its existence.

How a non EU company recover VAT?
Any company without a permanent establishment in Italy or VAT Representative is intitled for VAT refunds relating to VAT paied for goods and services purchased in Italy. This is claimed back by submitting a special form to the Italian VAT autorities.

About us

LDP Tax & Law is a tax & law firm established in 1993 offering a full range of professional services for multinational companies doing business in Italy. These services include company formation in Italy, accounting system setting up, bookkeeping, tax and vat compliance financial reporting packs (IFRS, US GAAP, Italian GAAP), preparation of employment contracts, payroll management, transfer pricing documentation, corporate finance, legal advice, audit, immigration. and more. Our services allow our clients to focus on developing their businesses in Italy saving time and money. Our One-point-of-Contact business model effectively and efficiently matches your requirements with tailor-made solutions, saving you valuable time and resources. LDP will support you every step of the way in doing business in Italy.

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