Italy reduces Blacklist countries

Any Italian VAT registered business, resident and non-resident, must produce a regular report on transactions undertaken with a business resident in a Blacklist country, with increased restrictions on the deductibility of costs incurred from the countries. Italy have now removed several countries from its ‘Black list’ of countries that require this additional reporting.

Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines have now been removed from this ‘Black list’ or ‘Modello Polivalente’, still leaving over 40 countries on it.

For a full list of countries see the earlier eBiz Answers post: Italian Tax Black List

Italy VAT rise looking unlikely

Italy VAT rise looking unlikely

Having already increased the VAT rate to 22% in 2013 Italy was facing another VAT increase to 24% in 2016, with an even further potential increase to 26.5% in 2018. This increase was proposed as the Italian total debt has continued to rise in recent years, and was looking to rise to 130% of GDP in 2015. Italy failed to reduce spending enough so as to reduce its deficit as a percentage of GDP to below 3%, which is a basic requirement for membership of the Euro currency. Continue Reading