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Italy Implements Reporting Obligations for Payment Service Providers to Combat VAT Fraud in Cross-Border E-commerce

  • Italy has published Legislative Decree No. 153 to implement EU Council Directive 2020/284 on combating VAT fraud in cross-border e-commerce.
  • The decree aligns Italy’s VAT fraud laws with EU regulations and will be effective from January 1, 2024.
  • It provides administrative tools to combat VAT fraud in international e-commerce more effectively.
  • Covered payment service providers in Italy are required to maintain electronic records of cross-border payments and beneficiaries every quarter.
  • The recordkeeping requirements apply to providers executing more than 25 cross-border payments.


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