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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. Logo

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