20 December 2016
Italy recently guaranteed that it will provide VAT refunds for claims made by non-resident tax payers within four months of the claim being submitted.
This relates to VAT claims for Italian VAT incurred by VAT registered business from other countries which are submitted either through the tax payer’s home tax authority’s portal, or those directly sent to the Italian tax authorities.
However the Italian tax authorities have reserved the right to extend the four-month period in the case of claims requiring further investigation such as an audit.
Find out more about VAT in Italy