Split payment renewal
Spit payments in the e-invoicing terrain have most recently been associated with Poland. By means of some background, split payments often serve as an effective measure to maintain tax regulation, as the buyer typically pays money into a bank account dedicated solely to tax purposes. Critically, this ensures the payment of VAT and is thus viewed as an effective measure to reduce the VAT gap. Italy, like Poland, has also made use of the split payment mechanism, although to date this has been restricted to the Business to Government (B2G) sphere. The split payment mechanism in Italy has been in operation since 2015 and was due to expire in June 2023. The Italian Minister of Finance has announced that the procedure for the renewal of the split payment is nearing completion, reinforcing the split payment as an integral feature of Italy’s e-invoicing topography.