Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a country located in Southern Europe and one of the first “fiscal counties”. Back in 1983, the Italian government adopted the Law 1983 – 18 and introduced, so called. misuratore fiscale – fiscal cash register.
As for fiscalization in Italy, 2015. was very important year. It was back then when the Italian government introduced Registratore Telematico (RT devices )– certified cash registers which are able to send daily financial statements (Z – reports) via internet to tax authority (Agenzia Entrate).
Before January 1st 2019, it was up to the VAT payers to decide to ether use Fiscal devices or standard POS printer. From this date, only fiscal devices – misuratore fiscale or registratore telematico, could be used.
Starting from 1st of January 2020. all subjects must use RT devices. Two types of RT devices can be found on the market – RT fiscal printer and RT servers. POS application doesn’t have to go trough the certification process.
E–invoicing system must be used in all business-to-business and business-to-customer transactions in Italy starting from 01.01.2019.
Finally, after months of uncertainties and indiscretions it is confirmed that the famous receipt lottery is starting from 01.01.2020. The lottery of the receipts will be optional: only those who communicate the lottery code to the merchant will compete in the draws. It aims to combat the phenomenon of tax evasion by playing on the conflict of interests between consumers and traders.