What is meant by electronic receipt?
Electronic receipt represents obligation for taxpayers to store and transmit daily fees electronically. Since July 1st 2019 it has been mandatory for merchants with a turnover higher than 400 000 euros and since January 1st 2020 this has been a must for all operators.
The main goal is to suppress tax evasion and complement e-invoicing obligation which is mandatory for all VAT payers since January 2019.
To fulfill the new obligation, it is necessary to acquire new telematic recorders which fulfill the rules and technical specifications published by the Revenue Agency. Besides that, the Italian Inland Revenue enabled web procedure via Invoices and Payments portal for those who do not possess telematic recorder.
What is electronic receipt from customer perspective?
Once the electronic receipt has been prepared, depending on customer preferences, the document itself can be either printed and given to the customer or sent to him digitally via mail or even via Whats App.
The document will have only commercial value and can be used for warranties, exchanges, returns, etc. One of the advantages for customers is the possibility of having a new digital warranty on the products purchased, without obligation to store printed receipt.
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