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daext
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The italian government is going to approve a new ridiculous law, please check out this for details http://www.forbes.com/sites/timworstall/2013/12/14/italy-passes-the-illegal-google-tax/.

Basically will be impossible to sell online goods to any private italian or italian company without an italian VAT.

This new crazy idea is going to destroy the italian digital economy and will affect the amount of sales of every author in this marketplace, maybe 5% or more.

How in europe something like this can happen?

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Anps
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A bit more actually, since the holder of Italian VAT number will want a commission of course.

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Australia
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On the positive side, it means bonafide VAT based businesses can recover costs and balance / offset these against VAT contributions.

But then again, 22% in VAT omg.

http://www.kpmg.com/global/en/issuesandinsights/articlespublications/taxnewsflash/pages/italy-increased-vat-rate-22-percent-effective-october-2013.aspx

Interesting read

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_tax_rates
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ToivoMedia
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Sounds like the law is unworkable anyway.

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uouapps
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It’s really not an issue you can get a “numero di partita IVA” in half a day so this won’t affect authors + worst case scenario you can declare a company offshore like most of the online businesses

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doru
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That’s probably part of the new laws over copyright they are working in Italy that from what I’ve seen are just dangerous stuff that protects big interest and are made to censorship the internet by blocking websites that the government or corporations don’t like

What they usually do in Italy is create a bunch of laws that are wrong and unconstitutional and use them till many years later the Constitutional Court declare them void.

If those laws are in conflict with the EU laws it doesn’t matter. Eu will just fine Italy because they don’t respect the European treaty and that’s that.

What that article fails to address is the fact that all major website sell stuff in Italy but they are located in convenient offshore countries. Logically they are indeed avoiding the Italy tax system while working in Italy.

Since there are big interests in play it will be difficult for this law to pass, but if it will pass then expect the government to block any website they think doesn’t respect the law. At that moment will be indeed the time for me to finally go to Switzerland :|

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daext
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That’s probably part of the new laws over copyright they are working in Italy that from what I’ve seen are just dangerous stuff that protects big interest and are made to censorship the internet by blocking websites that the government or corporations don’t like

What they usually do in Italy is create a bunch of laws that are wrong and unconstitutional and use them till many years later the Constitutional Court declare them void.

If those laws are in conflict with the EU laws it doesn’t matter. Eu will just fine Italy because they don’t respect the European treaty and that’s that.

What that article fails to address is the fact that all major website sell stuff in Italy but they are located in convenient offshore countries. Logically they are indeed avoiding the Italy tax system while working in Italy.

Since there are big interests in play it will be difficult for this law to pass, but if it will pass then expect the government to block any website they think doesn’t respect the law. At that moment will be indeed the time for me to finally go to Switzerland :|

E’ inquietante quello che stanno facendo, sembra non sarà più possibile acquistare software e servizi dalle aziende che decideranno di non fare la partita iva italiana, se ad esempio Envato decidesse di non farla potrebbe essere impossibile comprare e vendere prodotti qui.

Inoltre sta anche entrando l’agcom a fare danni nel web ed a censurare chi gli pare.

Ho anche io preso in considerazione di andare in Svizzera, ma al momento per me questo è solo un hobby e dovrò incrementare le mie entrate prima di fare un passo di questo tipo.

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