Lunedì 20 Febbraio 2017 - Aggiornato alle 19:30
Italian Revenue Agency is delivering 900.000 tax refunds
Good news for Italian taxpayers. The Italian Tax Administration is delivering more than 900.000 tax refunds to individual taxpayers for a total amount of 600 million of Euro. The most part of these refunds is related to the payment of income tax and it has been requested by means of returns submitted until 2007. These 600 million increase to 9 billion of Euro the total amount distributed to families and companies, since the beginning of 2009.
In particular, concerning individual taxpayers, the Italian Revenue Agency has given back 700 million of Euro (100 million of Euro in the last months and 600 million in these weeks) regarding direct and indirect taxes, vat excluded, for a total amount of 1 million refunds. Other refunds have been used by taxpayers to pay the sums requested by tax notices through compensation system for a total ammount of 100 million of Euro. Moreover, in the first six months of 2009, the Tax Administration has delivered 2,5 billion of Euro to companies in relation to direct taxes and has made available 5,5 billion of Euro to pay Vat refunds. (va.ib.)
Stop to fraudulent compensations
For the first time, the Italian Tax Administration has set up a specific antifraud task force in order to fight illegal compensations and at the same time to strength the standard tax enforcement activities. There are two different types of evasion related to the use of this instrument: the first is spread and regards individual behaviours, whilst the second is more complex and focuses on tax frauds. The Italian Revenue Agency is fighting these phenomena through a specific and targeted strategy and good results has been reached just after few months of antifraud task force activity.
In the effort to arrest spread tax evasion, the taskforce has analysed 80.000 taxpayers and has discovered, 8.000 cases of abusive compensations, for a total amount of 150 millions of Euro. All these sums are already on the way to be collected, thanks to the new and innovative procedure used.
Concerning tax fraud, the task force is improving enforcement activities direct to tackle illicit practices realised through the establishment of shadows companies, illegal management consultant activities and fraudulent invoices. With reference to 2007, 2008 and the first three months of 2009, the analysis of Intelligence has highlighted, only in few months of activity, 200 highly risk cases of suspect compensations, for a total amount of 170 millions of Euro. This phenomenon regards principally the building sector (47%) and reveals a strong unbalance on the distribution all over the Italian territory. (va.ib.)