With the answer to ruling no. 248 dated 9 May 2022, the Italian tax authorities provided clarifications with reference to VAT refunds in simplified procedure ex Article 38-ter, Presidential Decree 633/1972, applicable for non-resident persons established in non-EU Countries.
On 27 April 2022, the Italian Revenue Agency published the provision no. 143438 defining the terms and conditions for the presentation and the content of the self-declaration in lieu of affidavit in order to verify compliance with the limits and conditions set out in Sections 3.1 and 3.12 of the Temporary Framework ("TF") in relation to State Aid obtained up to 31/12/2021, as well as the terms and conditions for the voluntary repayment of such State Aids in the event that the maximum limits provided have been exceeded.
Law decree no. 36 dated April 30, 2022 (the so-called "PNRR 2") has extended the obligation of electronic invoicing also to the so-called "minor taxpayers" (those who fall under the minimum regime referred to in art. 27, paragraphs 1 and 2, law decree no. 98/2011 and those who apply the flat tax regime referred to in art. 1, paragraphs 54 to 89, Law no. 190/2014) and to amateur sports associations.
The Council and the European Parliament reached a political agreement that represents an important step towards the final approval and implementation of the DSA.
On 6 April 2022, the Italian Council of Ministers approved, on the proposal of the Minister for Economic Development Giancarlo Giorgetti, the draft law amending the Italian Industrial Property Code (I.I.P.C.) issued by Legislative Decree no. 30 of 10 February 2005.
On March 23, 2022, the Ministry of the Ecological Transition (“MET”), published a call for tender concerning project proposals relating to research and development activities, to be financed within the Recovery and Resilience Plan (“RRP”), in hydrogen matters (the “Tender”).
With the Resolution no. 16 of March 28th, 2022, the Italian tax authorities clarified that accounting books can be kept on electronic devices within three months following the deadline of the income tax return.
In recent years it is worth noticing an important commitment by China to develop and implement the protection of intellectual property. Among the most recent legislative innovations, it is worth noticing a new system for the protection of the so-called “IP assets”.
The decree-law approved by the Council of Ministers on 17 March 2022 extended for the private sector until 30 June 2022, the deadline for using the simplified smart working procedure.
On 15 March 2022, Decree no. 19 of the 13 January 2022 of the Ministry of Economy and Finance ("MEF") relating to the Regulation amending Decree no. 30 of 5 March 2015published in the Italian Official Gazette.