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May 24, 2021

Covid-19 Vaccines. Is waiving patent protection really the solution?

The COVID-19 epidemiologic emergency recently lit a broad debate on the patent protection of Covid-19 vaccines.

The issue was first raised by India and South Africa, which asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to take a decision to lift the application of the regime of patents and other intellectual property rights related to vaccines.


March 26, 2021

Support Decree

Law Decree no. 41 dated 22/03/2021 (hereinafter “Support Decree”) was published in Italian Official Journal no. 70 dated 22 March 2021 and it became effective on 23 March 2021.


March 11, 2021

2021 ADVERTISING BONUS

From 1 March 2021 to 31 March 2021 taxpayers may file the notification to benefit from the tax credit on investments in advertising campaigns, so-called “advertising bonus”, made or that will be made in the year 2021.

The “Notification to benefit from the tax credit” has to be submitted to the Department for Information and Publishing of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers through the online services made available by the Revenue Agency.

Submitting this notification fulfills the function of “making a reservation” for the bonus. Investments must be confirmed by transmitting an “Affidavit of actual investments” from 1 January to 31 January of the following year.

Businesses, the self-employed and noncommercial entities are eligible for the benefit in connection with investments in advertising campaigns on the daily and periodic press, including on digital media, and on local television and radio broadcasters.

The attached file describe the specific features of the tax credit for the year 2021.


February 22, 2021

TAX CREDIT FOR INVESTMENTS IN CAPITAL EQUIPMENT

The 2020 Budget Act introduced a tax credit for investments in new capital equipment made starting from 1 January 2020, including intangible assets functional to the technological transformation under the “Industry 4.0” model. The 2021Budget Act (Law no. 178/2020) then introduced some changes. In this paper, you will find percentages to calculate the tax credit, as well as required documents, listed for you.


February 4, 2021

DECLARATIONS OF INTENT

Recommendation to download declarations from your Tax Box
The “Growth Decree” (D.L. 30 April 2019, No. 34 – art. 12-bis) and the relevant Implementing measure dated 27 February 2020, Ref. No. 96911/2020 of the Director of the Revenue Agency repealed the obligation for exporters to deliver declarations of intent to their foreign suppliers or service providers.


January 11, 2021

THE 2021 BUDGET ACT

Law no. 178 of 30 December 2020 (hereinafter “2021 Budget Act”) was published in Italian Official Journal no. 322 dated 30 December 2020 and became effective on 1 January 2021.

The following paragraphs concisely recap major new tax provisions.


December 14, 2020

MANDATORY DISCLOSURE REGIME “DAC 6” (Reg. Prov. 26/11/2020)

Regulatory Provision of the Revenue Agency dated 26 November 2020 – procedures and time limits to file information on reportable cross-border arrangements On 26 November 2020, the regulatory provision of the Italian Revenue Agency containing the procedures and time limits to file information on reportable crossborder arrangements was published. The Regulatory Provision outlines the implementing provisions of Leg. Dec. No. 100 of 30 July 2020, and of the decree of the Ministry of the Economy and Finance dated 17 November 2020. The following paragraphs briefly recap the contents of the Regulatory Provision under review.  


December 14, 2020

“DAC 6” MANDATORYDISCLOSURE REGIME (Min.Dec. 17/11/2020)

Min. Dec. 17 November 2020 – Technical Rules and Procedure on the Mandatory Automatic Exchange of Information on Cross-Border Arrangements On 17 November 2020, the Minister oft he Economy and Finance issued a specific ministerial decree defining the technical rules and procedure for the mandatory automatic exchange of information on cross-border arrangements reportable to the Italian Revenue Agency. The Decree was issued under art. 5,para 2 of Leg. Dec. no. 100, dated 30July 2020, which implemented theDAC6 Directive on the mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation in relation to reportable cross-border arrangements. The following paragraphs recap the contents of the Ministerial Decree under review.


January 11, 2021

Compensation Decree IV

Law Decree no. 157 of 30 November 2020, called “Compensation Decree IV”, includes additional urgent measures connected with the Covid-19 epidemiologic emergency. The wording of the Decree was published in Italian Official Journal no. 297 dated 30 November 2020 and became effective on 30 November 2020. The following paragraphs briefly recap the main provisions of the Decree.


November 25, 2020

TRANSFER PRICING | New Documents to prevent the application of penalties

On 23 November 2020, the Revenue Agency published Regulatory Provision no. 360494, with which it implemented Art. 8 of Min. Dec. 14 May 2018 requiring the revision of regulations on transfer pricing documents. This Regulatory Provision radically changed the manner of preparing transfer pricing documents appropriate to ensure penalty protection to taxpayers.

The attached paper briefly recap the provisions of this Regulatory Provision.


November 2, 2020

TAX | Compensation Decree

Law Decree No. 137 dated 28 October 2020, called “Compensation Decree”, includes additional urgent measures on the protection of health, support of workers and companies, justice and safety, connected to the Covid-19 epidemiologic emergency. The text of the Decree was published on Italian Official Journal no. 269 dated 28 October 2020 and came into force on 29 October 2020.

This paper recaps more interesting provisions.


September 3, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER N.20/2020

The "Decreto Agosto" (August Decree) explained. This paper is written in Italian.


June 30, 2020

Tax credit | Sanitization and purchase of PPE

Businesses, artists and professionals, non-commercial entities including third-sector entities and religious entities recognized for civil law purposes, are eligible for a tax credit for costs incurred in 2020 to sanitize and for the purchase of personal protection equipment (PPE).

In this paper is about terms for communication and how to use the tax credit.


June 30, 2020

Tax credit | Adaptation of work environments

Businesses, artists and professionals, that operate in places that are open to the public, i.e., only the ones listed in the specific list based on the ATECO 2007 classification, and associations and foundations and other private entities including third-sector entities, are eligible for a tax credit for works and investments needed to comply with health requirements and measures to contain the spread of the Covid-19.

In this paper is about terms for communication and how to use the tax credit.


June 30, 2020

TAX | Write-up of company assets and shareholdings

Law no. 40 of 5 June 2020, published in Italian Official Journal no. 143 dated 6 June 2020, converted into law with amendments DL 23/2020, the so-called Liquidity Decree. New provisions introduced upon conversion include amendments to the write-up of company assets and shareholdings under art. 6-bis “Provisions to support the hotel and spa’s industries” and art. 12-ter “Provisions on corporate assets” (which applies to all other companies).


May 25, 2020

Covid-19 emergency response updates | RELAUNCH DECREE – New Labour Provisions

The Relaunch Decree supplements, revises and amends under several perspectives the provisions on employment management in the Heal Italy Decree.

In this paper, you fill find the main new provisions. 


May 21, 2020

Covid-19 emergency response updates | RELAUNCH DECREE – Economic and Tax provisions

Law Decree no. 34 of 19 May 2020, so-called “Relaunch” Decree, sets out urgent measures on health, support to employment and the economy, and social plans connected to the COVID-19 epidemiologic emergency.

In this paper, you fill find the main new provisions.


May 11, 2020

Covid-19 emergency response updates | DATA PROTECTION AND CYBERSECURITY

On 24 April 2020, the “Shared protocol regulating measures to fight and contain the Covid-19 virus in work environments” (the “Protocol”) was revised. The implications on personal data are illustrated in this newsletter. 


May 4, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n.14/2020

Contributions for the expenses incurred for the purchase of  Personal Protective Equipment for the employees. This paper is written in English.


May 4, 2020

IP NEWSLETTER n.1/2020

Opening of registrations to the national register of historical brands. This paper is written in Italian.  


April 28, 2020

Covid-19 emergency response updates| LABOUR

Resuming productive activities and Company agreements to regulate necessary measures to contain the risk of Covid-19 infection, updated with the latest changes in the Protocol shared between the Government Administration – Employers’ Associations and Trade Unions, dated April 24, 2020.


April 27, 2020

Covid-19 emergency response updates| RESTRUCTURING

Restructuring tools for distressed companies in connection with the COVID-19 emergency.


April 16, 2020

Covid-19 emergency response updates| TAX

The "Liquidity Decree" explained.


April 9, 2020

Covid-19 emergency response updates| LITIGATION

Urgent measures concerning business continuity and civil justice in the so-called "Liquidity" Decree.


April 15, 2020

Covid-19 emergency response updates| LABOUR

Major provisions in the area of labour contained in Law Decree No. 18, dated March 17, 2020 (so-called "Cura Italia" Decree), supplemented by the so-called Liquidity Decree (DL no. 23 of 8 April 2020).


March 31, 2020

Covid-19 emergency response updates| CORPORATE

Formalities for companies’ shareholders’ and/or board of directors’ meetings during the Covid-19 emergency.


March 31, 2020

Covid-19 emergency response updates| TAX

Incentives for manufacturing and supplying medical devices under art.5 in D.L. 18/2020, so-called “Cura Italia" (Heal Italy) Decree.


March 30, 2020

Covid-19 emergency response updates| TAX

Suspension of tax and social securities payments under the "Cura Italia" Decree.


March 27, 2020

Covid-19 emergency response updates| FINANCE

The financial measures to support Italian enterprises through the banking system enacted by the Law Decree No. 18 of 17 March 2020, in connection with the health emergency caused by the outbreak of the virus COVID-19: this newsletter is aimed at providing an overview of the main financial aids and measures for Italian enterprises to support their liquidity needs and facilitate their access to bank credit. Please note that the provisions contained in the above mentioned Law Decree, which entered into force on 17 March 2020, might be amended as a result of the legislative process.


March 27, 2020

Covid-19 emergency response updates| TAX

The "Cura Italia" (Heal Italy) Decree explained.


May 4, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n.14/2020

Contributions for the expenses incurred for the purchase of  Personal Protective Equipment for the employees. This paper is written in Italian.


April 16, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 13/2020

A very easy to read table with new tax deadlines. This paper is written in English.


April 15, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 13/2020

A very easy to read table with new tax deadlines. This paper is written in Italian.


April 10, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 12/2020

The Law Decree n. 23 of 8 April 2020, the so-called "Liquidity Decree", explained. This paper is written in Italian.


March 30, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 11/2020

Tax incentives for the production and supply of medical devices in the "Cura Italia" Decree. This paper is written in Italian.


March 27, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n.10/2020

Tax incentives for donations to support measures to contain Covid-19. This paper is written in Italian.


March 25, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 9/2020

The "Advertising Bonus" within the Decree "Cura Italia" explained. This paper is written in Italian.


March 19, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 8/2020

The “Cura Italia” Decree - Tax measures relating to the suspension of payments and of tax and social security obligations. This paper is written in Italian.


March 18, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 7/2020

The "Cura Italia" Decree explained. This paper is written in Italian.


January 17, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 6/2020

New tax regulations on works contracts and subcontracts.


January 17, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 5/2020

New rules on how to submit F24 tax settlement forms using tax credits to offset taxes payable.


January 17, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 4/2020

Introduction of tax crimes as predicate offenses of the administrative liability system under Legislative Decree no. 231/2001.


January 14, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 3/2020

2020 Budget Act.


January 13, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 2/2020

Major tax deadlines in 2020.


January 10, 2020

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 1/2020

Register of companies of Milan Monza Brianza and Lodi - digital signature requirement.


December 27, 2019

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 9/2019

Conversion into law, with amendments, of decree law no. 124 dated, 26 October 2019, “Tax Decree”.


December 20, 2019

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 8/2019

EU VAT Quick Fixes.


December 5, 2019

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 7/2019

2019 Periodic VAT Interim Payment.


November 25, 2019

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 6/2019

Requirement to print out accounting registers only upon inspection or audit by control agencies.


October 30, 2019

RESTRUCTURING & LITIGATION NEWSLETTER n. 1/2019

New Crisis Indicators.


July 23, 2019

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 5/2019

New tax regulations introduced by the Growth Decree as converted into law with amendments.


May 13, 2019

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 4/2019

2019 Growth Decree.


May 2, 2019

LITIGATION UPDATE n. 1/2019

The New Rules on Class Actions in Italy.


March 1, 2019

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 3/2019

New Parameters for the requirement to appoint supervisory bodies and auditors in limited companies (srl).    


January 16, 2019

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 2/2019

2019 Budget Act.


January 11, 2019

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 1/2019

Major Tax Deadlines in 2019.


November 15, 2018

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 7/2018

VAT: New Regulations and Simplified Procedures in the 2019 Tax Decree.


October 1, 2018

IP UPDATE n. 1/2018

The New EU Directive on Copyright.


September 19, 2018

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 6/2018

Tax credit for adverstising investments.


May 23, 2018

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 5/2018

New legislation on electronic invoices and payment of sales of fuel.


February 14, 2018

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 4/2018

2018 Tax deductions for building renovation.


January 25, 2018

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 3/2018

New Deadlines for VAT Deductions.


January 18, 2018

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 2/2018

The 2018 Budget Act.


January 16, 2018

TAX NEWSLETTER n. 1/2018

Major tax deadlines in the Year 2018.  


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