Withholding tax for Italy

This topic explains how to configure up Italy-specific settings for withholding tax and Italian withholding tax reports.

For Italy, there is a country-specific legal requirement that a buyer withhold a tax amount from some types of vendor payments, such as payments to self-employed vendors. The company must then remit the tax to the tax authority. Withholding tax is a tax that is withheld from the payment amount for vendor invoices. This topic describes Italy-specific settings for withholding tax and the following Italian reports: Withholding tax - certification, Withholding tax - monthly, and Withholding tax - yearly. Set up withholding tax codes at Tax > Indirect taxes > Withholding tax > Withholding tax codes. Define standard settings on the General and Calculation FastTabs. On the Italian reporting FastTab, define the following settings.

Field group Field Description
Entry type Withholding tax reason code Select the reference that is used when a payment is made to the tax authorities.
Entry type Source Specify whether to summarize the posted tax by source (source withholding tax or withholding tax in advance). This field is used on the Withholding tax - certification and Withholding tax - yearly reports.
Entry type May be reported by recipient Specify whether to summarize the posted tax by recipient (the recipient can or can't report income). This field is used on the Withholding tax - certification and Withholding tax - yearly reports.
Yearly declaration (770) Service type Enter the code for the service type. The code is used as a classification on the yearly tax declaration.
Yearly declaration (770) 770 form Enter the code for the section of the yearly tax declaration that the tax must be included in.

On the Action Pane, click Values, and set up values for the withholding tax code.

Field Description
From date Enter the first date that the withholding tax value percentage is valid.
To date Enter the last date that the withholding tax value percentage is valid.
Minimum limit Enter the minimum base for the calculation of the withholding tax.
Maximum limit Enter the maximum base for the calculation of the withholding tax.
Value Enter the withholding tax percentage value.
Non deductible % Enter the percentage to reduce the amount base by before calculation of the withholding tax.

On the Action Pane, click Limits, and set up limits for the withholding tax amount.

Field Description
From date Enter the first date that the withholding tax limits apply. The posting date determines which limit interval is used.
To date Enter the last date that the withholding tax limits apply. The posting date determines which limit interval is used.
Minimum withholding tax Enter the minimum withholding tax amount that can be posted for any transaction for the selected withholding tax code.
Maximum withholding tax Enter the maximum withholding tax amount that can be posted for any transaction for the selected withholding tax code.

Set up withholding tax groups at Tax > Indirect taxes > Withholding tax > Withholding tax groups. Define the code and name for a withholding tax group, and assign a withholding tax code to the group. Find more information, see Set up withholding tax (Task guide). Set up a vendor account for the calculation of withholding tax at Accounts payable > Vendors > All vendors. Define the following settings.

FastTab Field Description
Invoice and delivery Calculate withholding tax Set this option to Yes to calculate withholding tax.
Invoice and delivery Withholding tax g Withholding tax group
Invoice and delivery Fiscal code Enter the fiscal code.
Purchasing demographics Residence foreign country/region Select the country/region.
Purchasing demographics Birth place Enter the place of birth.
General Birthday - Day, Month, Year Enter the date of birth for a vendor of the Person type.

To run the Italy-specific reports about withholding tax, go to Tax > Inquiries and reports > Withholding tax reports:

  • Withholding tax - certification - This report is used to print an Italian certification report in the withholding tax currency. The report is intended to be sent to the vendor. It includes withholding tax data for the specified period. The report certifies to the vendor that tax amounts were withheld during the report period.
  • Withholding tax - monthly - This report is used to print, for each vendor account, details of the withholding tax amounts for all invoices that were paid during a month: the withholding tax reason code, total amount, base excluded amount, not taxable amount by treaty, not taxable amount, taxable base, and withholding tax amount. If the user selects to print details in the dialog box, the report shows amount details by document date and invoice number.
  • Withholding tax - yearly - This report is used to print, for each vendor account, the resulting withholding tax amounts. These amounts are grouped by withholding tax code and details are included by invoice. Depending on the Source and May be reported by recipient settings on the withholding tax code, the report also shows total amounts: total amounts that the recipient can or can't report, and total amounts of source withholding tax or withholding tax in advance.