The Revenue Agency has announced that the first results of the electronic invoice in the fight against evasion are already visible. In fact, in two months, 688 million euros of false VAT credits have been blocked.

After the first phase of startup, the electronic invoice entered the live and daily of millions of Italians. To date, it informs the Revenue Agency, there are about 2.7 million operators who have sent 350 million electronic invoices. With a spread of 3.85%.

The role of electronic invoice as an anti-evasion and anti-fraud instrument is also strengthened, with the first tangible results. In just over two months a complex system of fraud was unmasked, implemented through false invoices between paper companies. And false Iva credits for 688 million euros have been discovered and blocked. This is thanks to the risk analysis based on electronic invoices and data of the Invoices and Fees portal.

Not just electronic invoice, digital services for citizens

On the service activity side, in 2018 refunds were paid to households and businesses totalling € 17.5 billion. Number representing +8% compared to the previous year.

The digital transformation of the Revenue Agency also covers the issue of services for citizens. In fact, the use of online services is growing. The number of users registered to the Agency’s telematic services reached 8.4 million, +20% on 2017. And the tax drawer visits increase, which reach 30 million (+12% compared to 2017).

Of the approximately 1.9 million leases almost 7 out of 10 were registered through the electronic services of the Agency. As regards cadastral and mortgage services, over 1.4 million databank update documents were submitted online last year. As well as 4.3 million cadastral headers update.

The F24 template is confirmed as the main instrument for the payment of taxes and contributions, and informs the Revenue Agency. In 2018, payments of € 608 billion were made to the Agency’s systems, net of compensation. Of these, 96% via telematic services.

The tax also contributes to make the country more attractive for investors, continuing in the path of digitalization of services. Last year 27 responses were provided to new investment. These will bring in more resources for approximately €15 billion and 13 thousand new jobs.

The other results achieved in 2018

In general, informs the Agency, last year more than 16 billion euros were carried back into the state cashiers deriving from ordinary control activities. L These are sums actually collected through direct payments (+10%), letters for compliance (+38%), and roles (+4%).

The Agency, on the other hand, has a decline in revenue from extraordinary measures, such as the definition of tax disputes (-87%), the scrapping (-41%) and the voluntary disclosure (-25%). From these derive receipts for 3 billion euros that, added to the recovery from ordinary controls, bring the total figure of the 2018 receipts to 19,2 billion euros.

The spontaneous revenue from the main taxes managed by the Revenue Agency is increasing: direct and indirect taxes, regional and municipal taxes. It goes from 414 billion in 2017 to almost 420 billion (+1.4%) in 2018.

The recovery action of Revenue-Response Agency reported a total of €10 billion in the state’s coffers. The sums collected come for 55% from taxpayers with debts above 100 thousand euros. And 21% of the population with debts between 10 and 50 thousand euros. Only 1.8% of the sums collected come from citizens with debts of up to 1,000 euros.

In 2018, it still informs the Agency, tax claims have dropped further in the first instance compared to previous years. Last year, 68 thousand taxpayers were, in fact, who addressed the provincial tax commission, against the 70 thousand applicants of 2017. The decrease exceeds 60% if the 2018 appeals are compared with those submitted in 2011, i.e. the year before the introduction of the complaint/mediation institution.

Further information and all data are available on the website of the Revenue Agency, at this link.

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