Your VAT payback opportunity: Further clarifications provided by the Italian tax authorities on the VAT deduction related to the pharmaceutical payback

With the Ruling reply no. 440/2022 dated 29th August 2022, the Italian tax authorities provided clarifications with reference to a case submitted by a taxpayer related to the the possibility of recovering the VAT included in payback amount[1], according to the Law Decree no. 78/2015, on the procedures related to the years 2015 and 2020, for which, as a matter of prudence, the relevant VAT had not been deducted by the taxpayer.

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Will you change your supply chain to benefit from a VAT and duty free importation into Belgium?

As an effort to limit the impact of COVID-19, the Belgian government has introduced a temporary relief measure whereby certain goods imported into Belgium can benefit from a VAT and duty exemption. 

A key condition to benefit from said exemption entails the importation by a so-called recognized healthcare institution (almost all Belgian hospitals qualify as such an institution). 

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