I am trying to attend a trade show to be held in Milan in September for my small import business. In order to register, I must obtain a VAT number. Does anyone know how I can go about doing so?
Also, is there paperwork that I will need to fill out every year for having this VAT number?
My company is based here in the USA, but I am a dual citizen of both the USA and Italy. I'm not sure if that makes any difference!
If you're a non-Italian buyer, you don't need an Italian VAT number; I suggest using something 00000000000 or something similar to go through a badly programmed registration website.
These things, which slow the growth of the Italian economy, are maddening!