VAT CASH RECEIPT APPROACH
This optional special scheme allows that sales and services are recorded as revenues for VAT purposes when they are collected, deferring declaration and payment of output VAT. Consequently, input VAT can only be deducted when purchases are paid.
However, the cutoff date for the deferral is the 31st of December of the year following the performance of the operation.
Cash receipt approach can only be applied to taxable persons whose turnover in the previous calendar year has not exceeded €2.000.000. To calculate the turnover, VAT law takes:
· all sales and services,
o Sales equalization percentage (where appropriate)
o Sales and services provided in previous years (where appropriate),
o Occasional supply of real estate,
o Supply of capital goods,
o Supply of investment gold,
o Financial operations
Operations excluded of cash receipt approach are considered to be carried out at the time of the operation.
Cash approach can be applied to all operations carried out in the territory of application of the tax but for
· operations in simplified scheme or in the special schemes of agriculture, equalization, investment gold, services provide electronically or group of entities;
· exports and EU operations;
· EU acquisitions;
· operations with reversal of taxable person;
· imports and assimilated operations and
· own use of goods and services.
CHARACTERISTICS OF THIS SPECIAL SCHEME
VAT is accrued at the time of total or partial collection and only for the amounts actually collected. Consequently, the moment of collection must be proved.
The right to deduct input VAT arises at the time of total or partial collection, with a cutoff date of 31st December of the year following the performance of the operation.
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