Hi everybody! I am starting a new site and i am still building it. At the moment i do not have any VAT code so i would like to obtain it when i have the site ready. In italy a VAT code is needed if you have a store active for more than 30 days. Considering above, when can i consider the site opened? At the moment it is not opened to public because it is protected by password but i ask you:i have to consider the 30 days already started even if the site is protected with password? Thanks for your support
Thank you for getting in touch. Are you able to provide any documentation that states that VAT registration is required within 30 days of starting an online store in Italy? I am not aware if this is the case or not. If this is indeed true, then it would not be for Shopify to define when a store is deemed opened or active by the Italian tax authorities—I would recommend speaking to a tax professional to confirm this if you are unsure, although my presumption would be that if store is password-protected and you are not accepting orders then it is not active.
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