Since 1 January 2019, Italian established companies are required to issue e-Invoices for B2B domestic supplies of goods and services. To comply with e-Invoicing obligation, VAT calculation service issues invoices in XML format that is accepted by “Sdi” (Sistema di Interscambio ) on behalf of the sellers. All such e-Invoices are transmitted to SDI exchange system. SDI validates the e-Invoices and delivers them to customers electronically.
VAT calculation service makes the e-Invoicing validation and delivery status available to sellers in VAT Calculation report on Seller Central. Sellers can also download the copies of XML invoices submitted to the SDI on Seller Central.
For more information on downloading Amazon VAT invoices, refer to VAT calculation service.
Yes. If you have activated Amazon’s VAT calculation service, Amazon will create the invoice in XML-PA format and submit directly to the Tax portal, Sistema di Interscambio (SDI), on your behalf. For more information, refer to the EU VAT calculation service methodology document.
SDI is a portal owned and operated by the Italian government. All in-scope invoices must be submitted to SDI in a specific XML format. Invoices will go through an automatic authentication process, after which the submitting system will receive an acceptance receipt or rejection notice. SDI sends accepted invoices directly to the customer’s SDI mailbox.
VAT calculation services creates and submits the invoice data via XML to the SDI as soon as that data is ready. The SDI then reviews this information and sends the official invoice directly to the customer.
E-Invoice status is available in the VCR report on Seller Central. VCR report has 5 additional columns that provides the details e-Invoice status information.
To download Amazon VAT invoices:
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|VCR Column||Description||Example value|
|SDI invoice delivery status||
Shows the e-Invoice SDI validation and delivery status. It has 5 status values:
1 Rejected: Status when e-Invoice failed validation by SDI
2 Accepted: Status when e-invoice validated successfully
3 Pending: Status when validation awaiting
4 (Blank): Status for other PDF invoices
5 Accepted but failed to deliver: Status when received receipt of delivery impossibility
|SDI invoice error code||Error code returned by SDI for rejecting e-Invoice||Error (00301)|
|SDI invoice error description||Error description rassociated with error code returned by the SDI||Error (00301): 18.104.22.168.2 <IdCodice> non valido : 345678TEST. Suggerimento: Verificare che il campo IdFiscaleIVA/IdCodice del "CedentePrestatore" sia valido.|
|SDI invoice delivery date time||Date and time of SDI validation and delivery||29-Oct-2020 UTC|
|E-Invoice URL||Url to the e-Invoice that is transmitted to SDI for validation and delivery||https://amazon.com/gp/invoice/download.html?v=urn%3aalx%3aver%3ace5bcdba-192d-41f9-a2dd-00f526bfd1eb&t=EU_Retail_Forward|
VAT invoices will be available in the Amazon VAT invoices 3 days after the order has been shipped.
E-Invoices copies are now available on Seller Central for bulk download. Seller can download the XML invoices directly from Tax Document library. To download Amazon VAT invoices:
You will need to provide your SDI account ID and certified email address in order for VAT calculation service to create and send an XML invoice on your behalf. To provide Amazon with your SDI information:
The VAT calculation service uses your SDI Account ID and Certified Email Address information as an indicator that you require an XML invoice to be created. Without this information a PDF invoice will be sent to your customer.
You will need to go to your personal Tax portal on the Italian Tax Authorities website to download the official XML invoice. Please note Amazon will provide a duplicate PDF document and duplicate XML invoice submitted to SDI for each order in Seller Central, but note this is not an official invoice. You can only receive the official invoice from the Tax portal.
For more information on how to obtain SDI account ID and certified email address, visit the Interchange System website directly.
Yes. Amazon will create a credit note in XML-PA format and submit directly to SDI.
If you receive an invoice request from a customer, check whether the customer has registered the VAT number or tax code in their Amazon account. If the customer is an Amazon Business customer, the VAT calculation service will automatically issue the invoice.
The VAT calculation service issues a purchase receipt for the following use cases:
You have at your disposal the VAT Calculation Service report in which you will find the information starting from the third day after the shipment. Before the three days, the following applies: If the customer is an Amazon Business customer (you can check it from the order detail where you will find evidence of the customer type), the invoice will be issued by the VAT calculation service. If the order does not have the Amazon Business badge on the order page and the customer has requested the invoice, you will need to check with the customer if they have entered the tax code or VAT number in their Amazon account. If you have entered this information, the VAT service has automatically issued an invoice. If you have not entered this information, the VAT service has issued a purchase receipt.