TAX LAW AND LITIGATION
Vittorio Emanuele Falsitta & Partners has provided assistance in critical pre-litigation and litigation procedures since its incorporation. The firm’s team of experts advices clients in every aspect of dealing with the various departments of Italian tax authorities by supporting the taxpayer (whether a natural or legal person) during on-site inspections, investigations, and compliance checks, and by acting on their behalf at tax tribunals.
DISPUTES WITH THE ITALIAN CUSTOMS AGENCY
Vittorio Emanuele Falsitta & Partners provides assistance in administrative and defence procedures concerning the application of tariffs and customs duties and in general matters arising from Italian customs law and dealings with the Italian Customs Agency and its departments.
Recent major changes in Italian legislation under the initiative known as “Cambia Verso” [‘Change Direction’] have introduced some important new features to the Italian tax system, including the ability for the taxpayer to proactively engage with the Italian Revenue Agency by raising concerns and questions in advance. Structuring a ‘collaborative compliance’ programme requires a combination of superb professional capabilities and an innovative mindset. As the essential need for ever more effective communication with the Italian tax authorities grows, only clear, straightforward co-operation and constructive engagement will be capable of creating the lasting valuable outcomes needed to restore trust in the system’s reliability.
This is the challenge for the next few years!
The firm arranges these programmes for both companies and natural persons. The head of our tax compliance division has many years of experience in this area, having held key roles in the Italian Revenue Agency. He is thus uniquely placed to provide excellent technical expertise together with in-depth knowledge of the inner workings of the Agency.
CRIMINAL TAX DISPUTES
Tax obligations are governed by a very heavy criminal penalty regime. The firm has the specific expertise to assist and defend its clients during both preliminary investigations and in criminal litigation, including proceedings involving the application of preventive measures, and is therefore often asked to carry out technical consultancy work.
Our firm’s team of professionals have acquired deep interdisciplinary expertise in inter-connected financial and economic areas. This enables us to ensure we can assist and defend clients against any possible allegation of crimes committed for financial gain such as money laundering, bankruptcy, tax fraud or similar, whether during preventive judicial measures or litigation.
TAX ADVISORY SERVICE – PREVENTING EXPOSURE TO CRIMINAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE LIABILITY
The firm offers consultancy services for natural persons or organisations on every aspect of financial and business taxation matters with the aim of preventing exposure to criminal and administrative liability, and to ensure business ventures comply with their legal obligations.