Italy: Changes in VAT management by D.L. 119 of 23 Oct 2018: Quarterly VAT communication "Lipe" on Dynamics AX 2012 R3

Applies to: Dynamics 365 for Finance and Operations


Accordingto the Legislative Decree no. 127/2015, art. 1 and Decree Law 78/2010, art. 21,the Periodic VAT payment Communication (COMUNICAZIONE IVA PERIODICA CONPROSPETTO DI LIQUIDAZIONE) information must be transmitted electronically inXML format (Quarterly VAT communication "Lipe").

Dynamics AX2012 R3 supports of Quarterly VAT communication for Italy. To supportthe of Quarterly VAT communication on Dynamics AX 2012 R3 the hotfix was released:# 4020795.

On 21st of March 2018, Italian InlandRevenue published information that starting from the first quarter of 2018 the“Lipe” communication must be submitted and this format replaces thecommunication model of the quarterly VAT returns approved with the provision ofMarch 27, 2017: KB #4245229.

This article describes changes in the Quarterly VAT communication “Lipe” on Dynamics AX 2012 R3 introduced forthe purpose to accommodate changes in VAT management in case if a company appliesVAT management and reporting by tax point date (“Date of VAT register”): KB #4511202.

Forcompanies that do not apply  VATmanagement and reporting by tax point date (“Date of VAT register”) the QuarterlyVAT communication “Lipe” report is not changed and data for the report willbe collected by tax transactions posting date.


When acompany decides to use “Date of VAT register” feature to enable VAT managementby tax point date which differs from the date of transaction posting, this hotfixmust be installed to uptake the change in VAT managementin the Quarterly VAT communication “Lipe” report.

When “Dateof VAT register” parameter in General ledger parameters form ismarked, the system on “Quarterly VAT Communication” report generationwill calculate amounts in the report by tax transactions basing on “Date ofVAT register” field instead of the tax transactions posting date. It is supposedthat Date of VAT register field is filled in for all the taxtransactions in the related period. Check whether there are tax transactionswith empty Date of VAT register using VAT register transactions periodictask (KB #4511202).

Hotfix information

How to obtain the Microsoft Dynamics AX updates files

This update is available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.  

You must have one of the following products installed to apply this hotfix:

  • Microsoft Dynamics AX 2012 R3
Restart requirement
You must restart the Application Object Server (AOS) service after you apply the hotfix.

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