Five municipalities in the Italian region of Lombardy and two municipalities in the Veneto are the first to offer citizens and business digital revenue stamps. These can now pay the fees required for official documents and processes online, using Italy’s government ePayment system PagoPA.
Titled @e.bollo, the digital revenue stamp system has been developed by Agenzia per l'Italia Digitale (AGID) - the country’s Agency for the Digitalisation of the Public Sector, together with the country’s Revenue Agency and the Chambers of Commerce (InfoCamere). The three announced the launch of @e.bollo on 14 April.
The first seven municipalities piloting @e.bollo are Legnano, Monza, Pavia, Rho, and Voghera (in Lombardy), and Treviso and Vicenza (in the Veneto). The very first digital revenue stamp was purchased on 13 April by a farmer in Treviso, AGID announced in its press release.
The digital revenue stamp will gradually be implemented by about 750 other municipalities and other public administrations.
AGID says the digital revenue stamp will save citizens and businesses valuable time, and simplify bureaucratic procedures. In recent years, the digitalisation agency tried several possible alternative technical solutions for the revenue stamps.