In the 2017 Budget law, Italy confirmed a number of potential VAT increases. These will only be applied if the country fails to met a range of budget targets, including meeting the Euro currency 3% fiscal deficit rule.
The propsed rate increases are:
Standard VAT rate
Increase from 22% to 24% on 1 Jan 2018
Increase from 24% to 25.9% on 1 Jan 2019
Reduced VAT rate
Increase from 10% to 13% on 1 Jan 2018
There will be no change to the 4% Super Reduced VAT rate.
Courtesy of VATlive.com