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SIOPE Coding structure

The development of the Siope system requires the identification of a common national coding system of public revenues and expenses for each institution type, linked to the classifications of national accounts established by the ESA95 system.

It is a homogeneous coding system of all the payment and collection operations of the Public Administration.

The Circular Letter of the Ministry of Economy n. 46 of December 20, 2002, later amended by the Circular Letter of the Ministry of the Economy n. 2 of January 21, 2004, defined the coding of Government expenditure and came into effect in 2003.

The Decrees of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of February 18, 2005, (published in the Ordinary Supplement n. 33 of the Official Gazette n. 57 of March 10, 2005) defined the codes together with the methods and timing of the implementation of the SIOPE system for the following institutions:

· Regions and the Autonomous Provinces of Trento and Bolzano;

· Local Authorities;

· Universities.

The definition of the coding system for these sectors was one of the most complex phases of the SIOPE project. A very laborious task that involved the State General Accounting Department -Inspectorate General for Public Administration Finance (RGS-IGEPA), the Bank of Italy (Banca d'Italia), the National Institute of Statistics (Istat), the National Centre for Information Technology in Public Administration (Cnipa) and, of course, the institutions that are monitored by the reporting system: Regions, Local Authorities and Universities.

In the course of 2005, new Working Groups will be established to define the codes for other sectors of the Public Administration system.

According to what has been established by the above-mentioned Decrees, on January 1st, 2006, the SIOPE reporting system on payments and collections data will become operational for the Regions and the Universities. As for the Local Authorities, in financial year 2006, the system will apply to all Provinces and Municipalities with a population over 20 thousand inhabitants; starting from the financial year 2007, the system will be extended to all Local Authorities.

Starting from the financial year 2006, the SIOPE system, as far as the Local Authorities are concerned, will apply to the Provinces and the Municipalities with a population over 20 thousand inhabitants; from the financial year 2007, the system will be extended to all Local Authorities. "In implementation of Art. 28, Paragraph 4, of Law n. 289 of December 27, 2002, starting from January 1st, 2006, the banks that provide cash/treasury services and the post offices that provide analogous services, will not accept payment orders that do not contain the required codes"