The Fiscal Code Number (Codice Fiscale, Italian taxpayers’ identification number, TIN, tax code, call it what you like) is a unique taxpayer code that identifies all individuals in their dealings with the Italian authorities […]
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Introduction This guide briefly sets out the main Italian income tax issues arising on the purchase or use of, residential, urban (i.e. non agricultural) real estate in Italy to carry on a lettings business. Apart from the income tax, if you rent out property who […]
The Land Registry Category is an important variable in determining the tax payable in respect of real estate. All registered property in Italy is assigned a category. You can see the assigned category by getting hold of land registry extract or visura catastale. Italy has […]
The Italian tax regime applicable to residential real estate can seem confusing. Real estate has always been an attractive source of income for governments around Europe, and Italy is no exception. As real estate is difficult to move about, it presents an easy target for […]
This is our general guide to Italian tax. Obviously it’s difficult to summarise a complex system in a single document. But we’ve done our best. This document is not designed to constitute legal advice and you should undertake any action on the basis of what […]
You can save purchase tax (registration tax) on the purchase of Italian real estate if you elect to occupy as your main residence (in Italy) and actually occupy it as such for the five years following purchase. In order to occupy it as your main […]
Below is out guide in pdf format which you can download. This is a very general guide and only intended to give some basic background information. It should not be seen as a substitute for specific advice.
What does the special tax relief consist of? A 7% flat tax on all income for all pensioners (regardless of nationality) who: have been tax resident outside Italy for at least five (5) years prior to the tax year in which they become Italian tax […]
Do you want to buy a house but cannot find a bank to put up the finance you need. Are you concerned about making a commitment to buy but not sure about the timing? Italian law has a solution: the “Rent to Buy” scheme (affitto […]