Italian Real Estate Purchase Tax Guide

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 […]

Italian Tax Guide (for the geographically mobile)

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 […]

Main Residence – Tax Relief on Purchase

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 […]

Rent to Buy: what it is and how it works

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 […]

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