IVIE Tax Base Post Brexit

Brexit has had a potentially expensive impact for Italian tax residents owning real estate in the UK.  Italian tax residents are required to pay a wealth or ownership tax on foreign (ie. non Italian) real estate (unless the property is owned and occupied as a […]

Taxes on Second Homes in Italy

A second home in Italy If you have bought a house in Italy, but do not intend to live in it as your habitual abode, it will be considered a second home and not an “abitazione principale” or “prima casa” (main home). Under Italian law, […]

The CU – what is it?

The Italian Tax Agency has published the CU 2021 (Certificazione Unica) model form with the relevant instructions. The CU 2021, is a fundamental tax document required by pensioners, employees and the self-employed who are in receipt of income from an Italian employer, pension provider or […]

“Impatriates” Tax Relief on earned/self employment income

5 Year Extension after initial 5 year period The “Decreto Bilancio 2021” (Law 178/2020), has extended the possibility of taking advantage of the 5 year extension of the tax regime for “impatriated” workers available to individuals who transferred their residence to Italy before 30 April […]

TFR – the Trattamento di Fine Rapporto or Employee Leaving Indemnity

What is the TFR? Employment agreements in Italy are generally governed by the terms and conditions of the relevant national collective labour agreement (CCNL) negotiated from time to time by the Italian government, the trade unions and employer organisations.  These standard contracts make provision for a series of provisions applicable to the hire of individual employees in Italy. Regardless of […]

Second payment on account

By 30 November of each year, Italian taxpayers must make payment of the second payment on account. The first payment was due earlier in the year at the same time as the tax due for FY 2019. The amount to be paid by way of […]

Tax Penalties and the Ravvedimento Operoso

The Ravvedimento Operoso Procedure derives from the Italian word which can be literally translated as “redemption” or “penitence”.   It is, however, in this context not a religious concept, but simply a procedure that allows taxpayers who have missed a deadline for payment to pay tax […]

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