Occasional Services

Importance of the “occasional”, not financial limits Offering services on an occasional basis can provide an attractive tax and social security regime.  We are talking about the provision of services (e.g. teaching, IT services) on an occasional basis  (Prestazione Occasionale).  This regime applies to individuals […]

Tax Credit for a Dependent Child

The Italian legislator, keen to encourage population growth has made provision for  tax benefits relating to children.  The tax legislation makes reference to minor child: a child under the age of 18 years old dependent child: a person is considered a family dependent if they […]

The 2021 Tax Return on FY 2020 income

Italy – Deadlines for Income Tax Returns Modello Redditi PF The tax return is called “PF” standing for Persone Fisiche (individuals). Modello in Italian means “Form”. The PF form is for use by individuals who are not able to present the simplified tax return (the […]

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 […]

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