Tax relief for Building Renovation Works

What is it? Tax Credit for renovation/refurbishment work This consisted originally of a tax deduction – a reduction in computing personal income tax (IRPEF) of 36% (ie. a tax credit) of the expenses incurred, up to a total amount not exceeding Euro 48,000 per property […]

Table of Main Registration Taxes in Italy

This is a (very) simplified table of the registration taxes due on certain documents.  The tax office will apply the tax according to the substance of the effect that the document has, not the form.  

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 […]

Short Term Rentals in Italy: “Airbnb tax” suspended (Update)

Withholding Tax For Online Portals New regulations, clarification on the existing regime and a new tax withholding obligation for short-term lets, and especially for rental contracts through real estate agencies and online portals (Airbnb and the like) were introduced in 2017 aimed at stemming the […]

The “Airbnb Tax” referred to the European Court

Italian Council of State refers Airbnb’s appeal to the ECJ Airbnb has recently written to its hosts to say that the Italian Council of State has decided to refer to the European Court of Justice  the issues raised in Airbnb’s appeal against the ruling of […]

Tax Relief for a New Air Conditioner

As the summer heatwave starts to make itself felt, we turn to air conditioning systems. The price of air conditioning kit continues to fall but given that for, fixed systems, at least, professional help with installation is a must, the cost can be expensive. The […]

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 […]

Coming to live in Italy – think tax first!

Are you a retiree, pensioner (or even just young and rich) taking up residence in Italy?  Before doing so you should take a look at your assets and sources of income, and whether you should make any restructuring beforehand.  For example it may be possible […]

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