Working in Italy for a Foreign Company

Working as an employee full time in Italy If you are an employer outside Italy and thinking of hiring an employee in Italy, the legal, tax and social security ramifications can be complex. Liability of the employer to Italian social security If the employee is […]

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 […]

Table of Interest Rates – Income Tax

The rates of interest on overdue tax is a matter of some complexity. The Italian Parliament has, over the years, proposed simplification but the relevant draft legislation has not so fare been enacted. Numerous different rates apply to different kinds of tax in different circumstances.  […]

Tax Step Up of Shares/Land and Buildings – Revaluation

Law Decree no. 17 of March 1, 2022, containing urgent measures for the containment of electricity and natural gas costs, the development of renewable energy and the relaunch of industrial policies, known as the Energy Decree was published in the Official Gazette no. 50 of […]

The Cassetto Fiscale – Fisco Online

What is it? The cassetto fiscale, literally “tax box”, is a service offered by the Italian Government that allows consultation of  a taxpayer’s tax information, such as personal data on the Tax agency database information data of tax declarations information on tax refunds tax payments […]

Land Registry Categories – Residential Property

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 […]

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 […]

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, […]

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