Hiring an Employee – the Permanent Establishment risk

A non-Italian business considering employing an individual in Italy needs to consider whether the activities carried on by an Italian based employee in Italy create a corporate income tax (IRES) liability on the profit attributable those activities. Foreign corporations with a “permanent establishment” (or fixed […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

The CU – what is it?

The Italian Tax Agency has published the CU 2023 (Certificazione Unica) model form with the relevant instructions. The CU 2023, 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 […]

Stock options – the timing of the tax benefit

The Italian Tax Agency responding to a request for an official interpretation on the tax treatment of options (no. 23 of 5 February 2020) has set out its view of the moment in which stock options become taxable in the hands of employees working in […]

1 March Tax Deadline = Covid 19

The 16th March is a normal deadline for payment of taxes (mainly last month’s withholding tax and social security for employers and those on monthly VAT reporting). Some press releases have anticipated a deferral of the deadline by means of a Law Decree, which has […]

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