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 […]

Italian Social Security Rates (INPS Gestione Separata) 2020

The Italian national social security institute has issued an update to the rates, maximum and minimum thresholds,  instructions for the sharing of social security burden applicable to the self-employed for 2020 in circular no. 12 of 3 February. “Collaborators” (ie. those with co.co.pro and co.co.co […]

Short Term Rentals – Italian Government proposes new restrictions

Italy’s centre left administration proposes to introduces limitations for those who rent rooms, holiday homes or apartments for short periods An amendment to the “Milleproroghe Decree” (one thousand extensions), presented by the “Democratic Party” to the Italian Chamber of Deputies, proposes a squeeze for those […]

Tax changes for paper and electronic meal vouchers

  The Italian 2020 Finance Law has made some changes to the tax rules applicable to “Ticket Restaurant” (luncheon vouchers or meal tickets). These vouchers are commonly used by Italian businesses to assist employees traditionally predominantly to cover the cost of the mid-day meal. In […]

Tax Relief for Donations in favour of Italian Art and Culture

This tax relief known as the “Art Bonus” is available to individuals, institutions and companies who support Italian cultural heritage by making financial donations. The Art bonus consists of a tax credit equal to 65% of the donation subject to the following annual limits:- 15% […]

Payments on account for small businesses

The Italian Tax Agency has recently published (in Resolution no. 93/E of November 12, 2019) clarification on the remodeling of payments on account for taxpayers small businesses subject to the new rules and taxpayers on the lump sum flat tax regime (regime forfettaria)  following the […]

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 […]

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