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 […]

ISA (Summary Reliability Indices) – What are they?

With the establishment of the “Indici sintetici di affidabilità” – ISA’s or Summary Reliability Indices, the Italian Tax Agency aims to “facilitate the compliance of tax obligations and encourage the spontaneous emergence of taxable income.” These indices form part of a wider initiative for Italian […]

Flat tax regime – Tax Agency Resolution

A taxpayer who has worked for an employer in the two tax periods prior to the intended start of the flat tax regime (regime forfettario agevolato) cannot apply for the regime if he or she will be mainly working for the ex-employer once self-employed.  The […]

2019 Tax Update

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Italy Tax Guide

Below is out guide in pdf format which you can download.   This is a very general guide and only intended to give some basic background information. It should not be seen as a substitute for specific advice. 

Extended definition of Permanent Establishment

Italy’s 2018 Finance Act made some significant changes to the definition in the domestic Tax Code of Permanent Establishment (PE). Specifically the changes: extend the definition of agency PE; make ALL the listed activities (deriving from the OECD standard model) which are deemed not to […]

2018 Italian Tax Update

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