“Impatriates” Tax Relief on earned/self employment income

5 Year Extension after initial 5 year period The “Decreto Bilancio 2021” (Law 178/2020), has extended the possibility of taking advantage of the 5 year extension of the tax regime for “impatriated” workers available to individuals who transferred their residence to Italy before 30 April […]

Working in Italy for a Foreign Company

Working as an employee full time in Italy If you are in Italy and thinking of working for an employer or client outside Italy, the legal, tax and social security ramifications can be complex. Liability of the employer to Italian social security If you’re resident […]

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 […]

Do I need to file an Italian Tax Return?

If your only source of income derives from employment (ie. you are hired on an definite or indefinite term contract) with an Italian registered business, you generally do not need to file an Italian tax return unless: 1) The amount of tax withheld by the […]

Tax credit for employment income

Italy has no personal relief nor (any longer) a no-tax zone.  This means that you start paying income (at 23% – see the marginal rates here) of the first euro of income.  However Italy has an intricate system of tax credits (described as “deduzioni” – […]

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