Petrol/Gas coupons

Decree Law no. 21/2022 (the “Ukraine” Decree) provides, for FY 2022, for the possibility of giving employees with up to Euro 200 worth of petrol coupons. Up to that limit the monetary amount  provided is exempt from Italian social security contributions and income tax. The […]

Italy enacts new Digital Nomad Work Visa

Italy has introduced new rules to allow non-EU citizens who are “digital nomads”  entry into Italy to live and work remotely. An amendment to the Law converting Decree-Law n. 4/2022 (Sostegni ter) legally defines who is to  be considered a digital nomad as a  worker […]

Hiring an Employee – the Permanent Establishment risk

A non Italian company 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 […]

Italian Public Holidays – 2022

Date Weekday Name in English Name in Italian 01/01/2022 Saturday New Year’s Day Capodanno 06/01/2022 Thursday Epiphany Epifania 17/04/2022 Sunday Easter Pasqua 18/04/2022 Monday Easter Monday Lunedì di Pasqua 25/04/2022 Monday Liberation from Nazi-Fascism (1945) Liberazione dal nazifascismo (1945) 01/05/2022 Sunday Labour Day Festa del […]

“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 […]

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” – […]