The Italian Government has announced an intention to reduce the effective rates of tax on income between Euro 15,000 and Euro 50,000. For income above Euro 50,000 tax at the top rate of 43% will apply. The reduced rates will likely be applicable to income received starting from 1 January 2022.
FY 2021 Rates of Italian Income Tax
(based on annual income)
New rates apply from 1 January 2022 – see this post
Bracket of Income (annual amounts)
Tax on Band
On the first € 15,000
Above € 15,000 up to € 28,000
Above € 28,000 up to € 55,000
Above € 55,000 up to € 75,000
Over € 75,000
On top of the above rates you need to add
the municipal tax supplement (imposta addizionale comunale) which ranges from 0.1% to 0,9%
supplemental regional tax which varies from 0.70% to 3.33%
depending on region
and bracket of income
Bracket of Income
Search here for your municipality and find the applicable rate for your local authority
Search here for your region and your regional tax rate
(Searches are in Italian on the Italian Ministry Web Site)
Bracket of Income
Imposta Sostitutiva/Substitute Tax
The rates shown above apply only to income which is not subject to imposta sostititva (“substitute tax”) and which applies in place of the main national income, regional and comunale taxes shown above.
Examples of income that are subject to tax at the rates shown in the above table are:
- income from employment
- pension income (except for qualifying pensions in the South of Italy (see below)
income from self employment
- rent from Italian property (where the option to substitute tax is not taken)
rent from non Italian property
- royalty income
- miscellaneous income
Examples of income that are liable to substitute tax are:
- income from pensions where the option to substitute tax at 7% has been taken (NB. if the option has been taken the 7% will apply to all income).
- income from investments, interest, dividends, capital gains – generally taxed at 26% flat rate. Lower rates may apply.
- income from a self employment carried out under the flat tax regime for small business
- income for renting Italian property for the option for taxation at a flat rate of 21% on gross receipts has not been taken (cedolare secco).