Table of Main Registration Taxes in Italy

This is a (very) simplified table of the registration taxes due on certain documents.  The tax office will apply the tax according to the substance of the effect that the document has, not the form.  

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 […]

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 […]

VAT refunds – Deadline is 30 September 2019

EU Directive 2008/9/EU (implemented in Italy by Legislative Decree no. 18/2010) allows VAT registered businesses that incur costs in countries that are members of the European Union (and Switzerland, Norway, Israel and the Principality of Monaco, thanks to reciprocal agreements) to request refund of VAT […]

The Double Whammy

What is the double whammy in Italian tax? The “double whammy” is what hits new businesses in the second year after start-up. No tax in your first year You pay no tax in your first year of operations but the tax due for that first […]

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