Who we are

Over the years the Italian government and authorities have been working hard to consolidate and simplify the Italian tax system.

However, like may tax systems in sophisticated modern States, the system is complex. This is a result of an organic growth of the rules, continued political intervention aimed at providing populist tax breaks and reliefs, targeting tax-avoidance and adapting to new forms of business (much of carried out electronically), the intervention of a judiciary who often have little tax training and a tax authority/collecting agency who are in part remunerated by results.

For foreign investors matters are further complicated by language and cultural barriers.  The Italian tax agency has started to publish directly in English. But it is very limited and obtaining clear and concise guidance on the Italian tax system is difficult.

The idea behind this site is to try and open up some of the perceived complexities of the Italian tax scene. We attempt to put the non-Italian speaker at least in the same position as the native speaker.

Colin Jamieson

Colin works as an Avvocato in Milan where he is based and isColin a Solicitor of England and Wales.

He is also registered with the Italian Register of Auditors.

He principally deals with tax and legal issues for English speaking clients with investments in Italy or Italian clients investing abroad. Over the years he has built up a practice advising clients setting up in country for the first time, providing an all round co-ordinated service covering legal entity structuring and set up, employment law, business premises, banking, bookkeeping and tax compliance.

Colin specialises in providing rapid, clear and concise advice on Italian, UK and cross-border tax issues and representing clients at tax tribunals in Italy and the UK to protect their interests.

Colin is a keen drummer and lives in Assago, Milan with his family.

Specialties: Italian tax, UK tax, international tax, corporate taxation, indirect taxation, VAT, IVA, taxation of trusts, tax amnesty, tax structuring, inheritance tax, cross-border tax.

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Nicolò BollaNico'

Nicolò is an Chartered Certified Accountant currently practicing in Parma (Italy). He is a member of the ACCA.

His international studies in Italy, the UK and the USA allowed him to consolidate his special interest in international cross border business and tax issues.

Nicolò studied Business Administration and Accounting at the University of Parma and later obtained an MBA at Troy University in the U.S.

Throughout the years he has built up his advisory business for Italian and foreign businesses, as well as for individuals, helping them pursue their interests in full compliance with Italian tax legislation.

He helps businesses with their strategic decision processes, developing business and financial models to support their investment plans .

Nicolò was a successful hammer thrower at Troy University and he plays the upright bass.

Specialties: Italian tax, EU VAT, cross border tax, BEPS, tax compliance, managerial accounting, cost accounting, financial modelling and forecasting.

Elisabetta Casano

Elisabetta is from Sicily, but she has lived in Milan since 2012. Elisabetta graduated in law at the University of Milan in 2016 and she obtained a post-graduate diploma at the Bocconi Law School in 2018. In November 2019 she was admitted to the Italian Bar.

During her 18 months legal training period before qualifying she worked for two different law firms in Sicily and in Milan. She also worked as Academic Advisor at the faculty of Law of the University of Pavia before starting her first corporate experience with the legal department of Randstad Group Italy.

She loves her dogs, riding motorcycles, singing and healthy cooking.

 

Ella Connolly                                          

Ella is from Belfast, Northern Ireland and has lived in Italy since 2012. Ella graduated in law with hispanic studies in 2005 from Queen’s University Belfast. After completing her professional legal qualification in 2007, Ella worked for several years in London, UK, as a legal assistant both in-house in various industry sectors and in private practice. She was admitted to the roll of solicitors of England and Wales in December 2019, having finished her legal training with Colin. Fluent in Italian, Ella is also a translator from Italian to English, registered by the Italian Chamber of Commerce and certified by the Court of Brescia. She lives in Brescia with her daughter.

In her spare time Ella likes running and hiking. She is also a keen classical pianist and amateur portrait painter.

Specialities: small claims and debt recovery in England, residency issues, cross-border social security, taxation of start-ups and small businesses.

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