Question: I need a Power of Attorney to be used in the USA. My husband is currently in Italy for an extended period of time. I am going to buy a property in Florida. I am buying it with a mortgage. They require a  Power of Attorney  from him to be used at closing while he is not…

THE WORKERS’ IMPATRIATE TAX PROGRAM AND BRITISH CITIZENS Question:  I’m a British national who benefits from “moving to Italy” tax regime, the so-called ‘regime speciale per lavoratori impatriati’. Since this now excludes non-EU citizens, am I still eligible for it after Brexit?   Answer:  Italy’s Revenue Agency (L’Agenzia delle Entrate) has extended recognition of the…

 Question: What is the Italian Airbnb Tax?   Answer: The so called “Italian Airbnb Tax” is the taxation system applicable to the short-term rental of Italian properties. Here is how it works: Since 2017 the law gives landlords* the option to apply a flat 21% tax to short-term rental income, instead of the traditional progressive taxation based…

ITALIAN INHERITANCE COST   Question: How much does it cost to complete an Italian succession in order to claim an Italian inheritance?   Answer: Italian succession cost depends on several aspects, such as nature, entity and value of assets included in the estate, relationship of the heir/s with the deceased, their nationality, their place of residence etc….

 Question: I am ready to buy an Italian property. Is it the time to open a bank account?   Answer: In order to complete an Italian property purchase it is not necessary to have an Italian bank account, even if you are not an Italian citizen nor an Italian resident. You can transfer needed funds to your trusted representative, for example an Italian…

7% Flat Tax on Foreign Income Thinking of retiring to Italy? You could take advantage of a generous flat tax rate if you move to one of Italy’s small southern towns. Here’s an overview of who’s eligible and how it works. In a bid to attract more people to Italy’s rural south, the Italian government…

Fast and safe Italian purchase offer signing Question: How do I safely and quickly secure an Italian property I would like to buy?   Answer: If you have been property hunting for a while and finally found the property you like (or love!) you might be eager to sign a purchase offer to secure it…

Italian Bank Account Question: Can I open an Italian bank account as a non-Italian citizen and non-Italian resident? What are the requirements and what is the process? Answer: Non-Italian residents are entitled to open non-resident bank accounts (“conto corrente non residenti“), regardless of their citizenship or immigration status. One initial in person visit at the bank is normally required unless the…

Italian Mortgage – Ideal Parameters Question: What are the ideal parameters to get a mortgage in Italy as a non-Italian resident?   Answer: If you are looking for an Italian mortgage and are not an Italian resident, here are the ideal parameters to increase your chances of success and get better conditions: Ideal Italian Mortgage…

WHAT TAXES DO I HAVE TO PAY AS A RESIDENT IN ITALY? If you’re thinking about making your living-in-Italy dream a reality, you’ll need to understand Italian bureaucracy and taxes. Here’s an overview of the taxation in place for residents and how we can help you through the process. Many who visit Italy for a…

ITALIAN MEDIATION Question: What is the Italian Mediation? Answer: Italian Mediation is an alternative dispute resolution process to resolve conflicts out of Court. It was established in Italy in an attempt to address the severe backlog of cases in the Italian Court system and expedite the time required to issue Court decisions. Nationally, the Italian Court system…

HOW US NATIONALS CAN GET AN ITALIAN DRIVER LICENSE Americans planning to move to Italy will need to take their Italian driving test if they want to continue driving on Italy’s roads. Here’s the essential guide on how to get an Italian permit and who needs to. For US nationals who make the move to…

Italian tax incentives for employees working for foreign companies Question: Does the Italian 70%-90% tax exemption apply to people who move to Southern Italy while working for a non-Italian employer? Answer: The Italian 70%-90% employment income-tax-free program (the percentage depends on which region of Italy you live in), in Italian called “Regime Impatriati”, is aimed…

  Question: My cousin who lived in Italy recently died. How can I find out if he left a will?   Answer: in Italy there are three types of Wills: 1) Holographic Will, 2) Public Will, or 3) Secret Will. Below is some information on how to check whether he left any of such Wills.  –…

Italian Property Transfer by Donation Italian Donation Deed Question: I bought an apartment in Venice six years ago and am now considering to gift it to my son through an Italian donation deed. How easy is this? What costs are involved? Can an Italian lawyer handle it without me or my son travelling to Italy? Answer: You can transfer your…

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