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Opening a new business in Italy

  Do you have a foreign company and want to open a new business in Italy?   A foreign company that wants to open a new business in Italy may ...

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Superbonus 110%: also for non-Italian citizens

One of the innovative acts (DL n.34 of 19/05/2020), approved by the Italian Parliament in 2020, is the “Superbonus 110%”. It is a 110% tax credit of the expenditure made ...

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A guide for non-EU citizens who enter Italy

What types of visas and permits do you need?   To enter Italy a non-EU citizen needs a passport and an entry visa, which must be requested from the Consulate ...

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Buy a house for 1 euro while saving on taxes

In 2008 the town of Salemi reached international headlines due to an interesting real estate program: houses on sale for 1 euro. Many foreigners who had always dreamed about being ...

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Why use a S.A.P.A. to invest safely in Italy

  Safe investments in Italy are possible with the right tools   In the World Bank’s “doing business 2020” ranking, Italy is positioned in the 58th place before Kosovo and ...

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Discover Investor Visa for Italy

  Italy is one of the main economies and markets in the world, a country full of opportunities and with an increasingly developed attention towards foreign investors.   In recent ...

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Italy’s advantageous policies for taxing inheritance

  Inheritance taxation in Italy is much more advantageous than in other European countries. In fact, it ranges from 4% to 8% and in many cases is not even applicable. ...

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Do you qualify for Italian dual citizenship?

Many Italians born abroad feel as if Italy is their homeland

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Moving your family to Italy

  The following three priorities should be taken into consideration if you are planning on moving to Italy with your family: 1) residency at the local anagrafe, the vital records ...

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“Impatriated” workers: new rules, lower requirements and greater benefits from 2020

The tax regime envisaged for “Impatriated” workers (i.e. those Italian or foreign workers who, after a period abroad of at least two years, transfer their residence to Italy and who ...

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It’s in the blood: my road to Italian citizenship

There are multiple paths to Italian citizenship, but only one is a birthright. Jus sanguinis, or “right of blood”, is Italian citizenship that is passed to children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and ...

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Italian citizenship rights for women

One of the most important principles of acquiring Italian citizenship is based on the nationality of one or both of your parents. Known as “jus sanguinis” (meaning “right of blood” ...

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Citizenship, residency and tax liability

“I am a U.S. citizen and I plan to move my residency to Italy. I will continue working remotely for my U.S.-based company and will continue paying my taxes in ...

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Foreign pensions

  We often help foreign clients to clarify taxation and declaration of properties and earnings held abroad. Many people decide to live and take up residency in Italy while maintaining ...

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The Tuscan dream: responsibilities and obligations

  Is there anyone who hasn’t dreamt of being immersed in the nature of the Tuscan countryside or of being surrounded by art and history in one of Tuscany’s beautiful ...

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How to acquire Italian citizenship

Steps to take, documents you'll need.

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Reporting violence against women in Florence

Far too often during my career, I have met female clients seeking legal separation and protection from their husbands. Even after many years of practice, I am still shocked at ...

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On ruined holidays

When summer comes to an end, the number of claims for damages caused by contractual breaches of tour operators and travel agents inevitably soars. All-inclusive travel packages are a service ...

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Legal lines: in case of divorce

International lawyer Michele Capecchi addresses issues around divorce.

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On civil unions and de facto couples

On May 11, 2016, the Italian Parliament approved a law recognizing the civil unions of same-sex partners and specific rights to partners, regardless of their sexuality, who “live as a ...

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Tax debate

Ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi once famously claimed that the evasion of high taxes is a ‘God-given right.’ As many European nations grapple with debt crises, the costs of rampant tax evasion are once again at the forefront of public debates in Italy. Reports from the country&

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