ITALY

Residency Programs and Attractive Tax Regimes

OVERVIEW

 

Italy has six programs to choose from, the Italian Investor Visa, the Elective Residency Visa, the StartUp Visa, the 10-30% Tax Scheme, 7% Tax Regime or  100,000 Euro Fixed Tax Residency. Foreign investors have the opportunity to apply for full-time residency in Italy, making them an official resident of Italy and the European Union.  

COUNTRY PROFILE

Steeped in rich culture and history with stunning landscapes and adored worldwide, Italy needs little introduction.  The Eurozone’s 3rd largest economy is a powerhouse in manufacturing and exports and is also well known in the areas of research, education, machinery, fashion and design, culinary expertise and providing its’ residents with universal healthcare.  Italy broke a record in 2016 becoming the country with the most UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, 53 to be exact.  Italy holds 16th place in the USNews Overall Best Countries Ranking.

Politics and governance in Italy is conducted through a parliamentary republic with a multi-party system. Italy has been a democratic republic since 2 June 1946, when the monarchy was abolished by popular referendum and a constituent assembly was elected to draft a constitution.

Italy is visited my millions each year.  Popular destinations include Rome, Venice, Florence and the rest of Tuscany, the Amalfi Coast, Puglia, the Dolomites, Sardegna and more.

RESIDENCY BY INVESTMENT

In 2017, Italy introduced an entry visa scheme for investors which allows foreign investors favorable treatment if they carry out a sizable investment in Italy.  Alternatively, a large donation in a philanthropic project can also me made. Investors and donors will be allowed to enter and stay in Italy, initially for two years with the possibility of a three year extension. Family members are also eligible.

In a second option also passed into law by the Italian Government, a favorable tax advantage is granted to those who move their fiscal residency to Italy.  A fixed tax of 100,000 Euro is charged on all income earned abroad.  This is applicable for a duration of 15 years.

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Currency
Euro

Official Language:
Italian

Capital and Largest City:
Rome

Estimated Population:
60.6 million

Approximate GDP:
USD $ 2.18 Trillion

Size:
301,338 km²

Prime Minister:
Giuseppe Conte

RESIDENCY AND TAX OPTIONS

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A Fixed Tax of € 100,000 Per Year Regardless of Income Earned Abroad

A highly competitive option for tax relief.  The purpose of this scheme is to increase investment into Italy by attracting high-net-worth individuals. Qualifying individuals will earn Italian residency.

10 – 30% Tax

70 – 90% tax exemption on income earned in Italy.

7% Tax Regime

A 7% tax on foreign income for those looking to reside in select areas of Italy.

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Investor Visa

4 Options for Residency including Investment in Bonds, an Innovative Start-Up, Donation or A Limited Company (LLC). Starting from € 500,000

Start-Up Visa

Innovative Start-Up project from € 50,000

Elective Residency Visa

Residency for those individuals with self-sufficient funds to support themselves.

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Visa Free Countries for EU Residency

AustriaHungaryNorway
BelgiumIcelandPoland
Czech RepublicItalyPortugal
DenmarkLatviaSlovakia
EstoniaLiechtensteinSlovenia
FinlandLithuaniaSpain
FranceLuxembourgSweden
GermanyMaltaSwitzerland
GreeceNetherlands

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