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.
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.
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.
Capital and Largest City:
USD $ 2.18 Trillion
San Marco Venice
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