We offer the following services:

  • Book-keeping
  • Preparation and submission of VAT returns
  • Preparation of either monthly, quarterly or yearly management accounts
  • Preparation of accounts
  • Completion and filing of company tax returns
  • Registration of new businesses for tax and VAT
  • Tax advice for small/medium sized businesses and individuals

BUSINESS SET UP

You can set up the following types of business in Italy:

  • Limited Company Private (SRL)
  • Public Limited Company (SPA)
  • Partnership
  • Sole Trader

All businesses have a legal requirement to keep full and complete books and records.

LIMITED COMPANIES (SRL)

SRL s must file accounts once a year with the Chamber of Commerce.

Auditors are not required unless you reach certain criteria –

For example: share capital of € 120,000 or more, turnover greater than € 8,800,000

LIMITED COMPANIES (SPA)

An SPA has a minimum share capital of €120,000 and auditors are required.

The SPA must complete accounts once a year with the Chamber of Commerce.

PARTNERSHIP

This can be between two or more individuals or companies but you do not have limited liability.

SOLE TRADER

This is when you trade as an individual

 In Italy you have two main kinds of tax:

  • Corporate Tax
  • Personal Income Tax

Additionally you also have some other taxes for certain kinds of income such as Capital Gains Tax.

CORPORATION TAX

This is based on the profits of the business and is known as IRES.

The rate is 27.5%

In addition to the IRES there is a further 3.9 % regional tax called IRAP.

VAT

All Italian businesses must charge customers VAT on the sale of all goods and services.

The general rate is 22%. There are also 4% and 10% rates on some goods.

VAT Rules are extremely complex and must be discussed with an Accountant before a business commences.

PERSONAL INCOME TAX

All individuals based in Italy must pay taxes on income. The tax on individual incomes are called IRPEF and rates are as follows:

Income from €0 to €15,000 at 23 %

Income from €15,000.01 to €28,000 at 27 %

Income from €28,000.01 to €55,000 at 38%

Income from €55,000.01 to €75,000 at 41 %

Income after €75,000 at 43%

In addition to the IRPEF there is a regional and a local tax called Addizionale Regionale and Addizionale Comunale.

CAPITAL GAINS TAX

This is due on any sale of assets and other items of a capital nature

There is no annual exemption for individuals

The rate of tax is 27%

USEFUL LINKS

http://www1.agenziaentrate.gov.it/inglese/ Italian tax agency
http://www.mi.camcom.it/ Chamber of Commerce of Milan
http://www.rm.camcom.it/ Chamber of commerce of Rome

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