Tax incentives for pensioners moving to Southern Italy

Mar 14, 2019

Starting from January 1, 2019 pensioners who decide to move their residence to Southern Italy could be eligible for a 7% flat-rate tax on all their foreign income. This attractive tax regime was introduced by Italian Budget Law for 2019 (Law no. 145/2018) in an effort to boost the declining population of certain regions in the South of Italy.

Retirees can benefit from the flat-rate tax for up to six years and they will also be exempt from reporting obligations on foreign assets.

Foreign pensioners who intend to move to Italy long term and take advantage of this favourable tax regime can apply for the elective residency visa, a type of visa specifically intended for foreigners who can demonstrate the ability to support themselves autonomously, without having to rely on employment while in Italy, such as retired persons or persons with high self-sustaining incomes and financial assets.

related: Italy Elective Residence Visa

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Giuditta Petreni

Giuditta Petreni has over 10 years of experience in assisting companies and business investors with relocation of managers and staff to Italy. Giuditta has extensive experience advising corporate and private clients on a full range of Italian immigration categories. She is fluent in Italian and English.

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