Residency rules,conflicting advice.
Hello anyone, We have a house being built in palermo Province and when a we were purchasing the house/plot a year ago we opted to pay the 4% tax,as I would be seeking residency. I was told I needed Italian residency within 18 months of the purchase.The Residency is in the final stages of completion now but in a comune/Town where we rent a house adjacent to the new build which wont be finished till late next year. I have been told by a local who I think is unsure of his facts that I must get residency in the comune where our new house is being built and that my residency in another comune wont count and I will be liable for the higher tax. Our new house is not and will not be habitable till late next year so if this is true do we have to rent a house in the comune where the house is? Its very frustrating and worrying that my efforts to get residency will be wasted! Can anyone enlighten me? regards david and maria.