Ciao   A question about

04/07/2019 - 15:10

Ciao   A question about length of stays in Italy.  I've wondered in the past about how the 'stay for no more than 6 months' condition actually works.  We would be buying this house as a summer holiday home.We don't want to be treated as Italian residents for tax purposes and so would adhere to the less than 6 months stay rule but 2 questions ...  1) how is our length of stay actually checked?  and 2) can friends/family stay at times outside of 'our' 6 months stay or does the house have to be firmly locked up?Grazie 



In reply to by stevegwmonkseaton

Thanks Steve.  we are quite relaxed about this it's just that over the years I wondered how the authorities actually know who it is that is actually staying in the home.  We wouldn't want to rent out the house as a business but might let family use it for no cost.  

Residenza Elettiva, in Italy, does not allow to produce income, therefore not even to pay taxes -see this link - page 38 - point 13  but in any case, to answer point two, if you do not live in your house in Italy, nobody will forbid you to rent it - for income, produced in Italy, with the rent of your Italian house, you will have to pay the tax to the Italian state - BUT ONLY for the income produced in itlia, on the house, of your property in Italy.