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Hello, my husband and I own a house in Tuscany jointly - would it be worthwhile putting the house into one name to reduce the accountants fees for the calculation of IMUs?  It’s going up each year and would be half the cost for one of us.

Sun, 06/09/2019 - 13:56

Rubbish Tax Bagni Di LuccaHello, we have owned this house over 5 years.  It was uninhabitable for the first two years, then we camped out for one year and then more renovations including a new roof for our 4th year.

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 11:30

HelloCould anyone on this site please clarify the ENEL charges to non residents?  Our old house in the North’s bills went up to €100 due to the tv licence, but since changing agents dropped to €25, what a difference.

Sun, 01/28/2018 - 06:20

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Fri, 02/21/2020 - 15:38

That sounds wonderful paying yourselves to the Commune.  We tried many times to find out how to do it, 7 years on we are nowhere nearer managing it - until now.....

How did you go about getting the bills and paying them, were they sent by email?  We pay an accountant then the agent, so it’s costing quite a lot but at least it’s paid.  But if we can do it ourselves we would love to.  Any help would be appreciated.

Wed, 06/12/2019 - 04:18

That’s brilliant Juno, I’m going to ask to see if this is possible.  Thank you.

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 14:59

Ah that’s a lot Ugo, it was worth asking but not doing.  Your advice is always excellent, thank you.

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 14:57

Do they let you know your rubbish tax too?  It would be so brilliant if we can do this ourselves.  Advice on this site is excellent.

Tue, 06/11/2019 - 12:24

Thanks Juno, I might try emailing as you say.  I have heard that they don’t speak English but it’s worth trying.where is you house Juno, is it in the North?thanks Barbara

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 07:45

Thank you Ugo.

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 07:44

Thank you Steve, I will certainly give it a go. 

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 05:59

Thanks Ugo, I couldn’t remember your site to contact you.  I remember you saying about Elective Residency.  Would it cost a lot to get a name removed from the deeds?Steve has just sent a site that I can calculate the IMUs myself, so if it’s expensive to change names, I will give it a go myself.  Thank you for your help.

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 05:55

Thanks Steve.  We do have a bank account but don’t know how to instruct them to pay it.  Also the rubbish tax, did you calculate this yourself and pay by the bank.  I have tried on the site you have given and it is near the same amount.  We pay electricity and water ok it’s IMUs, rubbish taxes that are the problem.  Does the IMU change twice in the year or calculated once but paid twice?  It’s so confusing.  Thank you for your help.  

Mon, 06/10/2019 - 04:12

Hello Modi, I’m not Russian, I am from Britain born and bred there.  It’s just the IMUs .  They charge each person named, double the price for 2 of us for calculations.   This is only to work the IMUs out.  We did communicate before and you said we both had to go to the Commune for the Elective Residency if the house was in two names.  And then we required health insurance.   My husband won’t be able to do this but I can, so I wondered if it was possible to go in my name only. Weve been told there’s no sale for houses and we are near retirement, so hoping to reduce these costs somehow.  Thanks for all your advice.Thank you Modicasa, this does seem a good option as we are from the British Islands.