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Suddenly there is a new forum and lots of new members appear from nowhere asking really useful questions!  it's almost as if someone somewhere is trying to make the new site justifuy its existence.  Which is nice.

Fri, 05/24/2013 - 01:13

One for Charlotte - i have an American client, executor of his fathers estate who says that under the Uniform International Wills Act he can deal with the Italian succession of his American/Italian father.

Wed, 01/23/2013 - 06:36

'Tourists' in ITaly have now got a deroga from the government allowing them to buy stuff that costs more than 1000 euros with cash.

Wed, 02/22/2012 - 03:22

There is a hugely important element to the manovra published yesterday. For people who took residence in Italy to get prima casa, but dont actually live here...From 2012 you will pay 7/1000 on the value of any property owned OUTSIDE ITaly.

Thu, 12/15/2011 - 02:52

oops apologies - going blind in my old age

Thu, 12/02/2010 - 03:55

So the Nationwide has introduced bank charges - £1 fee and 2% commission on every withdrawal via ATM abroad - Im gutted. But, I had no advance warning and am also deeply annoyed. Anyone else in the same boat?

Thu, 11/18/2010 - 03:54

Somewhat open mouthed to see a large ad for Giambrone on the front page of the Italy Mag website.

Sat, 11/06/2010 - 04:04

Does anyone have any info on the scudo fiscale.  It seems that the new version is not only retroactive, but anyone bringing money into Italy could be liable for 5% tax if they are resident.

Tue, 01/05/2010 - 13:05

 The disaster in the province of Messina goes to prove the instability and 'eyes wide shut' approach to living in Italy.

Mon, 10/05/2009 - 04:04

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Mon, 05/20/2013 - 01:18

It depends when you go, but the best way to arrive is take the hydrofoil either from Naples, Salerno or even Sorrento - and you avoid driving on the coast road.  Its also the quickest and simplest. 

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 02:49

thanks for telling us.  Bye. 

Sun, 05/19/2013 - 02:47

You need a standard contratto transitorio which is valid for up to 18 months for furnsihed accommodation.  It will need to be registered at teh Agenzia dell'Entrate within 30 days of being signed, and paid for.  Make sure you buy the marca di bollo on or before the date of signing of the contract or you are in big trouble.  You will need 2 of 14.62 each (as long as its less than 4 pages) and 2 complete copies (or 3 if you all want an original each in which case 3 marchi di bollo).  You will need to decide whether you put the utilities in the renters name, and you must now also complete all the catastal details in the rental contract - ie foglio, particella, class etc.  You should be able to find an example contract online - but I presume you want the English version for you not the renters?  

Sat, 05/18/2013 - 01:36

SO, as of last night the situation is:  No IMU payable in June on Prima casa, agricultural land, business premises.   IMU in June payable on second homes, everything else and prima casa if it is A1, A8 or A9 - ie luxury homes, castle, etc. If there is no decree by end of August, then the postponed first tranche will be payable by 16 Sept - clever ruse by Letta to stop Berlo from bringing down the government before Sept.   

Thu, 05/16/2013 - 03:27

IMU has been postponed but only on prima casa - for everything else the first tranche is due by 16 June.  The comunes should, by now, have published the rates for 2nd homes etc - and they should be visible on the comune websites.  For prima casa - at the moment - the first tranche has been postponed until September, but itis likely that for this year there will be no IMU on prima casa - otherwise we will have to go through the elections all over again.  

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 14:50

I think we are quibbling over your definition of the word rural.  Do you mean rural as in countryside or rural as in agricultural.  Catastal definitions are the same the world over.  A C6 is a stall, stable garage whether it is in town or in the country.  An A6 is a house that is not in a town, ie rural - but it doesnt have to be a farm.   

Mon, 05/13/2013 - 03:12

But a C building is a not a rural building, it is a store, depisit, garage, etc.  Rural buildings that are used by farmers for the pursuit of their activity are not subject to IMU. Catastal rules are national, not local.  That is why in Puglia the local bigwigs all recatastoed their huge villas with pools as stalle and when the cops came put a sheep in the lounge - with wide screen tv, and claimed it was a farm building.  2000 properties sequestered.  

Sat, 05/11/2013 - 14:23

imu is deductible for businesses.  Farming land is only taxed in the comunes that decide to do that - it is a  communal decision not a state decision.  Rural buildings - D10 are not subject to IMU.  

Fri, 05/10/2013 - 03:13

And now we hear that 2nd house is payable in June as usual (the comune must post the aliquota on the net by 12 May) and 1a house is postponed until September.  So, at the moment, no abolition, just a postponement.  More next week!