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hi everyone 

I am about to purchase a villa in Puglia in January.

We have reliably been informed that we only need to pay 2% sales tax as opposed to 9% if we register it as a Casa prima within 18 months.

Tue, 12/31/2019 - 10:15

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Mon, 01/06/2020 - 10:29

Thank you for this info.We will get tax and legal advice regarding the 2%

It seems odd to me that you pay the equivalent of council tax if you are not domiciled there but if you declare it as your prima Casa you do not pay it?


Sat, 01/04/2020 - 14:41

Yes we have been having this discussion just today regarding income and domicile.

It seems very laid back regarding residency rules and tax collection from what I can gather.

My husband is keeping his Irish passport however I will have to keep my British one despite wanting to give it up!

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 09:54

I have just realised you are both probably not UK based?

not to worry

Sat, 01/04/2020 - 09:52

Hi Barry&Steve

thank you both so much for your advice.

We sign for the house on the 16th Jan and hope to get keys that day too.

A British agent is handling the sale and the paperwork.

The property is gated and 4 km to Ostuni.

We will get an alarm fitted and have a local agent manage it for us along with someone to manage the land of approx 2 acres.

We will visit around  5 times per year and spend the summer in Puglia.

We will consider living there for several months at a time  in the future.

It is daunting but also exciting.

We would consider a trulli holiday lettings business but we would have to be there in order to manage it I suspect so it’s not an option for us at the moment.

I would love to meet up to be able to chat over all of the above and both owning and living in Italy in general if any of you were available?

It is good to get another perspective tbh.

Grazie Mille