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I have had a house in Umbria for 8 years. The IMU finally caught up with me (now paid up to date) but I have received an annual refuse bill since the start. This has now changed to a two part payment and, of course, has doubled.

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 05:04

My English smart phone is supposed to give me email access. Despite assurances from Virgin that it will work, it doesn't. I bought an iPad as a back up as I come to Italy quite often. To access free wifi you have to (generally) register.

Sun, 10/14/2012 - 14:19

I'm a qualified teacher of Business in England and have taught many overseas students. Is my experience likely to get me some work in businesses where the workforce needs to use English regularly?

Thu, 09/06/2012 - 10:09

I'm in a muddle! I had no idea about ICI and have been sent invoices to pay at the Post Office for years 2007 - 2010. No problem now I know what it is. My problem is 2011.

Fri, 05/04/2012 - 11:26

Ciao TuttiHave just returned from a lovely yet cold visit to Umbria. Always lifts the spirits.Question - every year I toddle off to La Poste and pay what appears to be the rubbish tax.

Mon, 02/20/2012 - 12:10

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Fri, 11/15/2013 - 17:04

Thanks for this. Didn't get round to visiting the Comune to ask so will tackle that one on my next visit. Thanks again. Jacki 

Thu, 11/14/2013 - 07:54

Thanks Chris. Lucca is fabulous - did that 2 years ago. Puccini house was under restoration but will be back to see it. If you see a black Audi A3 with a UK number plate in early July - could well be us. Wave! J

Answer to: italian wills
Thu, 11/14/2013 - 07:48

Strange - mine did. Mind you I am married to him! You can put what you like in your will but do check out the EU arrangements. Feel sure I'm right. Good luck. J

Tue, 11/12/2013 - 05:25

Really enjoyed reading all of this. Each year we do this journey from the Uk down to Umbria. Originally it was ferry and two stop overs but we've refined it over the years. We now use the Tunnel and share the driving to Colmar. Nice little town with at least 3 budget hotels by the airport (not noisy!). From there we go through Switzerland and down through Como. Then we tend to vary it as the second day is less driving. We have visited lots of lovely places, sometimes staying over. Gubbio was a joy as was Montepulciano. Plans to see lots more too. Last time I went back along the ordinary roads rather than motorways in France and it was hardly any longer and considerable cheaper. Plans for 2014 are to 'do' Liguria on the way down so will approach from France. Excited already.

Answer to: italian wills
Tue, 11/12/2013 - 05:08

Do you really want an Italian will? My understanding is that you can write this into your UK will that you want your Italian property dealt with under UK law. Seems there is an agreement between EU countries. If you don't state this then they can bat it backwards and forwards. Have an Italian will if you want but it seems an unnecessary expense. Please tell me if I'm wrong.

Answer to: where and why?
Sun, 10/14/2012 - 14:31

....this sounds a bit daft (and apologies for late response ) but I bought in Umbria 7 years ago. I had a wonderful estate agent who found the geometra and was able to estimate the renovation costs prior to purchase. Admittedly it wasn't a total wreck. I chose because the area is beautiful, the people wonderful and Mia piccola casa is a place where I can come and read and slob out and thoroughly unwind. My family thought I was mad - they all come here now! Lots of luck. Jacki

Answer to: ICI/IMU
Mon, 06/18/2012 - 13:22

I originally bought my house in 2006 with residency in mind but it didn't happen.  My estate agent dealt with the additional tax once the 18 months was reached, so that was the easy bit. Rubbish demands then satrted and I paid them at La Poste annually. I had no idea about ICI and, until last November, was in blissful ignorance.  I received 4 demands which I only paid on 1 June.  That left me with 2011 ICI and 2012 IMU to deal with.  I had no demands for either.  I went to the comune with the receipts and explained (as best I could) that I needed to pay last year and the new tax.  Dead easy.  Whilst the assistant wrote out last years demand by hand, the main man entered the address into the computer and printed out a F24 for the first half of this year.  I paid both at La Poste and I am now fully paid up and feeling very virtuous.  Quotes for a commercialista to do this seemed high. They were very laid back about it all and they didn't apply any interest for last year at all.  Hope you have success too. J

Mon, 06/18/2012 - 13:05

I hadn't paid any tax at all since I bought my house in 2006 but have managed to catch up - firstly by paying demands that came through the post (like the rubbish ones do) and then by just visiting the comune for the remaining years.  My Italian is poor but it was easy as they simply entered the address into the magic machine, asked me how much time I spent at the house (non resident) then printed out the F24 for me to take to pay.  I was told by neighbours that fines were not going to be applied this year as everyone is in such a muddle.  Fines tend to be relatively small anyway.  I tried a commercialista but the costs were quite expensive.  Hope this helps. J

Answer to: ICI/IMU
Mon, 06/18/2012 - 12:56

Thanks again to everyone who helped.  Now fully paid up and comune were surprising helpful in the end. Jacki

Answer to: ICI/IMU
Tue, 05/15/2012 - 12:28

.....everyone for your help.  Armed with more information, I'm going to the comune in 2 weeks to get it sorted.  Will enlist the services of friend Massimo who will do just about anything for home made cake!  Thanks again. Jacki