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I've called the Comune and they told me that's all very clear on their website and they cannot provide website support.

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 08:38

Hello Everyone :)I thought I introduce myself properly as I've already posted. First of all a HUGE THANK YOU to all those who have replied to my earlier post.

Fri, 04/20/2012 - 13:49

Hello everyone :)I'm new to this website that I found on the web.

Wed, 04/18/2012 - 11:09

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Wed, 06/06/2012 - 18:37

> I pay IMU for various non-resident friends - their commercialista emails me the F24 and I make the payments online.... How does one pay IMU online?  Does one need a bank account in Italy? I'll be flying to Italy next week to sort out my IMU situation.  

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 23:57

Daft as in 'too high in price'? I can only drive automatic and have been told that they're quite dear, dearer than in the UK. Is that right?

Answer to: Earthquake......
Sat, 05/26/2012 - 23:54 The yellow bits seem the safest ones. I'd like to visit Etruscan coast sometimes and perhaps find a place to live (it's only a plan in 'dream' state level at the moment laugh), and it looks ok.

Sat, 05/26/2012 - 06:09

Well, I've just spoken to a couple of operators on the helplines at and, as I've discovered, there is a declaration to be made on income/properties et all and fill out PF/2012 by 30 September.  Note: only parts RB (Quadro RB) and RN (Quadro RN) need filling out for non-residents, along with personal data ('Dati anagrafici'): Unico PF/2012 software is here The IMU, instead, must be paid by 18 June for the first bit and the forms can be found here (as Ram pointed out in previous post--thank you :) ) Good calculators can be found here   and   here

Fri, 05/25/2012 - 12:08

>Has the comune set its budget? I have no idea.  The only person who answered the phone at the IMU's office simply told me to go on the website and basical to get on with it!

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 12:29

stevegwmonkseaton, have a look at this

Thanks for that smileySomeone suggests  the Abruzzo's forum so I'm checking with both calculators ( and ). >
  That's great smiley It's beginning to make sense and all come into place. Thank you very much for the links. ( I don't seem to be able to reach their telephone number 848.800.444  I've tried with and without the 0039 but no joy). >..  for a comercialista, but think if you know the rendita and use >one of the calc sites it will be near enough. I've found my reddito catastale and if all I need is to calculate IMU with the online calculator, then it should be all straightforward. I think and hope so.
  Many thanks smiley

Thu, 05/24/2012 - 09:08

I forgot to mention that the Consulate in London do not provide information about IMU. Il the Comune (in Gaeta-LT) cannot help with working out my IMU (I don't understand why they cannot help; really baffled frown ) , I have to resort to a commercialista. But where can I find one? The Chamber of Commerce??? I found however a better form here    which seems to me more complete than the one I saw on the Gaeta's Town Hall website (it includes 2nd home and other things).

Answer to: Earthquake......
Wed, 05/23/2012 - 19:17

It's good to know that you're all safe and some of you actually slept through it smiley Phew!  It must be horrendous :( , at the moment, for those who lost their loved ones 3 days ago. And the aftershocks are probably making everybody feel very uncertain.  Italy seems to be experiencing quite a bit of activity lately, with earthquakes and volcanoes getting a little active (Etna) . But the distance from Bologna and L'Aquila to the volcanoes is quite large, so there can't be a connection there.  Could Bologna and L'Aquila earthquakes be related?  That's out too because their respective earthquakes displayed different behaviour.  Bologna's seems a little odd, though. Some interesting information here I'm not so sure how reliable this one is... but it makes for an interesting and intriguing read....    

Answer to: Online banking
Thu, 05/17/2012 - 09:25

I've never had an account since I left Italy back at the turn of the 80's. At the time I had an account at the Banco di Santo Spirito and have no idea what happen to it. Reading from other posters is seems that Unicredit comes high with stars. Is it quite a straightforward process?

Wed, 05/16/2012 - 04:59

Well, I've signed the petition. Not that I think it will make much difference but let's be positive. I'm reading this thread that takes me years back when I was a young teenager living in centre-southern town of Italy, Gaeta (LT). My family decided to move there from Ivrea (TO) on the grounds of 'my health' , 'theirs' and, well, they fell in love with the sunshine & flowers there were ever present, year round. Yes, the sunshine, the weather, people's warmth, etc, etc, etc were great but I never liked the mentality that can be summed up with 'are you trying to change things here?' and 'the Government must provide and lead'.  I do recall how backwards the town was, and having gone back last month after many years - oh my gosh! :o - I thought it was a squallor. Many buildings, including my Liceo Classico in Formia, still look as depressing as they did in the past. People were friendly and kind but inquisitive (nosy!) as always--privacy? What's that?  The hospital in the nearby town was horrible with no soap, no towels, no curtains on the windows or  by patient's bed . I had to fly into Naples. No comment!  Sadly, Italian corruption is so ingraved in the culture that I doubt it will ever leave that country. It's far too useful to many and highly profitable for some. But who knows? Things might still change, sometimes, at some point.  When? .... .....