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Zes-Aas – 10 years tax-free for pensioners in Italy

Zes-Aas – 10 years tax-free for pensioners in Italy Italian government plans 10 years tax-free for pensioners relocating to Sicily, Sardinia or Calabria You may have heard that the Italian government is preparing to discuss a proposal to repopulate southern Italy and revitalise its economy? The proposal comes from Alberto Brambilla, pension expert and adviser […]

Civil Unions

Civil Unions The so-called, Legge Cirinnà, passed on 20 May 2016, regulates and recognises civil unions between same-sex couples, giving them the right not to be discriminated against. How can a civil union be made? Same-sex people of 18 years and over, m ay enter into a civil union. How? By going before the local […]

What Is A Power of Attorney?

You may be familiar with the phrase, “power of attorney,” but you may not know its purpose or when to use it. This article covers the basics of a power of attorney and how it could be helpful if you are thinking of purchasing a property, if you already own property or if you have […]

Glossary

In order to better understand information provided on the website, it is important to know the meaning of the terms and expressions in use. – Chiamato all’eredità – Successor He/she is the person who becomes entitled to inherit assets of the deceased person by virtue of any kind of applicable disposition (testamentary or legitimate succession). […]

Italian Inheritance Tax

If the deceased was resident in Italy, Italian Inheritance Tax (Imposta sulle Successioni) is applied to all the assets worldwide belonging to the deceased. Otherwise in case of a non resident, the Italian Inheritance Tax rate is calculated on the assets located in Italy. It would be advisable to seek advice from specialized professionals, since […]

Testamentary Succession

Italian inheritance law dates back to the Roman Law tradition. It is based on the principle that close family members of the deceased merit special protection, partially limiting the right of the testator to dispose of his/her own assets entirely as he/she wishes. “Testamentary succession” can be defined as the assignment of the hereditary assets […]

Legitimate Succession

If the deceased dies intestate, lacking a Will through which the deceased has disposed of his/her estate, Italian law determines which relatives have legitimate succession rights and the corresponding quota of assets. In absence of any persons entitled to succeed up to the 6th degree of kinship, the inheritance is assigned to the State . […]