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The reduction action (2nd part)

What is the reduction action in Italian succession? … (1st part here) To prevent anyone from circumventing the rights of legitimate heirs by gifting all or part of their assets while they are still alive, the law also provides for the possibility of exercising the reduction action against gifts, following the death of the donor […]

The executor of a Will in Italy

If you die as a resident in Italy, Italian succession law will dictate how your worldwide movable assets (i.e. bank accounts, shareholdings, personal items etc) and Italian immovable assets (i.e. a property) will pass on your death. If you are resident in another country, Italian law will only dictate how your Italian immovable assets pass […]

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 […]