Italy introduces new flat tax for foreign residents
Italy has introduced a new Flat Tax in order to attract wealthy investors to the country’s real estate market.
The country’s new tax rate of €100.000,00 (onehundredthousand) a year applies to all income for foreigners who declare Italy to be their residency – and will remain flat and unchanged, regardless of how high the income goes.
Britain and Spain have introduced similar incentives, attracting a wave of celebrities. The new tax regime aims to do the same thing.
To be eligible, one would need to be resident for more than 183 days a year, or six months.
An additional €25,000 per person would be added per additional family member.
This is aimed to attract wealthy individuals, for example those considering leave the UK following the Brexit vote.
The overall idea is to promote and generate investment in Italy.