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Want to setup a company? This will tell you what you have to know about taxation in Italy for a LLC, which is the most common company structure in Italy.

Italy taxes income earned outside the borders in the same way that it was derived locally. The prevailing tax rate for offshore income, from our research, and these things do change, is 27.9%. Italy may have certain exemptions to bring in profits made internationally. Corporate Income Tax standard rate is 24%, plus a regional production tax, which usually is 3.9%. Therefore, the effective rate of taxation on a LLC entity usually is 27.9%. This ranks Italy as 129th when compared to corp. taxation rate internationally.

The valued added tax rate in IT is 22.00%, which ranks Italy as 162nd when compared to VAT taxation rate internationally. In terms of other taxation, an employer will contribute 30.00% to the equivalent of a social security fund and an employee will contribute 10.19%. The overall complexity of the tax system is high. This is measured by average time to comply with a country's labor tax requirements is as it is 198 hours. Contributing to this is the number of yearly labor tax payments, which is 1 in IT.

Thin capitalization restrictions aren't in effect. This refers to any sort of restrictions on a business and the debt-to-asset ratios. Domestic and foreign dividends paid by subsidiaries to Italian Resident entities are usually 95% exempted from corporate income tax. Dividends are payments of company profits, decided by the board, to shareholders. Dividends can be either shares of stock, cash payments, or other property. Capital Gains are treated as ordinary income and therefore subject to CIT. However, a 95% exemption may apply on the sale of participations provided that certain requirements are met. A capital gains tax is levied on the profits that a corporation or natural person realizes when they sell sells a capital asset for a price that is higher than the purchase price.

Interests paid by resident entities to non-resident are usually subject to a 26% withholding tax, being 12.5% if interests are derived from government bonds or similar securities. Dividends paid to non-residents are usually subject to a withholding tax of 26%. The royalties witholding effective tax rate is 22.5%. An exemption of withholding taxes may apply if payments are under EU's directive and withholding tax rates may be reduced under a tax treaty.

A capital duty may apply on contributions of cash in exchange of shares. There is a tax on individual net wealth in Italy. There are inheritance, transfer and property taxes in Italy. There are frequently implemented research and development breaks on taxation in Italy.

The above is not tax or legal advice for your individual situation. We are able to refer you to a tax advisor in Italy who can properly advise you. Want to work together? Click the free consultation button above.

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Tax treaties

Country Type Date Signed
Luxembourg DTC  1981-06-03
Albania DTC  1994-12-12
Senegal DTC  1998-07-20
Moldova, Republic of DTC  2002-07-03
Turkmenistan DTC  1985-02-26
Saudi Arabia DTC  2007-01-13
Norway DTC  1985-06-17
Egypt DTC  1979-05-07
Kazakhstan DTC  1994-09-22
Mozambique DTC  1998-12-14
Germany DTC  1989-10-18
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia DTC  1996-12-20
Cuba DTC  2000-01-17
Slovenia DTC  2001-09-11
Syrian Arab Republic DTC  2000-11-23
Tajikistan DTC  1985-02-26
Switzerland DTC  1976-03-09
Guernsey TIEA 2012-09-05
Czech Republic DTC  1981-05-05
Bermuda TIEA 2012-04-23
Singapore DTC  1977-01-29
Georgia DTC  2000-10-31
Iran DTC  2005-01-19
Ecuador DTC  1984-05-23
Viet nam DTC  1996-11-26
Belarus DTC  2005-08-11
Mongolia DTC  2003-09-11
Monaco TIEA 2015-03-02
Azerbaijan DTC  2004-07-21
Israel DTC  1995-09-08
Gibraltar TIEA 2012-10-02
Morocco DTC  1972-06-07
Canada DTC  2002-06-03
Malaysia DTC  1984-01-28
Zambia DTC  1972-10-27
Korea, Republic of DTC  1989-01-10
Bosnia and Herzegovina DTC  1982-02-24
Kenya DTC  1979-10-15
Thailand DTC  1977-12-22
Austria DTC  1981-06-29
Qatar DTC  2002-10-15
Ethiopia DTC  1997-04-08
Sweden DTC  1980-03-06
San Marino DTC  2002-03-21
Hong Kong, China DTC  2013-01-14
Jersey TIEA 2012-03-13
Turkey DTC  1990-07-27
Panama DTC  2010-12-30
Portugal DTC  1980-05-14
China DTC  1986-10-31
Spain DTC  1977-09-08
Serbia DTC  1982-02-24
Bulgaria DTC  1988-09-21
Gabon DTC  1999-06-28
Algeria DTC  1991-02-03
Lebanon DTC  2000-11-22
Indonesia DTC  1990-02-18
Liechtenstein TIEA 2015-02-26
Brazil DTC  1978-10-03
Hungary DTC  1977-05-15
Greece DTC  1987-09-03
Tunisia DTC  1979-05-16
Philippines DTC  1980-12-05
Denmark DTC  1999-05-05
Malta DTC  1981-07-16
Montenegro DTC  1982-02-24
Cyprus DTC  1974-04-24
United Arab Emirates DTC  1995-01-22
Estonia DTC  1997-03-20
Libya DTC  2009-06-10
Romania DTC  1977-01-14
United Kingdom DTC  1988-10-21
United States DTC  1999-08-25
Trinidad and Tobago DTC  1971-03-26
Argentina DTC  1979-11-15
Japan DTC  1969-03-20
Ukraine DTC  1997-02-26
Iceland DTC  2002-09-10
Oman DTC  1998-05-06
Netherlands DTC  1990-05-08
Mauritius DTC  1990-03-09
Uzbekistan DTC  2000-11-21
Kyrgyzstan DTC  1985-02-26
Latvia DTC  1997-05-21
Australia DTC  1982-12-14
Venezuela DTC  1990-06-05
Cayman Islands TIEA 2012-12-03
Jordan DTC  2004-03-16
Kuwait DTC  1987-12-17
France DTC  1989-10-05
Belgium DTC  1983-04-29
New Zealand DTC  1979-12-06
Sri Lanka DTC  1984-03-28
India DTC  1993-02-19
Ghana DTC  2004-02-19
Armenia DTC  2002-06-14
Finland DTC  1981-06-12
Lithuania DTC  1996-04-04
Uganda DTC  2000-10-06
Ireland DTC  1971-06-11
Bangladesh DTC  1990-03-20
Côte d'Ivoire DTC  1982-07-30
Tanzania DTC  1973-03-07
Poland DTC  1985-06-21
Slovakia DTC  1981-05-05
Croatia DTC  1999-10-29
Isle of Man TIEA 2013-09-17
Pakistan DTC  1984-06-22
Mexico DTC  1991-07-08
Cook Islands TIEA 2011-05-17
South Africa DTC  1995-11-16
Russian Federation DTC  1996-04-09

Tax treaties Map



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