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New Municipal Taxes Concerning Italian PropertiesBy De Tullio Law Firm
Starting from year 2014, the new Municipal tax is called IUC (Single Municipal tax). It consists of three separate taxes, more specifically:
IMUProperties where owners have officially set their main residence are exempted from the payment of this tax unless classified as luxurious dwellings (cadastral cat. A1, A8 and A9).
All individuals owning properties on the Italian territory are called to pay this tax. The same obligation falls on individuals entitled to real rights such us usufruct or right of use.
The same obligation falls on parties who have inherited an Italian property. Whoever inherits an Italian property should pay this tax from the day of the decease of the former owner. Even if time to lodge a statement of succession is one year since the decease, the debts are transferred to the heir immediately.
This tax applies both to urban and rural building, rural and buildable land.
MAIN RESIDENCEAs previously mentioned, properties classified as "main residence" will be exempt from such tax. The only exception will be represented by luxurious properties, under cadastral classification A1, A8 and A9.
In order to be entitled to the exemption it is necessary having the official residence in such property and live therein on a regular basis.
According to IMU rules also subject to the exemption are the appurtenances of the main residence, such as:
DEADLINES FOR PAYMENT
IMU can be paid in two instalments of same amount:
TASIAs previously mentioned this is the tax concerning municipal services for general use such us public lighting, road maintenance etc.
WHO SHOULD PAY IT?
Whomever has possession under any legal title of:
Each Municipality can offer reductions for:
It should be paid in two instalments, the first one before the 16 of June and the second one before the 16 of December. The two instalments can be of different amounts (opposite to IMU). It must be highlighted that 71% of Municipalities have postponed the payment of the first instalment to the month of September 2014.
TARIIt is the tax concerning waste management. It applies to any party possessing, under any legal title, properties which can potentially produce wastes. Unroofed surfaces are exempted from the payment of this tax considered appurtenant or annexed to taxable properties and also condominium surfaces. The floor area is considered as taxable. Some Municipalities have aligned their data base to the cadastral ones, in such case the tax is determined on 80% of the cadastral surface. Municipalities can deliberate for specific reductions. Just as example this can be applied to properties with a single occupant, or holiday homes used for a limited period of time. Each Municipality will establish the number of instalments for payments and the connected deadlines.
Please note, any statement made in this article is intended to be a general practical introductory explanation only and not formal legal advice. This firm accepts no liability or any responsibility for any statement made.
About the Author:
De Tullio Law Firm is an international law firm specialized in Italian inheritance law and Italian cross border real estate transactions. Over the years, it has gained a wide experience in the real estate field, as well as providing assistance with wills & probates, EU law, litigation, taxes and corporate law.
De Tullio Law Firm is listed on the British and American embassies websites, and contributes as legal expert with several publications.
On our website www.detulliolawfirm.com you will find plenty of information about Italian property, as well as articles about Italian inheritance law and foreign married couples. On our sister site www.italianinheritance.it you will find detailed information about the Italian inheritance procedure. Our aim is to assist our clients in the best possible way by giving independent legal advice, and also to inform and educate our on-line visitors on the basics and beyond.
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