Italian Tax ID

Italian Tax ID card


The Codice Fiscale, also called an Italian tax ID, Italian tax code, Italian fiscal code, or Italian tax number, is a unique alpha-numeric identifier provided to Italian citizens, not unlike a Social Security number in the United States. This ID code is used for dealing with Italian government offices, as well as handling various private concerns.  

Usually, a person’s Codice Fiscale is attributed to them by the Office of Income Revenue (Agenzia delleEntrate) through local tax offices. Citizens born in Italy are issued a Codice Fiscale at birth, while a non-Italian who is seeking a tax code for citizenship or other purposes will need to request one. The code itself is formulated using a combination of the individual’s name, place, and date of birth. 

Italian paperwork with focus on codice fiscale.

 There are a number of reasons a person might need to have a Codice Fiscale. The following are just a few examples of things you’ll need an Italian Tax ID for:  

  • Applying for Italian citizenship (or dual Italian-American citizenship)
  • Opening a bank account in Italy
  • Filing a legal dispute in an Italian court of law
  • Inheriting an Italian property
  • Acquiring an Italian phone number
  • Purchasing an Italian property (or registering for a preliminary contract for this purchase)
  • Having utilities connected at an Italian property (electricity, water and sewer, gas, etc.)
  • Applying for a mortgage with an Italian financial institution
  • Renting a property for a period of more than 30 days 

 To obtain a Codice Fiscale as an American citizen, you’ll need to at least have a valid passport. If you plan to stay for more than 90 days or your passport will expire less than three months after you plan to return to the U.S., you will also need to have a visa to receive a tax ID. 

If you currently live in the U.S. and need help getting a tax identification number in Italy, call us today at (305) 812-5512.

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