The Power of Attorney in Italy: what can lawyers do in Italy with your delegation
Since the Hague Convention, in October of 1961, abolished the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents, verifying legal documents has become easier. This means that any country who signed the convention—all countries that are part of the “Western” world have signed, though many African, Middle Eastern and Asian countries have not—have a simplified procedure for the legal validation of documents through what is called an Apostille, or Hague Apostille, which is provided through one of the various state departments concerned with foreign affairs (i.e. the US Department of State, UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, or the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade).
How to import to the US from Italy: the ultimate guide
As of December 2020, Italy’s total trade with the United States was $6.33 billion, about 2% less than the previous year. Italy is currently ranked at 14 for its position as a trading partner with the U.S. From Italy, the major imports into the U.S. are cars, medicine and wine while the U.S. in turn exports mostly oil and petroleum products.
Everything you need to know about the Italian Chamber of commerce
Let’s start from the beginning. A chamber of commerce, sometimes called a board of trade, is a business network which generally consists of business firms that belong to different industries or trades. They act and associate voluntarily, most often serving as spokespeople and representatives for the larger business community. With this in mind, let’s move on and take a look at the Italian Chamber of Commerce before seeing some of its differences with the American Chamber of Commerce.
Moving to Italy to start a business: a Useful Guide
There is a lot to know about what is required in order to move to Italy and start a business. The country is well-known for its large and complex bureaucratic network. That being said, it is certainly not impossible and plenty of people have managed to do so.
Working in Italy through English Companies: a very useful guide
Living and working in Italy is a dream for many, but the question that most often pops up is: What would I do? More often than not you will see articles about people who moved abroad to teach the English language, but are there other things to do? There is always an alternative. Finding a job is always difficult, no matter the country, so why not be somewhere beautiful?
Does Italy have a golden visa program? How has it changed in 2021?
Since early 2017, Italy has launched two investment immigration programmes for people outside of the European Union. The one we’ll look at here concerns what is commonly called the “Golden Visa” which is essentially a visa for people looking to invest in Italy. Other countries like Spain, Portugal and Malta offer a similar track. The big difference between Italy and those countries is that Italy’s program requires investing into a start-up company, an LLC or purchasing government bonds while the other countries listed also allow for real estate investment. At this time, Italy does not allow visas for pure real estate investment.
730 Tax Form in Italy: what it is and how to fill it properly
This income tax return form is the result of the tax agency trying to simplify paying taxes so as to encourage citizens to pay them in full and on time. It is becoming increasingly popular due to its efficiency and this past year, a record number of people made use of it.
Business Etiquette in Italy: best tips and recommendations
When doing business in Italy, a little knowledge of Italian etiquette goes a long way. This article will cover some of the basic ways in which business is conducted. Having these cross cultural skills will improve the potential of your business trip or venture.
Transfer Pricing in Italy: useful documents and tips to do everything correctly
As of 23 November 2020, the Italian tax authority has issued new guidelines for the preparation of transfer pricing documentation that fully replaces the 2010 guidelines.
Italian custom import duty: a useful guide
Italy's membership in the European Union has greatly influenced its tariff structure. Duties on imported goods disappeared between Member States by 1986. Since then, this has also resulted in a substantial reduction of duties on products imported from areas outside of EU countries, including the United States.
After moving back to Italy from the United States in 2013, I realized how much an accounting and tax firm was needed to help expats living in Italy to comply with the local tax regulations.