Business Laws in Italy: what are the most important ones?
What leads someone to open a business in Italy? The simple answer is that Italy is conducive to business. It’s the third largest economy in the EU and eighth in the world. Italy is very open to foreign investment—with no residency requirement—and offers incentives to new companies looking to enter the market.
Discover everything about the Italian company registration number
What is the company registration number?
To register a company and carry out an economic activity in Italy you need to submit an application to the Italian Business Register which is part of the Chamber of Commerce (Camera di Commercio) found in each province. This is required by law, with very few exceptions. So obtaining the Italian company registration number is one of the first steps when starting a company.
Hiring employees in Italy: tips and suggestion for companies
When you are looking to hire employees for your company there are different regulations regarding the decision to hire a citizen of the European Union or one outside of the EU. Likewise, each kind of employee may be subject to different rules. Employment laws and legal provisions within both Italy and the EU are highly developed and strictly governed, especially regarding foreign workers.
All the differences between S.P.A. and S.R.L. in Italy: which one to choose?
What is an S.p.A.? An S.R.L.?
The Limited Liability Company (società a responsabilità limitata or S.R.L) and the Joint-Stock Company (società per azioni or S.p.A.) are the two most common types of companies in Italy with a limited liability.
Virtual offices in Italy: how do they work?
The idea of virtual office services started in the 1960s. They began as serviced offices and have since evolved alongside technology, now including a wide variety of personnel, physical space, digital storage and communication services such as call answering.
How to start a small business in Italy in 2020: our guide
Italy’s famous for many brands, across a wide range of industries, and, in recent years, foreign investors are increasingly getting in on the action.
It’s no secret that the process is lengthy and incorporates a lot of red tape but, due to recent government provisions and incentives, starting a business in the country is becoming increasingly attractive.
Buying a shelf company in Italy: the ultimate Guide
Looking to start a company in Italy? Good going! Italy has been opening its doors to foreign investment, and a testament to this is how government provisions in recent years work in favor of foreign investors. But be warned: bureaucratic procedures are not your friend, and they’ll be your first big hurdle in getting your business off the ground.
One of the downsides of opening a brand-new company will be the effort and time that you have to be ready to invest.
Like the USA, the number of freelancers in Italy keeps rising year by year. Europe as well is following the American trends and by 2025 the freelance workforce is expected to count for as much as one third of the entire workforce.
In total, in Italy there are 5,5 millions of freelancers or “liberi professionisti”, and their contributions represents almost 16% of the entire Italian GDP; between 2009 and 2018 their number grew by 20%.
This regime (Regime Forfettario) is open to taxpayers looking to get themselves registered for VAT and start a self-employed business or profession for the first time in 2017.
The scheme for small taxpayers (described as the Regime dei Minimi as well as the Regime Forfeitaro) has seen a number of changes over the years and some of the old rules apply to people who started out in earlier years. But from FY 2016 there is only on regime open to new taxpayers – the Flat–Rate Scheme.
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.