On September 1, 2022, the Italian Supreme Court issued a ruling (n. 25698) in a case concerning a distribution from a U.S. partnership treated as a taxable dividend in Italy. The dividend was taxed by way of a substituted tax, and Italian tax law did not allow a credit for the income tax paid the

In its Ruling n.83 of February 14, 2022, the Italian Tax Agency confirmed that Italy’s substituted tax regime (so-called flat tax, or forfeit) for high net worth individuals applies in a case in which international executives or managers of multinational companies perform their functions partly in Italy and partly outside of Italy, where the group’s

On October 20, 2022, Italy’s Tax Administration issued Circular 34/E providing final guidance on the Italian taxation of trusts. One section of the guidance discusses the new anti-abuse rule on the taxation of income distributions from foreign trusts to Italian resident beneficiaries. Article 44, paragraph 1, letter g-sexies of the Italian Income Tax Code,

On October 20, 2022 the Italian Tax Administration issued Circular n. 34/E (Circolare Trust n. 34 del 20 ottobre 2022) providing final guidance on Italian taxation of trusts. One issue addressed in Circular 34 deals with the application of the Italian gift tax with respect to a transfer of property into a foreign

In its Ruling n. 359 of July 4, 2022 (Risposta_351_18.05.2021-2) the Italian Tax Agency ruled that a trust which is disregarded for income tax purposes under the standards of Circular n. 61/E of December 27, 2010 is still respected as a complete and effective trust for Italian gift and estate tax purposes. As

With its Resolution n. 83 of 2-14-2022, the Italian Tax Agency ruled on interaction between the Italian special tax regime for high net worth individuals (so called “flat tax” or “lump sum tax” regime) and taxation of Italian source employment income under Italy’s general income tax.

The case involved certain international employees of an

With its ruling n. 693 of October 8, 2021 (Prassi – AGENZIA DELLE ENTRATE – Risposta 08 ottobre 2021, n. 693), the Italian Tax Agency held that a discretionary beneficiary of a foreign irrevocable trust, treated as a fiscally opaque trust under Italy’s tax classification rules, is required to report his beneficial interest

With its private letter ruling n. 506 of October 30, 2020 (Ruling 506_2020), the Italian Tax Agency ruled that the Italian protector of a foreign trust which holds foreign financial assets and accounts to the benefit of an Italian resident individual does not qualify as beneficial owner of the trust. As a consequence,

In its Supreme Court Ruling n. 21695-2020 (issued on October 8, 2020) the Italian Supreme Court held that an individual (the “Taxpayer”) who is classified as a resident non domiciled in the U.K., is not eligible for the benefits of the income tax treaty between Italy and the U.K. of October 21, 1988, entered into

Italy’s Supreme Court’s ruling n. 26965 of November 26, 2020 provides a clear example of how things can quickly turn for the worse, for an ill-advised taxpayer who fails to report a foreign financial account on his Italian income tax return, and then fails to properly handle the following tax inquiry and audit stemming from