On October 9, 2023, the last Ministerial Decree required for the final implementation of Italy’s Register of Trusts was published, and the Register of Trusts is now in effect. The initial filing deadline is December 11, 2023. The filing in the Register is required for domestic trusts, private foundations, and similar legal arrangements, defined as

On October 16, the Council of Ministers approved a legislative proposal that will repeal the special tax regime for new resident workers, entrepreneurs, and professionals with effect from January 1, 2024.

The special regime, enacted in its final form in 2020, allows Italian and foreign nationals who establish their tax residence in Italy while not

The Italian Tax Agency’s Ruling n. 309 of April 28, 2023 (Risposta-n.-309_2023-1.pdf) deals with the issue of taxation to Italian beneficiaries of income distributions from a U.S. trust.

Background.

Under Italy’s tax law, trusts with identified income beneficiaries are treated as fiscally transparent, and the beneficiaries are taxed on their share of

In its ruling no. 267, dated March 27, 2023 (Risposta-n.-267_2023.pdf), the Italian Tax Agency addressed a case involving a trust where the Settlor reserved the power to revoke and replace the Guardian and retained certain powers related to the shares of a company he transferred to the trust, including the power to appoint

The Italian Tax Agency recently issued a ruling (n. 251 of March 16, 2023) that provides guidance on the Italian tax classification of Family Trusts and Testamentary Trusts and the taxation of Italian beneficiaries on the trusts’ income.

Background

The settlor, an Australian national, established the trusts while he was a resident of

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