Codice Fiscale: The Italian Tax Identification Code
The Codice Fiscale is needed for many administrative matters.
As a resident in Italy you will absolutely need this – not just for tax purposes, but for just about anything – if you want to join the local VCR video rental shop, you want to open a bank account, set up a phone line or internet access, register for a course, ANYTHING. So you would do well to
get it as soon as possible.
Find out what it is and how and where to apply for this Italian tax code…
The Codice Fiscale is a tax identification number used in all interaction with government agencies and public administration in Italy. It is a unique identity code devised from an individual’s name, date and place of birth. It is similar to the National Insurance number (NI) in the UK or the Social Security Number (SSN) in the US.
The Codice Fiscale is issued by the Agenzia delle Entrate (the Italian Revenue Agency) of the Ministry of Economy and Finance of Italy. It is a plastic credit card-sized card with the unique 16 alphanumeric digit code.
Applying for a Codice Fiscale
Application must be made at the local office of the Agenzie delle Entrate.
To find a local office: Click here
- Valid passport or stay permit (Permesso di Soggiorno)
On making an application, a number will be issued and the card will be sent by post at a later time.
Newborn babies must be issued with a Codice Fiscale within 60 days of birth. A parent must submit the application and supply the birth certificate.
One person in the apartment must register to get a Codice Fiscale.
It’s like a Federal Tax number and the owner requires it to register the contract. The owner needs this asap.
Take 2 copies of your passport and original.
Go between 8am – 12am weekdays
Via Ippolito Nievo, 36