Warning – do you rent out your property in Italy?

A note to the very many owners of property in Italy who occasionally rent them out. Following the new agreements between the Agenzia delle Entrate and various Comuni (see our recent article in Latest News) the Comuni have been directed to look particularly closely at those who run B&B or other rental activities in their territory.

Very often what the owner considers to be a casual arrangement would be viewed by the Agenzia as a permanent and organised activity requiring a VAT number and the payment of taxes in Italy. All it takes is an imprudent advert on the internet or a visit from the vigili urbani and the unwitting property owner can come under the spotlight of the Agenzia, something in general to be avoided.

Our advice is – get this sorted out now. If you’re unsure of your position ask us for advice.