Italian Tax Code (Codice Fiscale)

Italian Tax Code (Codice Fiscale)

An Italian tax code is needed for tasks including, but not limited to, opening a bank or postal account, registering a vehicle, signing a lease for an apartment, getting a SIM/cell phone number, beginning employment of any nature, purchasing a propertyinheriting a property, opening a utility account, enrolling in the Italian health system, or for insurance purposes. In other words, if you are dealing with Italy, you will most likely need one, even if it is just for shopping.

A tax code for individuals is made up of 16 alphanumeric digits and is calculated on an algorithm that takes into consideration an individual’s name, gender, and date and place of birth. Therefore, anyone may be able to calculate a tax code, but only a tax code issued by the Agenzia delle Entrate (AdE) is valid.

It may happen that two or more people have the same personal data and are therefore subject to generate the same tax code. When a tax code is already assigned to someone, the AdE generates a different tax code using a slightly different algorithm.

The Italian codice fiscale (tax code) is an individual identification number for all dealings, not just of a fiscal nature. It is issued by the Italian Agenzia delle Entrate (AdE), the Italian authority for tax matters. A codice fiscale is similar to a US social security number. However, anyone can request it, even if he/she is not living or working in Italy. As a matter of fact, having a tax code does not make an individual subject to Italian taxes.

You may check if your existing tax code is current and valid directly with AdE at the following link:

Please allow 10 to 15 business days to receive a copy of your Italian tax code unless you select one of our rush services.

certificazione-codic3Please note that we only delivery electronic copy of your certificate of tax code assignment that you will be able to use immediately.

However, if you prefer to receive a hard copy of your certificate of tax code assignment, contact us for a quote based on your shipping address.



codice-fiscale-phisicalPlease note that AdE will ship the original tax code card to your address within 15 days from application but expected delivery time (EDT) may vary depending on your location.

If you are unable to personally apply for a tax code with AdE, at an Italian consulate, or simply do not want to deal with Italian bureaucracy, we can obtain a tax code on your behalf starting from USD 29.99. All we need is your exact residence address and a copy of your passport.