Italian tax number

Italian tax number

If you are planning to live or work in Italy, you will need to apply for an Italian tax number, known as a "codice fiscale".


Italian tax number:



This tax identification number is essential for a wide range of activities in Italy, including opening a bank account, signing a lease, and paying taxes.


  • Gather the Required Documents. To apply for an Italian tax number, you will need to provide certain documents, including: A valid passport or other form of government-issued identification; A copy of your birth certificate or other proof of identity; A document showing your current address in Italy, such as a utility bill or lease agreement; A letter of introduction from your employer or a local authority.
  • Visit the Agenzia delle Entrate. The Agenzia delle Entrate is the Italian tax authority and is responsible for issuing tax identification numbers. You can visit any of the local offices of the Agenzia delle Entrate to apply for a tax number. You can find the nearest office on their website.
  • Fill out the Application Form. When you arrive at the Agenzia delle Entrate office, you will need to fill out an application form for the tax number. The form is available in Italian, and some offices may provide translations in other languages.
  • Submit the Required Documents and Pay the Fee. After completing the application form, you will need to submit the required documents and pay a fee of around €20. The fee can be paid in cash or by debit card.
  • Receive Your Tax Number. Once your application has been processed, you will receive your tax identification number. This number will be used for all your tax-related activities in Italy.


Obtaining an Italian tax number is a relatively straightforward process that can be completed in person at the local office of the Agenzia delle Entrate. To ensure that your application is processed smoothly, it is important to gather all the necessary documents and to pay the fee promptly. With your tax number in hand, you will be able to conduct a wide range of activities in Italy with ease.