Italy - Obtain a Tax Identification Number (TIN codice fiscale)
- 1 Procedure
- 2 Required Documents
- 3 Office Locations & Contacts
- 4 Eligibility
- 5 Fees
- 6 Validity
- 7 Documents to Use
- 8 Sample Documents
- 9 Processing Time
- 10 Related Videos
- 11 Instructions
- 12 Required Information
- 13 Need for the Document
- 14 Information which might help
- 15 Other uses of the Document/Certificate
- 16 External Links
- 17 Others
Persons who do not have a TIN should submit a request to any Office of Italian Revenue Agency. The request must indicate the personal data and the correct domicile, where they will receive a card indicating the given TIN. With the request, the Italian or EU countries nationals must show a valid identification document.
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.
Applying from outside Italy
A Codice Fiscale can also be issued by an Italian Embassy in an applicant's home country.
- Valid passport, with visa if required, or an equivalent document approved by Italian authorities;
- An identity certificate issued by the diplomatic mission or consular post in Italy of the country of origin (with photo);
- A valid residence permit;
- An ID card issued by the municipality of residence.
Office Locations & Contacts
In Udine, the office AGENZIA DELLE ENTRATE - Anagrafe Tributaria - Ufficio Codici Fiscali, is located in:
Via Gorghi n. 18, 33100 - Udine
Telephone: +39 0432 586111
Fax: +39 0432 586260
Opening hours: Morning - from Monday to Friday (8.30 a.m. - 12.30 a.m.); Afternoon - Monday and Thursday (3 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
Find a local office of the Agenzia delle Entrate (the Italian Revenue Agency) here
For minors, the request is submitted by the parent, presenting his identity document.
For infants, TIN is assigned by the municipalities at the time of the first entry in the registries.
The tax code is issued immediately and is free of charge.
A TIN is valid if it is registered in the Italian Tax Register managed by the Italian Revenue Agency (Agenzia delle Entrate).
Documents to Use
Editable Form AA5/6 - pdf - Request for allocation of tax code, communication of change of details, completed merger, concentration, transformation, cessation
The tax code is issued immediately and is free of charge.
Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites. Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation. Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed. e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M".
- Italy issues TINs (in Italian: Codice fiscale) which are not reported on official documents of identification.
- General rules regarding the attribution of TIN to individuals and persons other than individuals are laid down by the Presidential Decree n. 605 of 29/09/1973.
- The only acceptable TIN is the one issued by the Revenue Offices (Agenzia delle Entrate). No one else is authorized to produce software programmes for the computation of TINs or to print cards.
- Full names
- Permanent address
- Passport or ID number
Need for the Document
The Codice Fiscale is a tax identification number (TIN) 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.
TINs (Codice fiscale) are not reported on official documents of identification, but they can be found on the health card and the TIN card.
In case of people not entitled to the services of Italian Health System, TIN is showed on the TIN card.
Information which might help
- The tax identification number identifies the citizen in all of his or her dealings with institutions and public administration services.
- If the tax identification card is lost or stolen, a duplicate may be requested at any local Inland Revenue office.
- In case of change of address it is necessary to go to the local Inland Revenue office to provide the new information, and present an identity document bearing the updated details or submit a self-declaration form.
Other uses of the Document/Certificate
The Tax identification number (codice fiscale) is an individual tax identification code that is often required in Italy for all sorts of procedures e.g. opening a bank account, applying for the national health service, renting a flat, applying for a fixed telephone line, etc.
N.B. Tax number can be issued also by Italian Consulates abroad. It is issued immediately upon application through Fisconline, an on-line service of the Italian Inland Revenue (Agenzie delle Entrate). Pay attention that there are different modalities ( fax, e-mail, etc.) to submit the request. Please check the website of the competent consular office for more information.
Italy has a publically available website for checking the validity of TINs: you may verify either that a TIN actually exists or that a TIN corresponds to the identity information submitted.