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New Italian resident non-dom regime

New Italian resident non-dom regime

1. What is the new regime? The new Italian resident non-dom regime is an incentive regime which aims to boost investments in Italy by attracting high-net-worth individuals to move their residence to Italy, and levying a flat rate €100,000 p.a. substitute tax (in place of Italian tax) on their non-Italian worldwide income and capital gains. Qualifying persons: individuals (also Italian returners), ... »

Top 10 Mercatini di Natale in Italy

Top 10 Mercatini di Natale in Italy

It’s the holiday season and that means its time for the Mercatini di Natale or Christmas markets! This tradition, hailing from Germany where they are called Christkindlmarkt has over the years made its way to town centers all over Europe spreading the joy of the season with ornaments, toys and food specialties. Here are our picks for the best Mercatini di Natale in Italy this holiday season: Bolza... »

Italy’s top spa destinations

Italy’s top spa destinations

Spa, or terme in Italian, have been known since the dawn of time for their healing powers, offering a range of treatments that include: bathing (hot springs – thermae hot tub, mud bath, hydro massage, sauna, sensation shower, steam bath), aromatherapy, massage, body wrap, beauty treatments (manicure, pedicure, waxing, exfoliating) and more. Check out these recommendations for Italy’s top spa... »

Eating the Italian Way

Eating the Italian Way

For Italians food is something extremely special. It is connected with pleasure, tradition, family and leisure and must always be savored with gusto! In Italy, eating is synonymous with slow, so take your time and enjoy your meal! The MammamiaFamily will guide you on an exploration of Italian food habits; their peculiarities and secrets with tips and tricks for parents and kids of all ages. Breakf... »

The traitorous “Colpo d’aria”

The traitorous “Colpo d’aria”

After ten years of living in Italy some things still surprise me. I recall the first time I’ve heard of “colpo d’aria”. It’s not a karate technique or a game, but a “rare disease” that, to the best of my knowledge, affects only Italians. Literally translated, colpo d’aria means a “whack of air” while culturally translated, it is the draft of air that according to centuries-old popular beliefs will... »

Important Notice for US Passport Renewal

Important Notice for US Passport Renewal

Due to the increased rate of exchange of the US dollar against the Euro, effective March 18th, 2015 there will be a change in passport fees paid in local currency. Fees for Adult Passports First adult passport or replacement for lost/ stolen/mutilated passport – $135.00 or the Euro equivalent Adult passport renewal – $110.00 or the Euro equivalent Fees for Children’s Passports (under 1... »

New Year’s Message from Simone Desmarchelier Australian Consul General in Milan

New Year’s Message from Simone Desmarchelier Australian Consul General in Milan

Dear Easy Milano readers Buon anno! Happy New Year! Thank you to Easy Milano for offering the Australian Consulate General the opportunity to pass on our best wishes for a happy, safe and healthy 2015. Having just returned from a hot and sunny Australian Christmas to the crisp winter days of Milan I am drawn to the many distinctions between our 2 countries. The change in weather and the size of ou... »

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day

As the Irish Ambassador to Italy, I would like to extend my very best wishes to Easy Milano readers on the occasion of St. Patrick’s Day 2015. St. Patrick’s week is a period during which the large Irish diaspora all around the world celebrates our Irishness as well as our connections with home. Irish people at home and abroad also take a particular pride in the fact that so many countries wish to ... »

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad

U.S. Citizens and Resident Aliens Abroad

If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien, the rules for filing income, estate, and gift tax returns and paying estimated tax are generally the same whether you are in the United States or abroad. Your worldwide income is subject to U.S. income tax, regardless of where you reside. When to File If you are a U.S. citizen or resident alien residing overseas, or are in the military on duty outside t... »