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Right to vote for British citizens abroad

Posted by on Jul 11, 2022 in LEGAL UPDATES

The right to vote, for all British citizens resident outside the UK, has finally been restored this year by the Elections Act 2022. The vote for overseas electors had been restricted in 2002 to include only British citizens resident outside the UK for less than 15 years. After that cut off point, British citizens living abroad were no longer eligible to...

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Italian inheritance tax

Posted by on May 31, 2022 in LEGAL UPDATES

Italian residents may face a higher tax burden on their lifetime income, but their family is taxed very lightly on death compared to most other European countries. Different rates of Italian inheritance tax are applied depending on the family relationship the heir to each asset had to the deceased. Any legacy or gift passing to “direct-line”...

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Selling gifted or inherited property

Posted by on Apr 25, 2022 in LEGAL UPDATES

When the ownership of an Italian property has passed by way of an inheritance (eredità), or has been transferred between generations by a gift (donazione), this may create an obstacle to the future sale, in particular if less than 20 years has passed from the inheritance or gift. A seller may find there is increased scrutiny of the property history by the...

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Posted by on Mar 26, 2022 in LEGAL UPDATES

The SPID (sistema pubblica di identità digitale) is a set of secure credentials issued to an individual who has been formally identified. Being asked to provide a SPID is becoming as common as having to show an ID card or codice fiscale in Italy. The SPID is not obligatory, but since October 2021 is essential in order to access government departments and...

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Posted by on Mar 23, 2022 in LEGAL UPDATES

This firm assists the families of elderly relatives who live in Italy, often where the elderly person has worked for many years and retired here, but now live alone. The elderly person may have close relatives who live abroad and cannot provide day-to-day assistance. In some cases they may be estranged from those relatives or even have no next of kin...

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