Companies in Italy

Italian Company Formation

Italy´s corporate tax rate is 27.5%. An Italian branch with a UK parent company can be used as a trading partner to import / export or buy / sell within the EU and beyond its borders. The Italian branch can have a VAT number and if it pays minimal tax, it can obtain a tax residency certificate. The “Light branch” would be a representative office, it is receive any income and transfer is immediately to the parent company, it would not tax in Italy. If used as a regular trading company, it stops being a “Light Branch”, and is taxable in Italy.


  • EU Parent company recommended (UK LLP)
  • Audited accounts have to be filed annually
  • Annual tax return
  • Vat filed quarterly
  • Codice Fiscale required for parent company

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