Italy approves FY2013 Budget Law [TAX ALERT]

March 5, 2013

On 24 December 2012, the Italian Parliament approved Budget Law n.228/2012 (the Budget Law) for FY 2013.

The Budget Law was published on 29 December in the Italian Official Gazette n. 212 and came into effect on 1 January 2013.

The main tax measures include:

  • Amendments to the “step-up election on participations” held by Italian companies
  • Revamp of a step-up election on Italian participations held by non-residents
  • Increase of personnel costs deduction from the IRAP (Italy’s regional tax on productive activities) base
  • Increase of the standard Value-added Tax rate
  • Introduction of the Financial Transaction Tax

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