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Buying in Sicily
Buying in Sicily
The first tranche of IMU is payable on 16 June. The only new item this year is that a married couple with 2 homes in separate comunes, that has one in the husbands name and the other in the wifes name, can no longer claim prima casa on both, and pay no IMU. The prima casa - and hence no IMU is only on the one which is their habitual dimora - so the 'second home' is liable for IMU at standard rates.
Buying in Sicily
Buying in Sicily
The classical theatre season is back at the Greek theatre in Siracusa. You can see the programme at www.INDAfondazione.org
Buying in Sicily
Buying in Sicily
Sicily has got 11 bandiere blu this year, the national award for clean beaches. The award now requires disabled access, recyling, cycle tracks, green spaces, public health services, tourist info and even sustainable fishing... The beaches which qualify this year are:
Roccalumera, Ali Terme, Santa Teresa di Riva, Spiaggia Lampara a Tusa, Acquacalda (Lipari) Marina di Modica, Marina di Ragusa, Raganzino (pozzallo) and Ciriga (Ispica) and Menfi in the Agrigentino. The new addition for 2022 is Furci Siculo (Messina).
Buying in Sicily
Buying in Sicily
Italy has passed a law allowing a new digital nomad visa for non EU workers. The details, such as minimum income and health insurance requirements will be released shortly. The visa will need to be obtained from your home country before arrival in ITaly, but will allow you to stay beyond the 90 day limit. Earnings will be subject to Italian tax.
Buying in Sicily
Buying in Sicily
From 21 March there are new rules about driving cars in Italy on foreign plates if you are resident. The new law concerns the so called REVE.
If you are resident in ITaly and are here for more than 60 days, it is now not allowed to drive a foreign registered car on Italian soil. It is also not permitted to drive a foreign plated car if it belongs to a friend or relation.
In essence therefore a foreign plated car which belongs to an Italian resident must be imported ‘reimmatricolata’ into Italy or sent back to its country of origin. The REVE – Registro Veicoli Esteri is held at the PRA. This new register will record all the plated vehicles in any state other than Italy which are used by a driver. The obligation to register the car will be for any user who drives for more than 30 days in a year. It will also be confirmed that all the documentation must be available within the vehicle.
Any person, other than the owner of a car with foreign plates, cannot drive it without having a signed document on board, giving them permission to do so, with date and authenticated signature. Also this document must show the permission to drive for the other person, for how long and the start date. If the permission is for more than 30 days in calendar year, the vehicle must be registered in the REVE.
For example – a couple of which one is resident in Italy and the other not. If the non resident brings their car to Italy it must be registered in the REVE:
The same is true for frontier workers, or those who work in another country and bring their company car home with them.
The registration and cancellation of the vehicle can be done at the STA or the PRA, or at a sbrigapratica . You should get a certificate with a QR code which the police can read if they stop you.
The cost will be 27 euros for the registration and a tax stamp of 16 euros. Any variation in the details will cost 13.50 and a 16 euro marca di bollo. If you use an third party agency you will also have to pay them on top of the set fees.
If you are resident and bring your car into Italy, nothing changes – it must be reimmatricolata within 90 days.
If you are resident abroad but work in Italy you can use your car for a year without reimmatricolation.
If you are a foreigner but get your Italian citizenship you must reimmatricolate your car immediately.
The REVE counts for cars, motorbikes and ‘rimorchi’ so caravans, trailers and the like.
Confused? You will be….