Italian Investor Visa & Italy Golden Visa
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Looking to gain Italian residency by investment in 2020?
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Since March 2017, the Italian government has launched two new investment immigration programs for third country nationals:
1) The Italy Investor Visa is essentially a residency by investment Programs not dissimilar to those of Portugal, Spain and Malta.
A key difference, however, is that the Italian residence program requires an investment into a startup, business, or government bonds, rather than an investment in Italian real estate.
2) The second program commonly referred to as the Italian Flat Tax / Substitute Tax Regime for Huge Tax Benefits.
We spoke about this in a separate Article.
3) A third residency programme, namely a pensioner visa programme for international retirees, is presently being considered as well.
While these programmes are still relatively unknown, it is expected that demand for the Italian Golden Visa programmes will ramp up sharply in 2019 and beyond.
However, given the political climate in the EU and pressure from Brussels, many experts believe that Golden Residency programmes may very soon be a thing of the past – likely even before the end of 2019.
So if you’re serious about getting your European Plan B in place, NOW is the time to apply.
Discover your investment visa options in Italy below,
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Italian Investment Visa for Residency: Key Benefits
The ability to travel throughout the EU, visa-free
A fast, simple application process – residency can be granted in as little as 12 months.
Excellent quality of life, world class education personal safety as well as attractive healthcare benefits.
An attractive taxation structure for Non Habitual Residents
Investment from as little as €500,000 to obtain Italian residency.
Investor Visa Option
As of January 2019, applicants have the following investment pathways available:
Italy Investor Visa Residency Program: While the Investor Visa programme is relatively new avenue for non-EU passport holders to establish a foothold in Italy, it is already garnering a lot of attention from international investors.
The investment visa is valid for two years, with a 3 year renewal option, and becomes permanent after 5 years. The visa investment options include:
Investing €500,000 into an innovative start-up enterprise
Investing €1 million in an Italian Limited Liability Company (LLC)
Investing €1 million in an Italian philanthropic project or initiative
Investing €2 million in Italian government bonds.
The processing time associated with getting the investment visa approved can be as little as 1 month.
A declaration of commitment upon application is generally sufficient; no investment is required prior to receiving approval on your application, making this a fast, simple and low-risk option.
Tax Free Pensioners Programme: Aimed at attracting foreign direct investment to lesser developed parts of Italy, the Retiree Visa Programme offers residency in specific regions of Southern Italy, along with 0% taxation for Non-EU, EU and even Italian nationals for a maximum period of 10 years.
3. Italian Flat Tax Program: For High Net Worth Individuals (HNWIs) paying €100,000 or more in taxes/year, the Italian flat-fee taxation structure could be highly compelling.
By moving your tax residency to Italy, you’ll be able to pay an annual substitute tax of €100,000 flat, regardless of your total income earned outside of Italy. Your family members can be included under this ta residency programme for an additional €25,000 per person.
Any income earned within Italy is progressively taxed in accordance with Italian law.
The Italian Flat Tax Residency Programme is open to all nationalities for a period of 15 years. The government also accepts applications to this programme from Italian nationals returning to Italy after maintaining fiscal residency in another country for a decade or more.
This substitute tax programme also includes payment of taxes on real estate, gifts, financial assets outside of Italy, as well as bank accounts and any capital gains tax on shareholdings realised after the fifth year.
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