The Tax Code / Fiscal code / Codice Fiscale is a code made of letters and numbers that identifies a person in public administration forms, in private contracts, and money transfers.

It is free to obtain and it is valid for a lifetime. 

International Students incoming or enrolled in Milano Universities, Academies, and Schools can also get support on this administrative process on a one-to-one appointment at the One-Stop-Shop

A tax code is calculated on your surname (three letters), name (three letters), date of birth and sex (five characters) and a checksum letter.

It looks like this: MLNYSE17A41F205U

Although it can be generated by using unofficial online tools, only Tax codes issued by the Italian Revenue Agency/ Agenzia delle Entrate are valid by law.

Agenzia Delle Entrate keeps a registry of tax codes that anyone, including all citizens, public agencies, banks, and private companies can consult to check whether the tax code is real and valid 

When you are abroad

Get the Tax Code from an Italian Consular office

For all incoming students who are still in their home country, unless the University can provide it for you, the Tax Code / Codice Fiscale has to be requested at the Consular services office at the nearest Italian Embassy or Consulate. The same procedure applies to foreign professionals.

Usually, the request can be done by email by filling in a request form and attaching the necessary documentation; the certificate of attribution of the fiscal code number will be returned the same way (via email). Double-check with your nearest Italian Consular services office which procedure they adopt: e.g. some consulates with a bigger volume of fiscal services have a department and a dedicated e-mail for that: if in doubt, use the general consular services contact.

Here you can find the Tax Code request form and the instructions. https://www.agenziaentrate.gov.it/portale/schede/istanze/richiesta+ts_cf/modello+e+istruzioni+cf+aa4_8/aa48+inglese

  1. Download the pdf form AA4/8 and open it with an app that allows you to fill it in and sign it graphically.
  2. Tick “Allocation of a tax code”
  3. You have to fill part B (personal data – write them exactly as they appear on the ID you provide) and part D (your current address of residence).
  4. In part C, you can list your address in Milano that will act as a domicile for fiscal communications. 
    (Fill in part C ("Tax domicile in Italy") only if you know already an address in Milano. If you don't have an address in Milano yet, leave it blank. You will be able to update your data and request the card anytime afterward, when in Milano. )
  5. Under “signatures”, date and sign with your name and surname in a graphic way.
  6. Attach a copy of your ID / Passport

Source: Ministry of foreign affairs

If you are in Italy

Get the Tax Code from the Revenue Agency

For all incoming students who are physically in Italy, the Tax Code / Codice Fiscale can be requested to the nearest Revenue Agency office.

The Italian Revenue Agency / Agenzia delle Entrate has several territorial offices /"uffici territoriali" to deal with citizens and businesses, located in various areas of the City and its metro area. See the list in the paragraph below

Please note: Application for tax code at the Revenue Agency office can be done only if you are already in the city, NOT if you are still in your home country where the competent authority is the Consular office of your local Italian Embassy or consulate (see above)
 
The request can be done by email by attaching the necessary documentation; the certificate of attribution of the tax code number will be returned the same way (via email). You need to write to one of the local offices in Milano.
 

Students can get full assistance in getting the Tax Code at their One-Stop-Shop appointment.

 
Here you can find the Tax Code request form and the instructions. https://www.agenziaentrate.gov.it/portale/schede/istanze/richiesta+ts_cf/modello+e+istruzioni+cf+aa4_8/aa48+inglese

Download the AA4/8 pdf application form and open it with a pdf reader (such as the free Adobe Acrobat DC) that allows you to fill it in and sign it graphically.

  1. Tick “allocation of a tax code”
  2. You have to fill in part B (personal data – write them exactly as they appear on the ID you provide) and part D (your current address of residence - it means your city of origin or the last registered residence address).
  3. In part C ("Tax domicile" in Italy) you can list your Italian address that will act as a domicile for fiscal communications and to receive the tax code card (or Health Insurance Card /Tessera Sanitaria if you’re entitled to it)
  4. Under “signatures”, date and sign with your name and surname in a graphic way.
  5. Open a new e-mail. As a suggested subject "name, surname - Request for a tax code and tax code card"
  6. Attach the filled-in form, signed
  7. Attach a copy of your ID / Password + a scan of the visa / entry stamp page (if applicable)
  8. Send the e-mail to the nearest Ufficio Territoriale of the Revenue Agency
  9. The Revenue Agency will reply  to your e-mail address in 5 working days by attaching your tax code attribution certificate in pdf, endorsed by the Director of the office or a delegate. 
  10. Should the Revenue officers need more documentation or information, they will let you to know via e-mail. (It is advisable to send back over the application form and all the needed documentation along with the updates or missing documents)

 

Uffici territoriali Agenzia entrate

...and how to find them

The Italian Revenue Agency / Agenzia delle Entrate has several territorial offices "uffici territorial" to deal with citizens and businesses, located in various areas of the City and its metro area.

As a result of the present pandemic situation, territorial branches should be reached through email for most requests, as they operate in distance working mode: in-person appointments are granted only for difficult cases.

Getting your  Tax Code is possible by sending an application form by email to the nearest Revenue Agency Office

Here below are the email addresses of the Revenue Agency offices in Milano:

 

  • Zone 1 - Ufficio territoriale Milano 1 email 
     
  • Zone 2, 3 - Ufficio Territoriale Milano 3 email  
     
  • Zone 4  - Ufficio territoriale Milano 4 email  
     
  • Zones 5, 6 - Ufficio territoriale Milano 5 email 
     
  • Zones 7, 8 Ufficio Territoriale Milano 6 email 
     
  • Zone 9 - Ufficio territoriale Milano 2 email  
     
  • Ufficio Territoriale Cinisello Balsamo email
     
  • Ufficio Territoriale Magenta email
     
  • Ufficio Territoriale Gorgonzola email 
     
  • Ufficio Territoriale Legnano email 
     
  • Ufficio Territoriale Rho email 
     

Source: Here you can find all e-mail of local Revenue Offices in Milan area (first two links of the list) https://www.agenziaentrate.gov.it/portale/uffici1 Please double check and consult the official site for updates and full details about the operating procedures of each office.

 

 

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