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