Company Formation in Italy

We believe company formation in Italy should be simple, inexpensive, and fast. Let entrepreneurship happen. The Italian government, following an EU directive, has implemented a simplified company formation (SRLS) with this in mind. The problem? Italian notaries can’t charge for the SRLS, so they have been fighting it all the way. But our notary is a believer. And when we can reduce the price further, we will.

The steps to form a company in Italy

  • You send us the data about your planned company. This includes company name, business activity, and a copy of your passport.
  • We get a personal tax ID for you (codice fiscale).
  • You come to Rome to sign a power-of-attorney to form the company at the notary and open a bank account.
  • In 3 days, you receive your company title.
  • In 10 days, you receive your company tax ID (VAT number). At this point, you can start invoicing your clients with the new company.
  • In 15 days your company is fully registered at the Chamber of Commerce.
  • In 25 days your bank account is ready to use.

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    What are the costs?

    Our fee includes all the costs to fully create and register your company. The notary fee, company registry fee, stamp duty, and name certificate are all paid by us.

    Note: To form a company in Italy, you will need a personal tax ID (codice fiscale). If you don’t have one, we can obtain one for you (not included in the company formation price).


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    What are the steps to form a company in Italy?

    • You send us the data about your planned company. This includes company name, business activity, and a copy of your passport.
    • We get a personal tax ID for you (codice fiscale).
    • You come to Rome to sign a power-of-attorney to form the company at the notary and open a bank account.
    • In 3 days, you receive your company title.
    • In 10 days, you receive your company tax ID (VAT number). At this point, you can start invoicing your clients with the new company.
    • In 15 days your company is fully registered at the Chamber of Commerce.
    • In 25 days your bank account is ready to use.


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    What will I receive?

    When you establish a company with us, you will receive the following:

    • Company deed, including shares, bylaws, and title of ownership
    • Company tax ID

    We have a client area where these documents will be available. Once posted, we will send you the login information. If you use our accounting and payroll services, all related documents for these services will also appear in your client area.


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    What are the tax and accounting obligations for a company in Italy?

    You are required to file tax forms every quarter, as well as yearly tax forms. You are also required to present the accounts to the Company Registry every year. These requirements hold true even if your company has no financial movement. See our accounting page for more information.


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    Can I avoid the trip to Italy?

    Yes, you can give us a power of attorney with a Hague Apostille. However, in order to create a bank account, the banker will need to see you in person.


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    Will the company have a VAT number?

    Yes, the company will have a Italian tax ID, which is the VAT number. You will have the tax ID the day you sign at the notary. With the tax ID, your Italian company can do business anywhere in the EU.

    If the company will be exchanging frequent invoices with companies in the EU but outside Italy, then you may want to be listed in the EU VAT registry (censo VIES) so you won’t have to bill and be billed for VAT in your EU transactions. Please ask us for more details about this service.


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    How do I get a personal tax ID (codice fiscale) in Italy?

    You need a codice fiscale in Italy if you want to create a company. If you live near an Italian embassy or consulate in your home country, you can go and fill out the form. If you want to do this in Italy, you can go to the nearest tax office (Agenzie delle Entrate). They will give you a temporary tax ID number in person, but you must have a mailing address in Italy where they can mail you the permanent one.


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    Do I need an address in Italy for the company?

    Companies doing business in Italy are required to have a corporate address in Italy. It is the public address that shows up if anyone does a search on your company, such as a credit search or a search for judicial reasons. It is also where your year-end accounting books get sent to.

    If you do not have an address in Italy, we offer a registered address service.