Invest in Italy

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Why invest in Italy

It is highly probable that you are one of the many people who love Italy, a country full of natural and cultural wonders, boasting millennia of history, which is the motherland of iconic products contributing to creating the “Italian style” appreciated worldwide. Moreover, Italy is a great choice for travel and the perfect place where to live. For all these reasons and much more, maybe you are considering investing in Italy.

Italy is the 3rd largest national economy in the Eurozone, the 8th in the world (GDP).  Italy is the eighth largest exporter in the world reaching $499,100 MLN. The in-house market is about 60 million people with access to 500 million consumers in the European Union, as well as 270 million from North Africa and the Middle East. Also, the Italian manufacturing sector is the 2nd strongest in Europe thanks to the extraordinary know-how of the companies operating in machinery and automation, fashion and design, food and cooking. Our researchers and research institutes are prominent in many areas of knowledge with 3 Italian Universities (Bologna, Padova, and Rome “La Sapienza”) in the top 125 Universities in the world.

The World Bank Report 2018 “Ease of Doing Business” mentioned Italy and Brand Finance Report 2018 stated that “Made in Italy” is still the 8th most valuable brand in the world. This evaluation is based on market sectors where Italian excellence is a tradition. Italy has shown the same level of excellence in other sectors such as nanotech, chemistry and aerospace technology. (Drill for ExoMars 2020 – ESA Mission).

According to EU Commission guidelines, there are SME (Small Medium Enterprises or PMI): enterprises which employ over 50 and less than 250 persons, with a turnover from €2 to €50mln or from €2 to €43mln in capital gains. In 2018 there were 148,531 small to medium Italian Enterprises, 128,495 of which are small enterprises and 25,036 are medium-sized enterprises, with more than 4 million employees in total. The overall turnover is 886 billion euros (12.6% GDP) with only 223 billion euros in financial debt. The Cerved Report estimated that 5000 enterprises, most of which are based on close family ties, have a strong potential for growth with a source of financing from outside.

“The Country RepTrak 2018” published by the Reputation Institute listed Italy as the 13th Country in the World for reputation, just before Spain, Belgium, and the UK. Bloomberg upgraded Italy from 6th to 4th position in rank for healthcare systems for 2018.

Italy has a total of 54 sites included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage. Italy is the first country in the World – just before China, Spain, and France – with 49 cultural and 5 natural sites that put it in 1st place for Cultural Influence and Heritage. USNews Overall Best Countries Ranking confirms Italy in top position as a cultural guide in Europe and around the World.

Italy can also boast several little-known facts which are records such as the oldest Botanical Garden in the World established in Parma in the year 1545; the oldest apothecary in Europe opened in Florence and dates back to 1221; the oldest library in the World founded in Verona in the year 517; the oldest Western University founded in Bologna in the year 1096, still today in full operation and among the best Universities in Italy; the oldest bank in the World which is still operative Monte dei Paschi di Siena established in 1472; according to the Guinness Book of World Records the city of Ferrara has the first winehouse opened in 1435 and is currently in full operation; the oldest family business company in Europe which is one of the oldest in the World making handmade bells…

No other country in the world has such remarkable potential and exceptional quality of life!

Visa for investors and favorable tax break

This is the right time for investing in Italy! The 2017 Budget Law introduces in the Immigration Law a new “entry visa for investors” which will entitle foreign investors an advantageous treatment, only provided that they will carry out a durable investment in Italy or a large donation involving benefits for Italian culture and research. Investors and golden donors seeking to conduct their business activity in Italy will be allowed to enter and stay in Italy, initially for two years with the possibility of a three more years extension. The visa is also extendable to family members.

Moreover, if you move your fiscal residence to Italy you’ll also have a very favorable tax break applied only on the income earned abroad. This treatment is valid for a fifteen years long period.

Getting your visa is easy and quick: is the service created to help you in selecting the best investment or donation opportunity and managing all the bureaucratic procedures for both visa and residence permit.

30 April 2019 – The Italian Government issues The Growth Act: A ten-year tax reduction for non-EU entrepreneur and investors ready to move to Italy to invest and work.