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Generic Tax Name Capital tax - Wealth tax on financial assets held abroad
Tax name in the national language Imposta sul valore delle attività finanziarie detenute all estero
Tax name in English Wealth tax on financial assets held abroad
Member State IT-Italy
Tax in force since 2012/01/01
If abolished, date on which the tax ceases to apply
Business version date 2015/01/01
Version date 2015/02/17
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Type of tax
Direct taxes Personal income tax
Corporate income tax

Indirect taxes VAT
Excise duty (EU harmonised)
Alcoholic beverages
Energy products and electricity
Manufactured tobacco

Social security contribution Employers
Legal base

D.L. n. 201 of 2011 (art. 19) converted into law n. 214 of 2011, D.L. n. 16 of 2012 converted into Law n. 44 of 2012, L. n. 228 of 2012 (art. 1, par. 518 - 519), Act of general Director of Revenue of 5 June 2012.

Who sets
The tax rate is set by

The tax base is set by

The reliefs are set by


Geographical Scope

Individual resident for tax purpose in Italy.

Tax object and basis of assessment


Financial assets held abroad;

Basis of assessment:

Assets fair market value at the end of each year in the place the assets are held. In absence of this, the assets nominal value or reimbursement one. IVAFE is due in proportion to the ownership quota and the possession period.

Deductions, Allowances, Credits, Exemptions

Credits: Taxpayer may credit against IVAFE the amount of wealth tax paid in the country where the finacial assets are held.

Rate(s) Structure

0.1% for the year 2012;

0.15% starting from the year 2013

IVAFE is levied on a lump sum basis (34.20 euro) on bank and savings accounts.

Tax due date

Same date as personal income tax.

Tax collector
Special features
Economic function

Environmental taxes

Tax revenue
ESA95 code d51ad

Annual tax revenue (millions)
Tax revenue as % of GDP
Tax revenue as % of total tax revenue
2012 13.00 EUR 0.00