• Consulate

    Consulate

    Patronato INAS does not handle Consular business, nor are they competent in these matters. However it offers an information service and assistance for applications to be lodged with the Consular offices, such as, Italian tax file numbers, AIRE variations and booking appointments.

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  • Double Taxation

    Double Taxation

    Australia has a tax treaty with Italy to prevent double taxation by enforcing their respective tax laws. As part of the agrements, an Italian resident in Australia, who receive income from Italy can request the Italian taxation authorities to reduce their witholding tax or to exempt them from paying tax. They can do this by lodging a tax relif form or a certificate of recidency. INAS patronato assist the pensioner to check their Italian pension is exempt tax or assist them to require a certificate of recidency in order to apply for exemption.

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  • RED/EST

    RED/EST

    By law INPS is responsabile to verify the annual income of pensioners which could influence the entitlement or the rate of pension, including income earned overseas, heace the obligation of lodging the RED/EST statement.

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  • Proof of Life

    Proof of Life

    The 2018 Proof of Life campaign will start on the March 19th 2017 and it will end on July 03rd 2018. Citi will send Proof of Life forms to pensioners domiciled. Please note that some pensioners have been excluded by INPS from the 2018 campaign.

    We encourage you to contact your local Patronato in order to have your completed Proof of Life form submitted electronically

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  • Pensions

    Pensions

    Italy has signed bilateral convention of social security with Australia which came into effect on 23 April 1986.

    • This agreement is applied to all workers, irrespective of their citizenship, as well as that of dependent family members and survivors, who can show evidence of periods of contributions in Italy and periods of residence in Australia.

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INPS Overpayments

There are several reasons which can cause wrong payments, among which an error by the institute but also fraud by the pensioner. INPS will take action to recover the debt on the basis of specific provisions of the law.

INPS mentions that the major causes of debts are registered in relation to payments connected to income, which, on the basis of the current legislation, are paid rovisionally in advance occording to the income records (terefore, on the basis on previous annuities) at the time in which the respective annual income to which it refers is verified, the institute is required to effect adjustment which can generate a debt (recover debt) or a credit (refund). In such cases recoveries are compulsory recording to specific provisions of the legislation.

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Quattordicesima

The "quattordicesima" payment is an additional amount which is paid once yearly, extra to the July pension instalment.

The entitlemento the additional amount is subject to be in possession of personal income not exceeding the limit of one and a half the minimum INPS annual payment.

The additional payment is subjected to verifing income conditions, carried out by the RED/EST form, and it concerns age pensions, seniotity, survivors, disability and supplementary pensions.

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Family Allowance

The Family allowance (ANF - assegno al nucleo familiare) is an amount in support of income of family family member of pensioner, payable by social security'special found. The pension rate may be supplemented if the family's annual income is below than the minimum amount specified under Italian law.

The entitlement and the amount of the Cheque depend on the number of family members, their respective income and the composition of family based on the schedules published by INPS annualy.

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Pensions

Italy has signed bilateral convention of social security with Australia which came into effect on 23 April 1986.

This agreement is applied to all workers, irrespective of their citizenship, as well as that of dependent family members and survivors, who can show evidence of periods of contributions in Italy and periods of residence in Australia.

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