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 19th March 2017 and it will end on 3rd July  2018. CITI will send Proof of Life forms to pensioners' domicile. 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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  • Double Taxation

    Double Taxation

    Australia has a taxation treaty with Italy to prevent double taxation by enforcing their respective taxation laws. As part of the agreements, an Italian resident in Australia, who receives 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 relief form or a certificate of residency. INAS patronato assists the pensioner to check if their Italian pension is exempt tax or assists them to require a certificate of residency in order to apply for exemption.

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  • Pensions


    Italy has signed a 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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  • 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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Meeting INAS 2018

On 9 November 2018 the meeting of Patronato INAS CISL,vtitled "Proximity listening to the person", was conclude in Rome. The managers of INAS offices in Italy and the overseas took  part toghether with numerous guests, representatives of the political world, and the government, researchers and union members.

It was an appointment to highlight the importance of the patronato.  A reality which, in 2017 followed over 1,700,000 subscribers in Italy and 56,000 overseas (of which 901,000 women and 883,000 men mainly between 36-60 years of AGE) totalling 2,248,185 cases in Italy and 113,599 overseas.

Sen. Ricardo Merlo Sen. Ricardo Merlo

Meeting with Foreign Affairs Secretary Sen. Ricardo Merlo, Presidency Inas and Inas coordinators of the various countries in the world.

Conclusione consulta Conclusione consulta

Conclusion meeting and photo with the Presidency (President Gianluigi Petteni - Vice President Antonio Graniero).

Tavola rotonda Tavola rotonda

Round table with all the President of the Patronati belonging to CEPA.

Intervento Furlan

Speech by the secretary of the national CISL Annamaria Furlan.

Patronato has 704 offices in Italy and 92 overseas and almost 1,500 employees and assistants in Italy and over 3,000 volunteers, 174 employees overseas, in 21 countries to be exact and more than 500 doctors and solicitors.

 “Our ability to listen to people with their needs through the work of the patronato and services offered by CISL has assisted us to make people feel less lonely due to situations caused by the crisis. For thi reason today's appointment has come at the right time, because there is nothing more important than self dignity and work."  This is how Annamaria Furlan, Secretary General of CISL, closed the INAS meeting.