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Italy offers the opportunity to register a branch office as an alternative to establish an Italian company in order to run a business in Italy .

LDP has specialized in the setting up of new businesses in Italy since 1993. Our advice helps you to get a quick roll out and includes Italian branch registration, our firm provides a full range of professional services such as: tax compliance, accounting, reporting, corporate finance, legal services. We also offer the setting up of a reporting package, preparation of contracts of employment and transfer price compliance.

This is the most correct way to do business in Italy.


LDP Branch Office Services:

- drafting of board of directors minutes;

- arranging Public Notary procedures and certified translations;

- obtaining of VAT and Tax numbers;

- registering the branch;

- setting up bank accounts;

- providing branch domicile.







What are the main features of a branch in Italy?

• a branch is allowed to run the same type of business as a limited company;

• the foreign parent is responsible for all liabilities of Italian branch;

• only a Legal Representative is required, who does not need to be Italian or Italian resident;

• there is no share capital obbligation.

• accounts must be kept;

• return and vat (annual) forms must be filed annually;

• the profit should be transferred;

• there are generally no restrictions on foreign shareholders.



What is the rate of corporate tax in Italy?

Italian tax law requires companies to pay corporate tax known as IRES, at the rate of  27,5%  and regional Tax known as  IRAP ( in Lombardy)- at 3.9% (both rate correct as of June 2016)



Who is Italy's Trade Register?

The institution in charge of  company registration in Italy is the Register of Enterprises of Italy, regulated by the Chamber of Commerce. Its main scope is to register different legal structures storing information into databases which are tly accessible to the public.



What is the VAT rate in Italy?

In Italy, VAT is applied to almost all goods and services, as well as import from outside the European Union. The general rate of VAT (IVA) in Italy is 22%. In some cases, the VAT is reduced to 4% or 10%. Logo

LDP provides services for Multinational Companies that wish to invest in Italy. Our Clients come from all over the world and including some listed companies. Our quick roll out involves not only company formation but also the setting up of an accounting system, a reporting package, payroll and legal services, immigration, social security management, contracts of employment and transfer price compliance. This is the easiest and most correct way to do business in Italy. LDP services allow our clients to focus on developing their business in Italy thus saving time and money. Our One-point-of-Contact business model effectively and efficiently matches your requirements with tailor-made solutions, saving you valuable time and resources. LDP have a special focus also in M.&A. in particularly in providing assistance for data room, due diligence, drafting of S.P.A. and assistance during the negotiation phase. LDP will support you on every step to making business in Italy.

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