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Tax code (codice fiscale)

An Italian tax code (codice fiscale, or CF for short) is essential to carry out financial transactions in Italy: property, inheritance, employment, opening a bank account, or university enrollment. It can be issued to nationals of any country. This service of the Consular Office is free of charge and is available to private individuals over the age of 18 who reside in this Embassy’s consular jurisdiction.

  • Procedures are different depending on whether you are an Italian citizen or not.
  • Processing a request can take up to 30 days, once all the required documentation has been received (be it via email in a single Compact PDF or via mail).
  • Each individual applicant must submit his or her individual set of documents in a single compressed PDF, or via mail as listed below.

 

ITALIAN CITIZENS

If you are an Italian citizen, currently residing in our jurisdiction and registered in the AIRE*, visit the link below, download the current form (AA4/8), and send it back via email in a single compact/compressed PDF that includes:

  1. Form AA4/8: https://www.agenziaentrate.gov.it/portale/web/guest/schede/istanze/richiesta-ts_cf/modello-e-istruzioni-cf-aa4_8/aa48-inglese
  2. copy of your valid Italian passport (biodata page);
  3. prepaid/self-addressed USPS PRIORITY MAIL envelope for return of certificate (address on label must match that of your AIRE registration). If you would like the ensuing certificate sent to you via email, clearly state this in your transmittal and identify the exact email address you want it sent to.

Email the SINGLE COMPACT PDF to statocivile.washington@esteri.it

*Make sure that your AIRE registration is up-to-date before sending your request. You may update your information via the Fast It portal.

Fill out PART B – Personal details of the AA4/8 form carefully as per your Italian ID.

If the applicant is under 18 years of age, both parents must complete and sign the form, as well as include copies of both their IDs and that of the minor.

 

NON-ITALIAN CITIZENS

If you are NOT an Italian citizen and your legal residential address is within our jurisdiction, you will have to submit:

  1. Form AA4/8 that you can find here: https://www.agenziaentrate.gov.it/portale/web/guest/schede/istanze/richiesta-ts_cf/modello-e-istruzioni-cf-aa4_8/aa48-inglese;
  2. Codice fiscale application form for non-Italian citizens;
  3. a copy of your birth certificate (if not in English or Italian, with certified translation into English or Italian);
  4. passport (copy of the picture and signature pages);
  5. current proof of residence within this jurisdiction;
  6. a prepaid/self-addressed USPS PRIORITY MAIL envelope to return the certificate (address on label must match that of proof of residence). If you would like the ensuing certificate sent to you via email, clearly state this in your transmittal and identify the exact email address you want it sent to.**

Fill out PART B – Personal details of the AA4/8 form carefully. Usually, it is the name on the birth certificate UNLESS you have legally changed your name, in which case, use the one on your current valid photo ID.

**If you want a paper copy of the certificate, you must mail all the required documents to the Embassy address below; if you want it sent via email only, then email the SINGLE COMPACT PDF to stcivile.washington@esteri.it

 

REQUEST FROM HEIR FOR DECEASED PERSON

In addition to the documents mentioned in the previous section, the following documents are required:

  1. Identification document of the applicant/heir.
  2. PDF of the death certificate.
  3. Proof of residence must be in the applicant’s name.

 

To all applicants:

If you are unable to submit the required documentation via email, you can mail all the listed paperwork to:

Embassy of Italy

ATTN: CONSULAR SECTION (CF)

3000 Whitehaven Street NW

Washington, DC 20008

 

STUDENTS: Due to inherent delays, you must first attempt to obtain a CF via the Italian educational entity you will be attending, since most have agreements with the Italian Revenue Agency (Agenzia delle Entrate).

 

Links and forms:

 

ITALIAN REVENUE AGENCY INTRO PAGE:

https://www.agenziaentrate.gov.it/portale/web/english/nse/individuals/tax-identification-number-for-foreign-citizens

 

FORMS:

(Italian-language version) https://www.agenziaentrate.gov.it/portale/web/guest/schede/istanze/richiesta-ts_cf/modello-e-istruzioni-cf-aa4_8

(English-language version) https://www.agenziaentrate.gov.it/portale/web/guest/schede/istanze/richiesta-ts_cf/modello-e-istruzioni-cf-aa4_8/aa48-inglese