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Tax Identification Number

Codice Fiscale

Tax identification number (codice fiscale) is a unique 16-character alphanumeric code which identifies a citizen's personal data.
E.g. this is the tax identification number of Mr Mario Rossi born in 1998: RSSMRA98S08H501H

It is required in Italy for all sort of procedures, e.g. opening a bank account, applying for the national health service, renting a flat etc.

It is valid only when issued and certified by Agenzia delle Entrate (Italian Inland Revenue) and does not expire. If you have already lived, worked or studied in Italy you should have already received it!


How much does it cost?
It is free of charge.

Where to apply and what to bring?
The application must be made to Agenzia delle Entrate (Italian Inland Revenue) by filling out this form
See Instruction guidelines.

Documentation required:

  • Eu citizens must show a valid Passport or another ID document (for verification).
  • Non Eu citizens must show a valid Passport and Visa (for verification), Copy of passport (with the personal data and copy of the visa).

How to apply?
Application form along with the documents required can be sent by email or handed in directly to Agenzia Entrate. Please visit the webpage Addresses. 





Things to know

The tax number may be issued also by Italian Consulates abroad. Please check the Consulate website in the country you reside to get more information.

To be valid the tax number must be issued by Agenzia delle Entrate or by Italian Embassy/Consulate. 


If you are coming with family members (minors) and they need to apply for tax identification code, please make sure to have with you also documents issued by the competent authority about you family status that should be translated in Italian (this can be done also in Italy at the local Courthouse) or in original language provided that it shows the apostillae.