Relocating to Italy is the dream of many people, but in order to make that dream a reality you will need expert advice and consultancy on a range of issues…
Setting up a business in Italy
Setting yourself up in business in Italy is not quite as simple as it is in the UK. You can’t just sit in front of the computer, register your business, start trading and then at the end of the year complete your tax return and send it to the HMRC. Going self employed will require an accountant to sort out your partita IVA and file all your returns for you.
One of the things I have found in Italy is that changes to both Italian and European laws tend to take a long time to be implemented
If you decide to set up an SRL then you will also need a notaio to register your company and exactly what it is you are going to be doing. If there is the possibility that your business will grow into other areas then you should include these from the start as you will have to pay to add them later.
One of the things I have found while living and working in Italy is that changes to both Italian and European laws tend to take a long time to be implemented so it is very important to find an accountant, solicitor, etc, who keep themselves up to date or you can easily find yourself missing out on new opportunities or being penalised by a non-existent law. However, with all that said, if you apply an honest, productive, efficient work ethic to your business you will certainly have an advantage over much of your local competition. Being clear and transparent when dealing with your customers, keeping them informed and delivering to agreed timescales is something that is rare in the current climate, especially here in the south.
Chris Myton, Puglia Pools,
Via Giovanni Giolitti, 8,
Martina Franca TA, Italy
+39 392 288 2775
Learn Italian in Italy living with your teacher’s family
I offer homestay and personalized Italian lessons to students of any age, in the wonderful lake area in the northwest of Italy. My guests would live as a member of the family for a week or longer. I am a friendly person who loves teaching her own language and taking foreign visitors sightseeing. I teach the language sitting at a table doing exercises, as well as going sightseeing, reading a newspaper or watching and discussing a film, all this according to the student’s preferences and level.
I always try to meet my guests’ interests – from museums to natural spots, from the lakes to the mountains
I can host a single student or a couple. You would be welcome to get involved in the family’s activities in order to have a full and pleasant immersion in the language and lifestyle. I always try to meet my guests’ interests: from museums to wonderful natural spots, from the lakes to the mountains, from wineries to outlets and meeting friends, all year round.
From the moment I pick you up at the airport you will only think about studying and enjoying your holiday, which I promise will be unforgettable!
Moving to Italy?
Make sure your money is in safe hands
If you are looking to move to Italy, fluctuating exchange rates might be the last thing on your mind. However, subtle differences in the value of currencies can make a huge impact on the amount you end up with when it comes to sending money overseas. When it comes to the currency markets, things can change over the course of just a few days.
To ensure you don’t end up getting hit in the pocket, your best bet is to use an FSA regulated foreign exchange company to help you transfer the funds.
Subtle differences in the value of currencies can make a huge impact on the amount you end up with when it comes to sending money overseas
This way you will be able to get access the best exchange rates available – much better than any rate you would be offered by a bank – and you will also be able to lock in a rate in advance to ensure that the currency markets don’t catch you out.
For further information about sending your money to Italy visit www.worldfirst.com
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