Payroll and HR in Italy

Payroll and HR in Italy

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Business Language(s):English & Italian
Tax Year Dates:1st January – 31st December


With its broad economy, excellent geographical location and position in the EU, Italy offers a host of benefits to those looking to expand their business there.  Having one of the highest export rates in the world, it is known for its diverse sectors including tourism, raw mineral extraction and processing, textiles, car production and fashion. Italy is also the second largest manufacturer in Europe after Germany.

So, if you’re looking to expand your business internationally to Italy, you’ll want a knowledgeable payroll and HR expert by your side. With varying regional production taxes and renowned complex bureaucracy and regulations, IRIS FMP are the international payroll and HR experts to help make sure your business remains compliant.

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Details correct at time of publication. You should not rely on these details without first seeking professional international advice.

Employer Must-Dos

In Italy, the following reports must be submitted to strict deadlines:

  • Quarterly VAT Returns
  • Corporate income tax return
  • CUD – Declaration of Income and taxes paid
  • 770 – Declaration of withholdings made on behalf of employees


Payroll in Italy

What tax considerations are there?

In addition to income tax sitting at 5 different bands, there are also social security deductions for employees and corporate taxes to consider which must be paid by all resident companies. Regional production taxes (IRAP) also exist; these vary from region to region and are taxed at anywhere from 4-6%.

HR in Italy

What are the regular working hours in Italy?

The usual working hours in Italy are 9am – 6pm, however for those in management positions, it is commonplace to work later in the evening. In the public sector, working hours are usually Mon-Sat 8am-2pm, or if not Saturday, some afternoons may be worked.


The employer is entitled to terminate an employee’s employment contract in the case of a Justified Cause (“Giusta Causa”) or Justified Reason (“Giustificato Motivo”).

Want to know more?

If you would like to know more about international payroll and the implications and considerations that come along with it, download our free guide to international payroll today.

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IRIS FMP’s Italian Payroll and HR Solutions

Whether you’re looking for payroll and HR in Rome, Milan or anywhere on across the Italian Peninsula, IRIS FMP will be able to help. Thanks to the help and guidance of our in-country teams, your international payroll and HR headaches will be no more. Our solutions include but are not restricted to:

  • Italian Employment Contracts
  • Payroll Processing
  • Handling of social charges
  • Handling of payments (salaries & social charges)
  • Annual declarations (lodging, apprenticeship & training taxes for concerned companies)
  • Relations with social bodies
  • Regulatory Compliance
  • Tax and Labour Law Consulting
  • Assisting in payroll audit (or payroll department audit)
  • Handling of confidential payroll
  • Assistance in company restructuring plan
  • Assistance in implementation of procedures
  • Assistance with start-up (in link with lawyers)

Stay Compliant - Payroll and HR Services in Italy

If you need a global HR and payroll partner, look no further than IRIS FMP. We’re experts in Italian payroll and HR compliance, legislation and employment law - helping you to grow your business internationally. We’ll help give you peace of mind by dealing with the complexities while you get on with the important stuff.

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