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With support from IRIS Global Workforce Management, we’ll help to simplify Italian payroll and HR. With 88 in-country teams on-hand, we have been recognised and trusted as a global payroll and HR specialist, helping any overseas employees get paid on time, every time.

Understanding the complexities associated with payroll and HR in Italy can make you feel overwhelmed, especially where compliance is a top priority for globally expanding businesses. Differing laws, cultures and regulations can be complex to navigate. Our specialists are here to help.

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    Payroll in Italy  

    Work with us to eliminate the complexities of international payroll. We manage everything for you – from local pay to benefits. Your growing workforce deserves to be paid accurately and on-time, every time. 

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    HR in Italy  

    Companies with global employees trust our HR services to help them understand legislation and compliance. Our HR support is designed to get businesses thriving overseas.

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    Italian Employment Law Compliance

    Onboard your talent quicker and with a focus on compliance with our help. As an in-country specialist, we can help with contracts, policies, handbooks and more.

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    Global Payments Services

    We provide compliant, global payment services for your industry. We make your cross-border transfers cost-effective.  

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    Location Data

    Italy FlagItaly
    Europe (Southern Europe)
    Calling Code
    Timezone in Capital
    (europe/rome) 6:46 AM
    Euro (EUR)
    $1 = €0.92
    Main Language
    Other Business Languages
    English, Italian
    Tax Year Start
    1st January
    Tax Year Start
    31st December

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

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    Global Expansion in Italy

    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 is the international payroll and HR experts to help make sure your business remains compliant.

    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

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    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”).

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    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%.

    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.

    IRIS’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 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. 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.