• Double Taxation

    Double Taxation

    Australia has a taxation treaty with Italy to prevent double taxation by enforcing their respective taxation laws. As part of the agreements, an Italian resident in Australia, who receives income from Italy can request the Italian taxation authorities to reduce their witholding tax or to exempt them from paying tax. They can do this by lodging a tax relief form or a certificate of residency. INAS patronato assists the pensioner to check if their Italian pension is exempt tax or assists them to require a certificate of residency in order to apply for exemption.

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  • Consulate


    Patronato INAS does not handle Consular business, nor are they competent in these matters. However it offers an information service and assistance for applications to be lodged with the Consular offices, such as, Italian tax file numbers, AIRE variations and booking appointments.

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    By law INPS is responsabile to verify the annual income of pensioners which could influence the entitlement or the rate of pension, including income earned overseas, heace the obligation of lodging the RED/EST statement.

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  • Pensions


    Italy has signed a bilateral convention of social security with Australia which came into effect on 23 April 1986.

    • This agreement is applied to all workers, irrespective of their citizenship, as well as that of dependent family members and survivors, who can show evidence of periods of contributions in Italy and periods of residence in Australia.

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  • Proof of Life

    Proof of Life

    The 2018 Proof of Life campaign will start on the 19th March 2017 and it will end on 3rd July  2018. CITI will send Proof of Life forms to pensioners' domicile. Please note that some pensioners have been excluded by INPS from the 2018 campaign.

    We encourage you to contact your local Patronato in order to have your completed Proof of Life form submitted electronically

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Unemployment Subsidy from Repatriation

By virtue of the law 25.07. 75 no. 402, Italian citizens who have worked abroad, who have been unemployed, are entitled to the Unemployment Subsidy from Repatriation(Indennita’ di Disoccupazione da Rimpatrio).


 To access the service, the Italian worker who is unemployed must meet the following requirements: 

  • be repatriated within 180 days from the date of termination of the employment relationship; 

  • to have made the declaration of immediate availability to work within 30 days from the date of repatriation.

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Meeting INAS 2018

On 9 November 2018 the meeting of Patronato INAS CISL,vtitled "Proximity listening to the person", was conclude in Rome. The managers of INAS offices in Italy and the overseas took  part toghether with numerous guests, representatives of the political world, and the government, researchers and union members.

It was an appointment to highlight the importance of the patronato.  A reality which, in 2017 followed over 1,700,000 subscribers in Italy and 56,000 overseas (of which 901,000 women and 883,000 men mainly between 36-60 years of AGE) totalling 2,248,185 cases in Italy and 113,599 overseas.

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INPS Overpayments

There are several reasons which can cause wrong payments, among which an error by the institute but also fraud by the pensioner. INPS will take action to recover the debt on the basis of specific provisions of the law.

INPS mentions that the major causes of debts are registered in relation to payments connected to income, which, on the basis of the current legislation, are paid provisionally in advance according to the income records (therefore, on the basis on previous annuities) at the time in which the respective annual income to which it refers is verified, the institute is required to effect adjustments which can generate a debt (recover debt) or a credit (refund). In such cases recoveries are compulsory according to specific provisions of the legislation.

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