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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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The "quattordicesima" payment is an additional amount which is paid once yearly, extra to the July pension instalment.

The entitlement to the additional amount is subject to having personal income not exceeding the limit of one and a half the minimum INPS annual payment.

The additional payment is subject to verifying income conditions, carried out by the RED/EST form, and it concerns age pensions, survivors, disability and supplementary pensions.

2017 payment

Pensioners with personal income within the monthly amount of 752.84 euro
(9,786.86​ annually or below 1.5 times the minimum ammount)

​Years of contributions Amount of the quattordicesima
​​​Employees Self Employed
​​up to 15 up to 18 ​437
​between 15 and 25 ​​between 18 and 28​ ​546
​25 and over ​​28 and over ​655


​​Pensioners with personal income between 752.85 and 1003.78 euro/monthly
 (including between 1.5 and 2 the minimum)
Years of contributions Amount of the quattordicesima
​​​Employees Self Employed
up to 15 up to 18 ​336
​between 15 and 25 ​​between 18 and 28​ ​420
​25 and over ​​28 and over ​504