• RED/EST

    RED/EST

    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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Pensions

    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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  • Consulate

    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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Proof of Life 2018

The 2018 Proof of Life campaign will commence on the 19th March 2018 and will end on the 3rd July 2018. CitiBank will then 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

Through CITI's Agent Portal which INAS has access to, you no longer need to mail it to the designated P.O. Box in UK. Giving you immediate comfort and assurance that the Proof of Life information or certificate has been received and is being processed.

Who can authenticate my Life Certificate Form?

The Life Certificate Form may be authenticated by an official from the Italian Consulate/Italian Embassy, or alternatively by a public official recognised by the legislation of your country of residence.

VALIDWITNESS CATEGORY
City Council Municipality / Taxation Office/ Pension Insurance / Citizens Registry
Commonwealth Court / Law Court / Lawyer / Solicitor Judge/Magistrate /Lawyer/Justice of Peace /Member of Parliament
Commissioner for Declarations / for Oaths / for taking Affidavits Commissioner
Italian Embassy / Italian Consulate / Consular Correspondent Embassy / Consulate
Justice of the Peace (no stamp acceptable to google JP register) Judge/Magistrate /Lawyer/Justice of the Peace /Member of Parliament
Local Court / Magistrates Court Municipality / Taxation Office/ Pension Insurance / Citizens Registry
Notary Public / Magistrate / Legal Practitioner Municipality / Taxation Office/ Pension Insurance / Citizens Registry
Department of Human Services / Centrelink Municipality / Taxation Office/ Pension Insurance / Citizens Registry
Police Officer Police

What supporting documentation do I need to include?

CITI also asks that you provide ONE of the following documents:

a photocopy of a valid photo-identity document such as a passport, identity card or drivers licence (documents will not be returned).

Number for contacting CITI for assistence from Australia 1800 016798