• 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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  • 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

    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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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.

According to the social security agreement, these periods of working life and residence in Australia can be added to the contributions made in Italy in order to arrive at the minimum requirement of 20 years for eligibility to the Italian Age and Disability pension. The Survivors Pension  is subject to the deceased pensioner's entitlement.

However, the minimum period of contribution in Italy is one year of actual employment.

Application for the Australian Pension requires 10 years of residence in Australia. The years of contributions in Italy are considered as periods of residence in Australia.

The Australian pension payment is calculated in a different manner if the applicant lives in Australia or outside Australia.