codice fiscale

How to get the tax identification number  (Codice Fiscale)

The tax ID number or code (Codice Fiscale often abbreviated C.F.) is a fiscal identification code, comprised of letters and numbers taken from your personal details, that identifies citizens when dealing with Italian public Authorities and other Administrations. It is required in Italy for all sorts of procedures (e.g. applying for a resident permit, opening a bank account, applying for the National Health Service card, renting a flat, buying a mobile phone SIM card, etc.).

Option 1:  you can request it online ahead of time (recommended)  if you are a EU citizen . Please follow the instructions you can download here

Codice Fiscale request form EN

Codice Fiscale request form FR

Codice Fiscale request form ES

PLEASE NOTE: print the form and sign it by hand then make a high quality scan (NOT a wonky, badly-lit photo with your phone!) and send it back to the Agency. We suggest you use the Adobe Scan free app on your phone or tablet or any other scanning app of your choice to do this at your convenience and no cost. 

Option 2: (the only one available to non-EU citizens) The request may be submitted personally to any local tax office branch of the Italian Revenue Agency  (Agenzia delle Entrate
Direzione Provinciale di FIRENZE
Via Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, 23
50129 - FIRENZE
Hours: Mon-Fri. 8.30-12.45 | Tue-Wed-Thu. 14.15-16.00 
Ph: 055-4787111
E-mail: dp.firenze(AT)

The tax code is issued immediately and free of charge. It is necessary to complete the AA4/8 form

 EU/EEA citizens must bring a valid passport or another form of ID; non EU/EEA citizens must bring the passport with a valid visa (if requested) and a copy of it (clearly showing personal data and visa) and/or the residence permit.

Alternatively, it is possible to apply for the tax code to the  Italian consular authorities in the country of residence.

For further information, please visit the Agenzia delle Entrate website.


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