Tax identification number

The Tax Identification Number (Codice Fiscale) is an identification document necessary in any relation between citizens and public administrations.It is necessary to open a bank or a postal account and to enrol in the National Health Service, as well as it must be shown during the enrolment process. It is also required to lodge at the Halls of Residence managed by the Regional Education Agency (A.R.D.S.U.) All students have to apply for this tax code and then return a copy of it to the International Relations Office.

To be granted a tax identification number, foreign citizens must present a valid document (if EU citizens) and a residence permit (if non-EU citizens) at the local office of the Agenzia delle Entrate, the Italian Revenue Agency.

Non-resident individuals who need to obtain a tax code can apply for it to the Italian consular authorities in the country of residence. It is issued through the computerized link with the Italian Revenue Agency and a certificate is given to the applicant or can submit the request personally to any territorial office of the Revenue Agency.

At the moment of the application, a valid identity card of the applicant must be presented. The documentation, as well as to prove the identity of the subject, must prove the legitimacy of the presence of the subject in Italy. At the moment of the request, the Revenue Office issues a certificate of attribution.

At the Agency you should produce the following documents:

  • application for a tax code Form AA4/8 Editable version – Modello AA4/8 Editabile (en version to be fill in) (please read carefully the instructions on how to fill this form).
  • the identity document (EU citizens) or, in case of non-EU citizens, the passport, with visa (if any), or other documents valid for the Italian authority plus the identity certification issued by the  home country Consulate or Embassy in Italy (with a passport photo). Non‐UE students are also required to produce the permit of stay (permesso di soggiorno) or the receipt. 

Your “Codice Fiscale” should be issued in real time

Agenzia Entrate Potenza

Agenzia Entrate Matera