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Is there cash assistance available? Who is eligible? How does someone apply?

Ukrainians who have received the status of temporary protection are entitled to financial assistance. Its amount is EUR 300 per month for each family member for a period of up to 3 months.

Parents of minor children can receive an additional payment of 150 euros per month for each child. For this, applicants must live in separate non-state housing for at least ten days a month.

Support is currently available from the Italian agency Assolavoro , in collaboration with the trade unions Nidil Cgil, Felsa Cisl and Uiltemp. The application can be submitted by Ukrainians who have obtained the status of temporary protection in the country. A one-time grant of 1,000 euros is paid after completing a basic Italian language course or a professional training course. During the training, people are reimbursed for their food and accommodation expenses and are entitled to a daily hourly wage of โ‚ฌ3.50/hour.

Provided social assistance:

โ€ข to pay for kindergarten (up to 150 euros);

โ€ข for obtaining an education - various categories of expenses, from the purchase of literature to the payment of university fees (within 200 euros);

โ€ข purchase of goods for a child up to 2 years old (800 euros);

โ€ข psychological assistance (up to 200 euros).

More information at .

Accoglienza&Lavoro is a project implemented by Assolavoro - the National Association of Employment Services in partnership with UNHCR - the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. Financial assistance in Italy .

New financial assistance to Ukrainians in Italy for children aged 3 and over (for educational materials, psychological assistance, purchase of items for babies).

The Italian government has increased financial assistance for children under the age of 21. Ukrainian refugees can also count on payments.

Who will the Italian government pay out aid to?

  • For families with under-age dependent children up to the age of 21, provided certain requirements are met;
  • For each dependent child with a disability, there is no age limit;
  • Child benefits will be available to Ukrainian refugees, in particular those who came to Italy after the outbreak of full-scale war and who have a residence permit for temporary protection;
  • Please note that refugees who have received โ‚ฌ150 for their children within three months can also apply for this assistance, as these are two different subsidies that are not linked to each other.

How do I get assistance for children in Italy?

In case you have already applied for Assegno unico e universale per i figli a carico (Unified and universal allowance for dependent children), you should contact the union to recalculate ISEE and the amount of aid.

The amount of aid varies according to the economic situation of the family unit, based on the ISEE in force at the time of application, taking into account the age and number of children and any situations of disability of the children. Source .

How do I set up a bank account?

Anyone legally staying in Italy has the right to open a Conto Corrente di Base. Itโ€™s available at all banks and Poste Italiane offices in Italy, and is intended to make banking services available to those who can't afford usual banking fees. To open a conto di base you will most likely need to make an appointment with one of the banks or the Poste Italiane offices in your area. The procedure may vary from bank to bank, that is why it's a good idea to visit the branch to ask for more information. When you go to the bank or the post office, you must bring along with you the following documents:

  • A valid permesso di soggiorno;
  • Codice fiscale;
  • A valid identity document.

Learn more about how to open a Conto corrente di base at .

How do I withdraw cash or exchange my currencies?

You can withdraw cash at any bank and in ATMs in the city. Popular banks: Intesa Sanpaolo, Unicredit.

How do I pay taxes in a country?

If you live in Italy for less than 6 months, you will be liable only for the income earned in the country. There could be many cases:

  • Business income from a resident company in Italy;
  • Pension sourced from Italy;
  • Income coming from Italian patent or trademark. In this case it should be paid by the Italian state or Italian residents;
  • Italian financial income and capital gains;
  • Income from an Italian employment contract, or freelancerโ€™s activity.

If you are employed in Italy, you do not have other sources of income, and you do not claim any tax deductible item, you should not worry about filing your tax return. Income tax is withheld monthly by your employer in your payslip.

You can find more information here .

If I already work remotely, how should I pay my taxes?

In general, if you're working remotely you'll only have to file and pay income taxes in the state where you live. However, in some cases, you may be required to file tax returns in two different states. This depends on your particular situation, the company you work for, and the tax laws of the states involved. Please, seek independent advice for your specific case.

How to avoid double taxation?

In Italy, Ukrainian refugees automatically become tax residents if they have been registered for more than 183 days in the register of permanent residents of Italy and the center of vital interests.

There is an ingenious, but not perfect, solution โ€” to prove to the tax authority of the state in which the citizen does not plan to pay taxes that he is a resident of another country where he fulfills this duty.

A natural person has such a right, as Ukraine has valid conventions and treaties on the avoidance of double taxation with 73 countries of the world. Among them are almost all European countries, as well as the USA and Canada. According to these conventions, Ukrainians who pay taxes in Ukraine have the right to avoid taxation in the country of residence.

If such a situation arises in which a citizen falls under the criteria of a tax resident of Ukraine and at the same time another state defines him as its resident, he has the right to contact the tax authorities of the country of residence and make a request to the Ukrainian tax authorities to confirm that he pays taxes.

That is, in order to prevent double taxation, it is necessary to determine the resident status of an individual and, if necessary, obtain a document that will confirm it. But this may require the help of specialists - tax consultants or lawyers. Specialists advise in advance to collect evidence of the presence of a center of economic interests in Ukraine (if you plan to pay taxes only in Ukraine).

Among them may be:

  • certificate of payment of taxes in Ukraine;
  • certificate of tax resident of Ukraine (soon to be available in electronic form);
  • actual place of registration in Ukraine;
  • evidence of the presence of an individual entrepreneur registered in Ukraine (registration documents and tax declarations);
  • certificates of current accounts in Ukrainian banks;
  • certificates about the child's attendance at educational institutions in Ukraine;
  • receipts for the payment of utility bills.

If a citizen of Ukraine is recognized as a resident of Ukraine, but paid taxes in another country, the taxes paid can be credited in Ukraine. But if a person does not meet the criteria of a resident of Ukraine, it allows to change the tax resident status and consider another country as the place of tax payment.

It is important to check the registration of a natural person as a subject of entrepreneurial activity in the Unified State Register. Even if the activity has not been carried out for a long time, but the registration has not been terminated, this is a criterion for recognizing a person as a resident of Ukraine, which is accompanied by the obligation to pay taxes on income received abroad in Ukraine.

Being a citizen of Ukraine, but a tax NON-resident, you will still have to pay taxes in Ukraine for some types of income:

  • when receiving inheritance and gifts from persons who are not relatives of the 1st and 2nd degrees of kinship;
  • when receiving an investment profit;
  • when selling/leasing immovable and movable property to a natural person.

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How can I send money back to Ukraine?

You can transfer money from Italy to Ukraine via an international transfer or money transfer at a corresponding provider or a bank.

For an international transfer at the bank you have to fill out a special form and usually pay fees. Other special money transfer providers (e.g. Western Union, Moneygram, Wise, Revolut, Paypal) are often a cheaper and faster alternative.