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  • Moving to another EU country from the UK

    Published June 24th, 2015 by PSS International Removals
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    The expansion of the European Union over the last ten or 15 years has brought with it a significant shift in European attitudes towards emigration from the UK.
    Whereas most immigration in continental Europe has traditionally been focussed on lifestyle-rich countries like Italy, Spain, Portugal and France, the expansion of the EU has meant that many UK citizens interested in emigrating within the European Union as opposed to long-haul, especially those born in other EU countries, have moved where they can find employment.

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  • Municipal taxes concerning Italian properties

    Published June 23rd, 2015 by detulliolaw
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    Starting from year 2014, the new Municipal tax is called IUC (Single Municipal tax).
    It consists of three separate taxes, more specifically:

    - IMU: tax on possession of real estate assets. This does not apply anymore to properties where the owner sets his main residence.
    - TASI: is the tax financing the services provided by local administrations (such us public lighting, maintenance of roads etc). It is connected with possession, under any legal title, of Italian properties.
    - TARI: is the tax concerning waste management; This is due by any individual occupying or simply using a property which could potentially produce wastes.

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  • Calling Abroad

    Published June 12th, 2015 by Susie White
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    No matter where you are, if you need to call a foreign country, it’s pretty easy to understand you’ll need to add a country code. But if your mobile plan or landline contract limits the type of calls included, you might need to know which numbers are landlines and which are cellphones, otherwise you could find yourself a horrendous bill at the end of the month, or with no credit on your mobile phone.

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  • 5 fantastic things to do in Rome (on a shoestring budget!)

    Published June 9th, 2015 by ErinAbroad
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    Want to do the Italian couple but not spend a fortune? Check out these 5 fantastic things to do in Rome on a shoestring budget!

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  • Expat Spotlight: Martin Gani’s Top 3 Tips for Italy

    Published May 19th, 2015 by Martin Gani
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    I’m a British expat, I moved to Italy from London in 1985! I’ve been married to an Italian/Swiss national since 1990 and have always lived in Como, half a mile from the border with Switzerland. I do various jobs for a living: English teacher, translator, freelance journalist, editor, photographer; I have published hundreds of travel, arts and general interest articles accompanied by my photos in numerous magazines, mostly inflight magazines, I like the idea of my stories flying around the world.

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  • How to ensure your move goes smoothly

    Published May 13th, 2015 by PSS International Removals
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    Recent reports suggest that there are over 3.4 million British people living abroad, which is 7% of the overall British population. One of the major reasons for this is the weather. Roughly 1000 people leave the UK every day in search of sunnier climes and a higher standard of living. Of these 1000 people, over 40% are usually British citizens and most choose to relocate to either Australia, Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa, the US or UAE.
    Although the UK has some beautiful countryside and stunning coastlines throughout the country, the weather defines how often we get to enjoy the outdoors. Even during the summer, there is no guarantee that we’ll be able to visit our favourite beach due to either wind or rain often destroying our best-laid plans.

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  • Expat Spotlight: Jasmine's Top 3 Tips for Bergamo

    Published May 12th, 2015 by Jasmine
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    Jasmine is a born-and-raised second-generation Canadian on the Western part of Canada in Edmonton, Alberta. She studied Italian and Pharmacy at the University of Alberta and practiced for one year after graduating before hanging up her dispensing jacket and picking up her suitcases (and a one-way ticket to Italy). Jasmine moved to the beautiful city of Bergamo in Northern Italy in December 2013 for the age-old reason of love (her fiancé Massi is a born-and-raised bergamasco!) and at the ripe old age of 26. She, like every expat, is currently a self-proclaimed blogger and private conversational English teacher. In her spare time, she reads, paints, and writes about Italy.

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  • Money saving tips for your new country

    Published April 24th, 2015 by PSS International Removals
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    Need a change? A growing number of British citizens are looking outside of the UK for career and growth opportunities as well as somewhere to retire.

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  • Gondolas4All: Gondola rides in Venice accessible to all

    Published April 8th, 2015 by MARIE OHANESIAN NARDIN
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    Helping others bypass architectural barriers in Venice.

    Those who have visited Venice, or other historical centers throughout Italy, know how difficult it can be to get around town. Lugging suitcases and pulling strollers over bridges or perhaps touring about in a wheelchair can be trying, if not impossible. Yet, to have access to and freely move about is a right for all, and for persons with disabilities it’s a right sanctioned by the United Nations Organization.

    Still, when a person with disabilities dreams about riding in a gondola the realization of that desire is difficult and at times out of the question. Like all people who fall for Venice’s mystery and charm, those whose mobility requires the aid of a wheelchair...

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  • Expat Spotlight: Zuzi’s Top 3 Tips for Italy

    Published March 23rd, 2015 by ErinAbroad
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    Zuzi is a blogger and photographer from the Czech Republic. She moved to Italy in 2012 and shares her photos and stories on expatinitaly.com .


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