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Italian tax code (Codice Fiscale)

The Italian tax code (Codice Fiscale), which is the citizen’s means of identification in relations with Italian authorities and public administrations, is issued by the Agenzia delle Entrate (Italian Inland Revenue Agency).

This consular office issues the Codice Fiscale only in paper format, the request for the plastic card must be indicated in the request.

Requests may be submitted by Italian or foreign citizens by e-mail, to, attaching:

  • the request FORM correctly filled in and signed;
  • copy of valid passport;
  • in the case of a request on behalf of a minor, in addition to the above-mentioned documents, the identity documents and tax codes of both parents must be presented;
  • foreign students going to study in Italy must also attach appropriate documentation (rental contract) proving the need for a tax code prior to arrival in Italy.

The applicant will receive the paper Certificate of Attribution of the Fiscal Code by email, normally within a week of receiving the request, provided that the request is compliant.

The plastic card, if requested, will be given to the applicant once it has been delivered by the Revenue Office.

Foreign students coming to study in Italy will only receive the paper Certificate of Attribution of Fiscal Code by e-mail. Once they arrive in Italy, they will have to request the plastic card directly from the Agenzia delle Entrate.


You can download the Tax Code application form on the dedicated page.