Italy – economically strong in a wide range of industries

Strategically located for business success

Why Italy?

The “made in Italy” brand is one of the most iconic in the world. From pasta to Prada, Ferrari to Fellini, Brunello to Benetton the country is overflowing with globally recognised talent in many different industries. This includes sectors that are not traditionally considered Italian, for example the pharmaceutical industry.

Italy’s economic strength lies in its wide variety of small and medium sized family owned firms staffed by top quality, qualified professionals in industries that you may not at first associate with the country. Italy is among the top countries in the world for robotic and non-invasive surgery for example. Precision machinery, chemicals, nanotechnology and electronic goods are among its top exports.

Italy’s strategic position in the Mediterranean gives it easy access to southern, central and northern Europe and is an excellent location for product distribution.

The Italian economy attracts foreign investors however bureaucracy, including the country’s labour law is seen as a key barrier for some foreign investors.

Italy encourages foreign investment by offering foreign-owned entities the same incentives - such as subsidised loans, cash grants and tax credits – that are available to entities owned by Italian nationals.

The Italian government also grants financial assistance to foreign investors depending on the geographical location of the investment, the size of the investing company and the sector in which the company is investing.

Is Italy the place for your next strategic move?

Our core areas of expertise

TMF Group in Italy provides a one-stop shop for all of your compliance needs in the country. We can help you with everything from setting up the most appropriate type of entity, to on-going management, accounting, corporate secretarial, real estate, payroll and HR services; moreover a specialised team can help in all regulatory needs for financial intermediaries.

We work from the top level right down to the basics of compliance such as setting up compliance deadline schedules, exercising corporate health checks and helping your staff with visas and immigration. Whether you are starting out, enjoying business as usual or winding down, TMF Group's Italy office can help you through your company's entire life cycle.

Our specialist private equity team create and administer solutions that will provide for extended families, manage multiple and complex cross-border assets, navigate tax and regulatory requirements and plan for estate and business succession. We have one common goal: to create and maintain solutions that protect and enhance your assets.

Our in-country team of experts have the local knowledge and global reach to help you to do businesses with ease across borders.

Our full range of services include:

  • Accounting and tax services: we take care of local statutory bookkeeping, full consolidated accounts and management reporting to relevant local and international standards. We also help you manage your tax and reporting obligations.
  • Corporate secretarial services: we can take care of recurring compliance filings, manage routine corporate changes and retrieve any official corporate documents from official registries. 
  • Governance services: we help you stay compliant, manage your risk and stay on the right side of regulators and filling requirement for CRS, FATCA, KYC and BEPS related regulations.
  • HR and payroll services: we help you to hire the right people, apply and implement international policies in employment contracts and handbooks, and pay your staff in compliance with local law.
  • Private equity investment services: we support investment managers with bespoke back office solutions, administer complex international investment structures, and facilitate expansion and operating abroad.

Local services:

TMF Group in Italy provides a variety of high value services specifically addressed to local financial intermediaries in respect of the following areas:

  • Compliance and internal audit
  • Know Your Client and Anti Money Laundering (KYC and AML)

If you’d like to find out more about how TMF Group in Italy can help your business, please contact us.

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