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Death tax

The death tax changes from town to town, there is no law on the funeral business. Each municipality asks for a different amount of money for the cremation of the corpse, the funeral, and in some cases, even just to visit the body after the funeral.

In Italy, when it comes to tax, the constant is the payment but the amount or the cause of it will be known later. Even in the funeral, each municipality can ask the family for a variable amount of money for the cremation of the corpse, for the funeral and even for visiting the loved one after the funeral.

This is the death tax. It’s a tax that must be paid to the municipality when a loved one dies and needs to be buried. It’s a right that every municipality has and it can be different for each administration. For example, the Municipality of Rome has established a dignified funeral authorization for a needy person at the expense of the Capitoline Administration, instead, all other citizens are required to pay about 250 Euro for the entrance of the coffin to the cemetery. Even the concession of a burial recess has a cost: in Latina, for example, the administration asks for 15 Euro a year, rising to 120 Euro in Bergamo and 131 in Parma.

Livorno, the special case.

Mayor Filippo Nogarin legislated the income of local citizenship for a total of 230mila Euro. It is financed by increasing the tariffs for the cremation of corps coming from out of the city, the amount goes from 15 to 100 Euro for the body.

Instead, in Vittorio Veneto …

A few years ago, a tax was introduced to keep an urn in the house, for a cost of 33 Euro plus the cost of two stamps.

Is there a death tax?

No. In Italy, there isn’t a death tax. For this reason, Stefano Vaccari, former senator of the PD, proposed a legal text that could discipline the funeral activity. The Bill provided a death tax for all municipalities within a duty of 30 Euro for each funeral.

The law has not been approved yet.

The former senator of the PD writes that:” There were programs considered more urgent”, as the case of vaccines for example.

Especially because …

“The resistance to this law was also expressed because the current situation is convenient for borderline companies,” because the proposal “aimed at the tax evasion,” says Vaccari.

We believe that the idea of ​​regulating the funeral activity by an organic law has not been put aside yet.

Sooner or later, the idea will be a reality.



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