Personal Tax Code

The “codice fiscale” is an alphanumeric code of 16 characters issued for free by the “Agenzia delle Entrate” (Revenue Agency) to identify Italian citizens and foreign residents.

You need to have your own “codice fiscale” to:

  • enrol to an Italian university
  • open a bank account
  • sign any type of contract (rental, phone line, …)
  • register at the National Healthcare Service (SSN)

Starting from 2014, international students can avoid requesting the “codice fiscale” personally at the local “Agenzia delle Entrate”. Thanks to a special agreement with the “Agenzia delle Entrate” to simplify the issue of tax codes, Politecnico di Milano can request the “codice fiscale” on behalf of its international students, in particular Exchange and Master of Science students. Should you need to address the “Agenzia delle Entrate” for any reason, you can find the contacts of the main offices below:

MILAN

All offices are open on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, and on Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm (Tickets available from 8:30 am)

CREMONA

Opening hours: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, and from 2 pm to 4 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 1 pm, Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (Tickets available from 8:00 am)

LECCO

Opening hours: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, and on Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm (Tickets available from 8:00 am)

MANTOVA

Opening hours: Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 am to 1 pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm, and from 2 pm to 3:30 pm, Friday from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm (Tickets available from 8:00 am)

PIACENZA

Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:45 am to 12:45 pm, Monday and Thursday also from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm

You must bring your passport. If you are from a non-EU country, you may be asked to show your residence permit receipt.
At the “Ufficio delle Entrate” you will be asked to fill in a specific form for the issue of your "codice fiscale". You’ll need to show you passport or other ID. Please make sure that your name is the same on every form and that it matches with what is written on your passport. Keep it in the same order and always use the same surname, if you have more than one.