do those who live abroad also pay?

Do Italians abroad pay the RAI license fee?


For Italians residing inestero however, payment of the RAI license fee.

As regards the payment of the RAI fee, it must also be supported by Italian citizens residing in a foreign country, by means of charge in the electricity bill.

The payment of the RAI fee it is due if the person residing in a foreign state has a television inside an apartment located in the Italian territory. The annual value of the rai fee amounts to 90.00 euros, which over time has become a tax due to the fact that you have a TV in your home.


If a citizen residing abroad owns a real estate in Italy, to which the residential electricity user is registered, it is assumed that it has a television, therefore it is required to pay the RAI fee.

Starting from 2016, the Italian legislator ordered the charge of the RAI fee in the electricity bill.
The same also applies to anyone residing abroad holder of the user.

The circumstance also for those who reside abroad to be is not excluded exempted from the payment of the RAI fee, providing the Revenue Agency with a substitutive declaration of non-detention, in which it is communicated that a TV is not available in the home in Italy.

Specifically, in the declaration it is necessary to fill in the frame A. The same has duration of one year, remembering that in the case of false statements criminal liability is incurred for the person making the declaration.

Furthermore, in order for the declaration to be valid, it is envisaged that in the houses, for which the declarant is the owner of the electricity, there must not be any television, not even on the part of the members of the registered family unit.

As well as for Italians, even for those residing abroad, if they are older than 75 years old, with an income not exceeding euro 8.000,00, you are exempted from paying the RAI fee, by submitting the relevant communication to the Revenue Agency.

The payment of the RAI fee is not due even in the hypothesis in which the apartment present in the Italian state does not appear to exist no connection of the energy current.


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