Do I need a TV licence in Italy? It’s a question we often get asked, especially by ex-pats living in Puglia, or anywhere in Italy. Many mistakenly believe that, because they don’t watch, Italian television they don’t need a licence. The simple answer is that just about anyone who owns a TV set needs a TV licence. It makes no difference even if you don’t have a television, if you own any device that is capable of receiving television then you must pay the licence fee. And it’s more important now than ever make sure you have paid the licence fee. Why? Because those that should have paid and have not are risking fines of up to 600 € from the Agenzia delle Entrate.
You may wonder how you will be caught out. It’s simple, it is the responsibility of your electricity supplier to collect the 90 € per annum payment by adding 18 € to five of your six electricity bills. If the electricity supplier does not collect the TV licence payments from you and does not report the non-payment to the Agenzia delle Entrate they risk incurring a fine of 30 euros for each and every failure. You can be sure that any non-payments will be reported.
However, there are exceptions, some people are exempt from having to pay the television licence fee. Those who are eligible can self-certify to gain exemption from having to pay. If you are not exempt, check to see if the TV licence payments are being added to your electricity bill, If not, you have until January 31st 2021 to make the 90 euro payment. You can do this using the form F24, information and example forms here.
Source : proiezionidiborsa.it (Italiano)
Who is exempt from paying the Italian TV Licence?
Anyone who suffers a serious disability.
Those aged 75 and over with an income of less than 8000 €.
In order to benefit from the exemption, you must make a request to the tax authority.
If you are entitled to an exemption but have already paid for the TV licence you can request a refund from the tax authority.
Source : Proiezionidiborsa.it (Italiano)