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INPS – campaign to verify the existence of pensioners with an Italian pension only (updated: January 2022)
Years 2022-2023 – With reference to the payment of pensions in favor of pensioners residing here, we inform you that starting from the second half of September 2022, pensioners will receive the life certificate request form at Citibank homes, which must be returned to Citibank using the enclosed envelope along with a copy of your ID. Before being returned, the form must be countersigned by an “acceptable witness”, i.e. either by the Italian Consular Chancery or by a local Authority empowered to confirm existence.
This form must be returned to the bank by 12 January 2023. If the verification process is not completed within the set deadline, the payment of the February 2023 installment would be made in cash at Western Union agencies and, in the event of non-collection or failure to produce the certificate of existence by 19 February 2023, the payment of the pension will be suspended by the bank starting from the next installment in March 2023.
It is recalled that holders of an INPS pension treatment and a benefit paid by German and Swiss social security institutions (whose data are directly collected and communicated to INPS by the aforementioned institutions) will NO longer be required to provide proof of the existence in life.
On this occasion, we inform you that access to the Consular Chancellery (Hildebrandstrasse 1 – 10785 Berlin) is allowed, exceptionally, even without an appointment, for the verification of existence.
News 2021 IMU and TARI for retired AIRE members
From 1 January 2021, pursuant to art. 1, paragraph 48, of the law n. 178 of 30 December 2020 (2021 budget law), a reduction of 50% of the single municipal tax (IMU) is introduced for pensioners residing abroad and registered with AIRE (pension holders accrued under an international convention with Italy).
The reduction may concern only one property intended for residential use, owned as a property or usufruct. The same is granted on condition that the real estate unit owned is not leased or loaned for use.
As regards the payment of the tax on waste (TARI), the reduction of two thirds, already introduced previously, is confirmed.