The Italian Tax Code (“Codice Fiscale”) is a personal alphanumeric code (combination of numbers and letters) which identifies each individual person in Italy. This code is required when dealing with public offices and/or the public administration.
The “Codice Fiscale” is not compulsory. However, you need to obtain one in order to:
- Open a bank account
- Sign any contract (phone line, etc.)
- Register for the National Healthcare Service (SSN)
The correct procedure to apply for the Italian tax code is listed at this link. Students who are still in their home country can apply for a codice fiscale through the relevant Italian Consulate or Embassy.
Please note that exchange students are not given a codice fiscale by Bocconi University, and that the one generated automatically through the Bocconi application is invalid.
IMPORTANT: This information applies to Incoming Exchange Students Only