The “Codice fiscale” is a 16-character alphanumeric code issued for free by the “Agenzia delle Entrate” (Revenue Agency). It serves to identify both Italian citizens and foreign residents. Having your own “codice fiscale” is essential for various purposes, including:

  1. Opening a bank account
  2. Signing any type of contract (rental, phone line, etc.)
  3. Registering at the National Healthcare Service (SSN)

You can obtain your tax code by reaching out to the Italian Representative in your country of residence. Additionally, there is a new agreement between Politecnico di Milano and Agenzia delle Entrate for specific student categories. For details on obtaining your tax code through this agreement, please contact your reference office.

If you are already residing in Italy, you can directly approach Agenzia delle Entrate by scheduling an appointment.