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The Tax Agencies (Revenue Agency, State Property Agency (Italian Version), Customs and Monopolies Agency) carry out technical and operational functions to assist the Ministry in providing information and assistance to taxpayers. They enjoy full autonomy both in terms of budgeting and internal organization. Their relationship with the MEF is set out in ad hoc agreements that establish intervention modalities (services, goals, and resources).

Revenue Agency

The Agency is responsible for tax revenue and revenue duties, specifically as regards their management, verification, and litigation. It provides assistance to taxpayers and oversees inspections and verifications aiming to fight tax evasion and non-compliance.

Responsibilities

The Agency is responsible for the following:

  • Managing and collecting direct taxes, V.A.T., and duties
  • Supporting the Ministry’s activities and collaborating with other tax agencies
  • Simplifying relations with the citizenry
  • Managing tax litigation

Organization

The Revenue Agency is organized into central departments and local departments (Italian Version).

State Property Agency

The Agency is responsible for managing and rationalizing State property, and for managing assets seized from organized crime. It is responsible for providing working premises to public administrations and assesses the adequacy of real estate prices and rental fees.

Responsibilities

The Agency is responsible for the following:

  • Protecting public buildings and ensuring their proper use
  • Ensuring their profitability and promoting revenue generation
  • Coordinating all maintenance works in buildings used by the State administration
  • Ensuring their energy efficiency
  • Managing tangible and intangible assets, including companies, seized from organized crime

Organization

The Agency is organized into central structures (Italian Version) and regional departments (Italian Version).

Customs and Monopolies Agency

In its role as the customs authority, the Agency monitors, inspects, and verifies the circulation of goods, and is responsible for collecting V.A.T. and duties related to international trade. As the authority regulating monopolies, it ensures the legality and safety of gaming, and oversees the manufacturing and sale of tobacco products in order to ensure proper tax collection..

Responsibilities

The Agency is responsible for the following:

  • Managing customs services
  • Fighting tax evasion and tax offences
  • Regulating the gaming sector
  • Fighting illegal gambling
  • Collecting taxes and duties on tobacco products
  • Ensuring their compliance with national and European regulations

Organization

The Agency is organized into a Customs Department (Italian Version) and a Monopolies Department (Italian Version).

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