Business owners who want to register a company in Italy
must make an application to Italian Business Register
belonging to the Chamber of Commerce
. The register has a provincial jurisdiction, meaning that an Office exists at each Chamber of Commerce in the country.
The Italian Business Register
stores and manages information about each company incorporated in Italy
. Companies in all business sectors are registered here, including Italian branches
. The main information that is recorded about each company includes:
- the incorporation documents;
- amendments to the Articles of Association;
- cessation of business trading, liquidations, insolvency and others;
- the identity of the company shareholders and directors;
- the registered headquarters.
The Register has an essential role in the company incorporation process. It also aids the development of the companies, facilitates the company’s relation with other public companies and supervises the company’s activity so that the legal entity complies with all the legal requirements provided by the Italian law.
Registration with the Italian Business Register
All types of companies in Italy
can be registered at the Business Register. However, certain types of organizations, associations and public bodies are not required to register but must inform the R.E.A (Economic Administrative Index in Italy) when they perform economic activities.
The Business Register includes an ordinary section that includes partnership and corporations, cooperatives or foreign companies with a branch in Italy. The special section includes individual farmers (natural and legal persons), small businesses, simple partnerships and tradesmen.
Business owners who make an application to register a company in Italy
must submit the required form or forms along with other relevant documents like the Articles of Association, details about the company members and shareholders, the company’s VAT number
, the Social Security Administration registration, the Accident Insurance Office registration. Documents issued by the Italian tax authorities are also necessary.
When electronically filing the single notice the company must provide a valid email address. The company will receive the documents within one week after submitting the application. The notices, communications and receipts for filing will be sent electronically to the certified email address given by the company.
Our company registration specialists in Italy can help you throughout the company incorporation procedure.
Access to the Italian Business Register
All the information submitted to the Business Register is available to the public. The register offers both economic and legal information about the companies registered therein. By maintaining this comprehensive company database, the Italian Business Register allows for a free and transparent communication between Italian legal entities and the public.
Registered data about an Italian company
can be acquired online using the InfoCamere
portal or by requesting the information directly from one of the offices belonging to the Chamber of Commerce. The portal can be easily consulted by any individual or company in order to find out more about business partners or suppliers.
The portal can be used both by businesses, professionals in Italy and citizens who want to find out more about a potential employer. Those seeking to know more about a company registered in Italy have access to information including the company’s certificate of incorporation, the budget or balance sheet for the previous year and any procedures that are currently underway like company liquidation. Certain online services offered by the Business Register can be accesses without registration but the user will need to be registered to access most of the services.