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Factsheet for measure IT-2022-39/3088 – Updated – measures in Italy
|Country||Italy , applies nationwide|
|Time period||Temporary, 23 September 2022 – 30 June 2023|
|Context||War in Ukraine|
|Type||Legislations or other statutory regulations|
Supporting businesses to stay afloat
– Direct subsidies (full or partial)
|Author||Alessandro Smilari (Fondazione Giacomo Brodolini)|
|Measure added||19 February 2023 (updated 19 June 2023)|
Decree Law 144/2022, also known as the 'Decreti Aiuti Ter', provided for further measures to support the economy of households and businesses, following the two previous 'Decreti Aiuti'. This decree provides economic support to agricultural enterprises to mitigate high fuel prices. The Budget Law 2023, law n. 197/2022, extended this support for the first quarter of 2023.
An extraordinary subsidy (provided in the form of a tax credit) is envisaged for enterprises engaged in agricultural and fishing activities and for enterprises engaged in agro-mechanical activities. The planned contribution is 20% of the expenditure incurred for the purchase of fuel in the fourth quarter of the year 2022, proven through purchase invoices.
The Budget Law extended the tax credit equal to 20% of the expenditure incurred in the first quarter of 2023, for the purchase of fuel used for traction vehicles used in agricultural activities. In addition, fuel-related expenditures are also eligible for heating greenhouses and buildings used for animal husbandry.
No data available.
|Does not apply to workers||
Sector specific set of companies
||Does not apply to citizens|
Social partners' role in designing the measure and form of involvement:
|Trade unions||Employers' organisations|
|Form||Not applicable||Not applicable|
Social partners' role in the implementation, monitoring and assessment phase:
No information about involvement.
No information available.
|Economic area||Sector (NACE level 2)|
|A - Agriculture, Forestry And Fishing||A1 Crop and animal production, hunting and related service activities|
|A2 Forestry and logging|
|A3 Fishing and aquaculture|
This case is not occupation-specific.
Eurofound (2023), Supporting the purchase of fuel for agricultural and fishing activities, measure IT-2022-39/3088 (measures in Italy), EU PolicyWatch, Dublin, https://static.eurofound.europa.eu/covid19db/cases/IT-2022-39_3088.html
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