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Running a business in Italy / Re: Opportunity to obtain CELTA
« Last post by iggle piggle on April 03, 2017, 06:11:22 PM »
4 week full time course
Cost 1,880.00
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Running a business in Italy / Re: Opportunity to obtain CELTA
« Last post by levissima on April 03, 2017, 04:01:49 PM »
Any idea about the length of the course and the cost?
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Running a business in Italy / Re: Opportunity to obtain CELTA
« Last post by Tartufa on April 03, 2017, 02:48:04 PM »
That is good news indeed.  For anyone thinking of becoming an English teacher here, be aware that an online TEFL course may get you a piece of paper but it in no way prepares you to teach.  Do the proper CELTA and you won't regret it.
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Running a business in Italy / Opportunity to obtain CELTA
« Last post by iggle piggle on April 03, 2017, 11:44:06 AM »
For anyone who wants to teach English or already does and would like to obtain the CELTA qualification, Athena Docet Language School in Pescara are running the course in September.  It's a good opportunity, especially if you live in reasonable distance of Pescara as you won't have the additional costs of accommodation.  The school is located behind the train station and there is free parking opposite.

For further information, please contact:
Antonella Taraborrelli (MD of the language school)
085 42 14343
ataraborrelli@athenacongressi.it
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Running a business in Italy / Freelance English Teachers
« Last post by Tartufa on November 24, 2016, 06:53:45 PM »
There are essentially 3 types of mother-tongue English teachers here: Those who are employed under contract by a local language school, those who work from home 'al nero', and those who are freelancers with a Partita IVA. I'm in the third category and there are not many of us around. Just in the last week I have turned down two potentially lucrative contracts for 2107 - one with a business and another with an elementary school - both in L'Aquila. I'm fully booked and unless they pay travel expenses on top of the hourly rate then it's not worth my while to travel from Sulmona. Shame. There's a demand here definitely. I'm the only teacher in category 3 here in a town of 25,000 people. Anyone out there a freelancer in the L'Aquila area?  Do you want to join my network?
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Running a business in Italy / Re: Running a business in Italy
« Last post by fluffchops on June 04, 2016, 11:21:55 AM »
I'm in the reprocess of setting up a business here, and wondered if anyone has started a SaS or an Snc partnership here before who I could swap ideas with?
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Running a business in Italy / Re: Running a business in Italy
« Last post by Tartufa on May 25, 2016, 05:28:40 PM »
I think running a B&B (or having a holiday let as an additional source of income) is indeed a popular choice for people moving here.  Yes there are tax breaks for that one but an equal number of annoying rules like you can only operate for 9 months of the year and you can't employ anyone etc...  I think what's hard is trying to write a realistic business plan before coming as there are so many variables and hidden costs that you can't possibly know about until you are here and they smack you in the face.
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Running a business in Italy / Re: Running a business in Italy
« Last post by Vignaverde on May 25, 2016, 03:26:59 PM »
This is what you need to do to open a B&B in ABruzzo and comply with the law. (It translates well into English)

http://www.bed-and-breakfast.it/it/speciale/leggi-per-aprire-un-bed-and-breakfast-in-abruzzo
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Running a business in Italy / Re: Running a business in Italy
« Last post by Vignaverde on May 25, 2016, 03:22:05 PM »
Wish these people would interview the average Joe Blog who is thinking of moving here, maybe businesses who have an order for 40,000sqm of mosaic tiles may pay a little more tax! The figure about employing and it costing more than double does not sit right with what I see but again maybe its a different tax rate due to earnings. The other point about paying for your past tax and cureent tax is also done in the UK, it's called paying on account, the idea was that the government reduced the amount of time before they get taxes paid because if you timed it right before in the UK you could earn and not pay tax on it for almost 2 years now with the payment on account you pay your old tax bill plus towards your latest one.

I dare say that tax is a minefield here judging by the the complexity of simple things but many regions also have incentives such as Abruzzo has big big incentives for people opening B&B's here, as long as you sleep up to 10 people there are big tax deductions and you do not have to register for VAT. COnsidering this type of tourist business is what many look to do here I will have a scout around the internet and see if I can find some links. There are also huge grants to be had in certain circumstances if you are opening a tourist business we have done 2 just this year where we have received large sums towards restorations for clients. 
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Running a business in Italy / Re: Running a business in Italy
« Last post by Tartufa on May 25, 2016, 02:41:44 PM »
I highly recommend your local CAF (like a citizens advice but for money things) for help with your tax return.  I now have a commercialista who does both my Italian and US tax but my first year of being employed the CAF did my Italian one for me - very quickly and cheaply too. 
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