Tax identification code (Codice Fiscale in Italian) is a code made up of letters and numbers on the basis of your first name, family name, date and place of birth. It is a very important document, used by the Public Administration, to identify the citizens living in Italy. Codice Fiscale is necessary in order to apply for residence permit, to open a bank account, to enter into a tenancy agreement, to receive the payment of a scholarship, to earn a salary and carry out other procedures/activities. All those living in Italy need to have their own.
You can obtain your Italian Tax Identification Code in one of the local Offices of the Agenzia delle Entrate.