Fiscal Policy

This Department follows the development of issues related to taxation, accounting and state aid at national, EU and international levels; it defines the Confederation’s policy in these areas by assessing and developing proposals that respond to the strategic input of the System and the members.

On a technical level, the Department analyses new regulations, practices and jurisprudence on corporate and employee income, indirect taxation, accounting standards, tax breaks and benefits, inspections, tax collection, penalties, litigations, state aid and international taxation.

Performing its activities, the Department liaises with all the relevant Institutions in the covered areas, both national and foreign (OECD, European Commission, Presidency of the Council, Ministries, etc.) and in particular with the branches of the Financial Administration (Ministry of Economy and Finance, Tax Agencies and other tax authorities).

The Department supports member Associations and companies by drafting in-depth documents (position papers, update notes, newsletters), organising working groups, thematic meetings and providing telephone and written advice The Department experts also provide in-house fiscal counselling services, contribute to the technical development of inter-disciplinary policies along with Confindustria’s entire structure (in Italy, in Brussels and abroad) and with stakeholders to which Confindustria is a party (Businesseurope, BIAC, OIC, etc.), and actively participate in inter-association tables, working groups and domestic and foreign think tanks.

Giulia Abruzzese

Giulia Abruzzese obtained a Master's degree in Law from Luiss Guido Carli University in Rome and the title of lawyer from the Bar Association of Rome. Since 2014, she has been working in the Fiscal Policy Area, primarily dealing with corporate taxation, tax incentives, tax penalties, and tax litigation. Previously, he gained professional experience in the field of legal representation and consultancy, respectively at the Italian Banking Association and at the international law firm Allen & Overy. She has participated in working groups with the Financial Administration and other national institutions for the analysis of tax legislation and the development of practical documents and legislative proposals. She was a member of the Tax Committee at BIAC. As an author of publications on tax matters, she teaches at the "Business Lawyer" Master's program at Il Sole 24 Ore and gives presentations at conferences and seminars on tax matters.
She has been directing the area since 2024.

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