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The advantages of Tax Credit: how to get them

Modern accommodation facilities have tax concessions and can take advantage of the possibilities offered by technology. Hotel automation in this area is one of the main tools available to entrepreneurs in the hotel sector. Thanks to the combination of lighting systems, temperature management and safety, it is possible to offer experiences suited to guests’ needs. It is no coincidence that in the article dedicated to good practices to follow when designing a hotel room we identified one of the most important points in home automation.

Investing in home automation pays off not only with a view to building a quality offer, but also from an economic point of view thanks to the Tax Credit. Let’s find out what it is about.

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Advantages for investments in hotel automation.

The advantages of the tax credit are introduced by the decree-law n. 83 of 2014. Modified by the 2018 financial maneuver, in support of hotels, farmhouses and spas that carried out maintenance during 2018. The range of action of the measure is quite wide, and includes interventions of:

  • Building renovation
  • Elimination of architectural barriers
  • Increase in energy efficiency
Similarly, incentives are also included for the purchase of furniture and furnishings intended for the structures subject to the interventions. This area also includes elements capable of giving more character and security to their rooms, such as the REI doors that we described in a previous article.

Tax breaks

The advantages of the tax credit are represented by a tax credit that covers 65% of the expenses, enjoyed by the parties concerned in two equal annual installments. The benefit starts from the tax period following the one in which the interventions were carried out.

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Tax Credit interventions in favor of hotel automation.

Home automation for hotels is part of the subsidized investments of the Tax Credit, falling within the section dedicated to interventions to eliminate architectural barriers. As reported on the Confesecenti website (, the interventions for which the tax credit of 65% is envisaged are:

  • installation of home automation systems to remotely control the opening and closing of fixtures or solar screens.
  • replacement of finishes (floors, doors, external fixtures, plant terminals), the refurbishment or adaptation of technological systems (toilets, electrical systems, intercom systems, lift systems, home automation);

The range of action within which to intervene, therefore, is quite wide. Systems capable of remotely controlling fixtures are involved, but also a more generic voice linked to the adaptation of “technological systems”, which include those related to hotel automation.

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Legislative references for hotel automation

The reference site for Tax Credit and related facilities for home automation is that of Direzione Generale Turismo ( This page, in particular, includes references related to how the request is sent, as well as the dates on which it is possible to proceed.

By connecting to the main page of the Ministry for Cultural Heritage and Activities (, instead, it is possible to obtain information on the various initiatives and regulatory changes regarding tourism and the management of accommodation facilities.

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The time references for hotel automation interventions

The completion of the request to have access to the benefits for the installation of hotel home automation systems must take place in the following times:

  • exclusively from 10:00 on February 21 – to 16:00 on March 21, 2019

The date of the Click day, relating to the submission of the application, is instead set as follows:

  • exclusively from 10:00 on April 3 – to 16:00 on April 4, 2019
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An opportunity to be taken on the fly

It is necessary to specify once again that the 2019 Tax Credit refers only to expenses made in 2018. This is an opportunity that rewards forward-looking entrepreneurs, who have understood the potential of hotel automation.

Hotels and accommodations in general that do not believe in home automation are destined to lag behind in time. In order not to risk being overtaken by your competitors, you need to invest in technology. Contact Porte Italiane: we will be able to offer you the best home automation solutions for your hotel!

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