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What is meant by Investment gold?

Italpreziosi sells Investment Gold in compliance with the criteria expressed in Law 7/2000, paragraph 1, letter a): “investment gold, meaning gold in the form of a bar or wafer of weights accepted by the bullion market, but in any case greater than 1 gram, of a purity equal to or greater than 995 thousandths, whether or not represented by securities; gold coins of purity equal to or greater than 900 thousandths, minted after 1800, which have or have had legal tender status in the country of origin, normally sold at a price that does not exceed 80% of the value on the open market of the gold contained in them, included in the list drawn up by the European Commission and published annually in the Official Journal of the European Union, C series, as well as coins having the same characteristics, even if not included in the above list; the decree of the Minister of the Treasury, the Budget and the Economic Planning establishes the modalities for the transmission to the European Commission of information on the coins traded in the Italian State that meet the aforementioned criteria".

What types of products does Italpreziosi sell?

The products sold are visible on the page buy gold

Do Italpreziosi Products come with a certificate?

All investment gold bars coined are sold by Italpreziosi in a special PVC blister with an attached certificate of guarantee showing Weight, Purity and Alphanumeric Code. The cast bars are placed in boxes with a special slot for the guarantee certificate. All coins are inserted in plastic blister packs with an attached certificate of guarantee showing Weight, Purity and Alphanumeric Code

How can I proceed with the purchase?

You can consult the purchase procedure page: Procedure

If I go directly to your office, can I buy / sell the products?


at our office we can fix the price and complete all the registration procedures, by appointment. The delivery of the products will take place exclusively upon receipt of payment by bank transfer to our bank account, by appointment.


at our office you can deliver by appointment, the products to be sold and complete all registration procedures. Payment will be made only upon successful completion of the purity and weight checks.

Can I buy / sell your products through my bank?

Yes, if it is a bank participating in our Gold in the Bank programme. You can check it at the following link: Bank Gold

How can I pay?

Payments up to € 3000 can be made by credit card or bank transfer. For amounts over € 3000 payments must be made by bank transfer

What documents do I need to provide to be able to trade with Italpreziosi?

The data required for registration are:

  • Identity document (Identity Card, Passport)
  • Tax Code / VAT No.
  • Telephone number
  • Email address

What documents are to be signed when entering into transactions?

  • CGV(A): general conditions of sale (purchase), the contract that binds the parties
  • Order confirmation: document that summarises products, amounts, addresses and IBAN
  • Privacy Policy: Information pursuant to Art. 13 of Regulation (EU) no. 679/2016 ("GDPR")
  • Transport document: document justifying the transfer of goods between two subjects.

Find out the conditions of purchase and sale

What type of forwarder is used?

Italpreziosi uses an insured courier specialised in delivering values for amounts over € 3000.

Italpreziosi uses an insured courier non-specialised in delivering values, for amounts lower than € 3000.

Does the courier notify the delivery of the products?

For purchases over € 3000 the courier notifies by telephone indicating the expected delivery time.

How long does it take to deliver/collect?

The products will be delivered / collected within 15 days, as per the contract.

Can I resell my investment gold products?

Italpreziosi always buys back its products and non-Italpreziosi products that fall into the category of investment metals.

How can I proceed with the sale?

The sales procedure is available on the "sales procedure" page.

Are purchases of investment gold subject to VAT?

No. According to Council Directive 98/80/EC of 12 October 1998, purchases of Investment Gold pursuant to Law 7/2000 are not subject to the application of value added tax.

In terms of taxation, what are the taxes on gold purchases?

None. Gold purchases are neither subject to VAT nor to any other tax.

And as for the sale, what taxes do I have to pay?

At the time of drafting these notes, a substitute tax of 26.00% is payable on the capital gain eventually realised, which is paid in the tax return for the year in which the consideration is collected.

In the absence of the documentation of the purchase cost, the capital gains are determined equal to 25% of the consideration for the sale (article 68, paragraph 7, letter d of the TUIR).

A simple example, given below, allows you to better understand the taxation of capital gains generated by physical investment gold.

General criteria

  1. Documented purchase cost€ 35.000
  2. Documented sale price€ 50.000
  3. Taxable capital gain = B - A
    Tax due 26% of C
    € 15.000
    € 3.900

Criteria in the absence of documentation of the purchase cost

  1. Documented purchase costn.d.
  2. Documented sale price€ 50.000
  3. Taxable capital gain = B - A
    Tax due 26% of C
    € 12.500
    € 3.250

We would like to point out that the capital gains eventually achieved in the transaction in question, based on the provisions of art. 67, paragraph 1 letter c-ter of Presidential Decree 22 December 1986, no. 917, must be declared as different income in the annual income tax return.

What are the risks involved in investing in gold?

The risk factors are those intrinsic to the nature of the negotiated transactions the fluctuations deriving from the change in the market value of gold