TN 5 (08-94)
GN 01705.015 Coverage and Contributions Under the Italian System
In general, Italian Social Security covers all people who work in Italy. A general system administered by Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale (INPS) covers most workers in the private sector. Several special systems cover workers in specific occupational categories.
1. Compulsory contributions
Covered employees and their employers, as well as self-employed persons, make compulsory contributions which are based on a percentage of the worker's earnings.
2. Voluntary contributions
People who are not subject to compulsory contributions and who meet certain qualifying conditions may make voluntary contributions to the Italian system in order to build future benefit rights.