TN 17 (06-97)
RS 02001.085 Certificates of Coverage Under the U.S. - Italian Agreement
A. POLICY - GENERAL
Certificates of coverage are the forms that SSA and the Italian authorities issue to workers who would otherwise have to pay Social Security taxes to both countries on the same earnings. A certificate of coverage issued by one country serves as proof that the worker named on the certificate is:
Certificates of coverage should be requested by the employer in cases of employment or the worker in cases of self-employment.
B. POLICY - ISSUING AGENCY
1. United States Coverage
SSA's Office of International Policy (OIP) issues certificates of U.S. coverage.
2. Italian Coverage
The provincial office of the Istituto Nazionale della Previdenza Sociale (INPS) in the province where the Italian employer or self-employment activity is located issues certificates of Italian coverage.