Recover ICI not paid by Church - ECJ

2016 verdict overturned, but IMU appeal rejected

(ANSA) - Milan, November 6 - The European Court of Justice on Tuesday ordered Italy to recover ICI property tax not paid by the Catholic Church.
    The ruling quashed a 2012 decision by the European Commission and an EU court sentence of 2016 that stated "the impossibility of recovering the aid because of organisational difficulties" with respect to non-commercial bodies like schools, clinics and hotels.
    The ECJ judges said these circumstances constituted "mere internal difficulties in Italy".
    They rejected, however, an appeal on another property tax, IMU.