Each domestic worker (caregiver – badante; housekeeper –colf) receives a net salary plus social security contributions which the employer pays every three months to INPS.
Such contributions don’t include the taxes which each worker has to pay in order to benefit from the services provided by the State through its public institutions (schools, hospitals, City Councils, etc).
According to Italian law, anyone who receives a salary in the country from subordinate and self-employed work must file income tax returns every year. This is a way of declaring to the State how much one has earned in a given year.
Each worker has to pay taxes depending on his/her income, according to the criteria established by the law. The higher you earn, the higher the taxes you pay.