In one of our articles we recommended 3 ways to limit the costs of household utilities. Today we are talking about another saving opportunity that comes directly from the State.
We are talking about the 2021 water bonus for which a contribution of €1,000 is envisaged for individuals, and €5,000 for commercial establishments, to be used by 31 December 2021. the 2021 Budget Law includes a bonus which was introduced on January 1 of this year. But let’s see specifically what it is and who can use it.
Who can benefit from the water bonus?
The The water bonus 2021, found in article 1 from paragraphs 61 to 65, provides €1,000 “for interventions to replace ceramic sanitary basins with new reduced-drain equipment and sanitary taps, shower heads and existing shower columns with new appliances to limit the water flow, in existing buildings, parts of existing buildings or single real estate units” as published in the Official Gazette.
Those who want to replace water flow devices with others that save water resources can benefit from the water bonus. The bonus is valid for:
- • the supply and installation of ceramic sanitary basins with a maximum discharge volume equal to or less than 6 litres and related discharge systems, including connected plumbing and masonry work, and the dismantling and disposal of existing systems,
- • the supply and installation of taps and mixers in bathrooms and kitchens, devices for controlling the flow of water with a flow rate equal to or less than 6 litres per minute, and shower heads and shower columns with water flow values equal to or less than 9 litres per minute, including any connected plumbing and masonry work and the dismantling and disposal of pre-existing systems.
A fundamental requirement to benefit from the 2021 water bonus is to be an Italian resident.
How much allowance is with the 2021 water bonus?
With the water bonus, for individuals it is possible to recover 50% of the expenses incurred, therefore €500 for a maximum of €1,000 of expenditure, while for commercial activities it goes up to €2,500 for a maximum of €5,000 of expenses.
In addition, the green light was also given to the 50% tax credit for the purchase and assembly of drinking water filtering systems. therefore €500 for a maximum of €1,000 of expenditure, while for commercial activities it goes up to €2,500 for a maximum of €5,000 of expenses. In addition, the green light was also given to the 50% tax credit for the purchase and assembly of drinking water filtering systems.
How to apply for the 2021 water bonus?
As stated on the website of the Revenue Agency or Agenzia delle Entrate: “The methods for obtaining the bonus will be defined by a decree of the Environmental Minister and the protection of the territory and the sea and to be issued within 60 days of the entry into force of the law of the 2021 budget”.