The 2021 water bonus has been extended also into this year. The new Budget Law includes the extension of the 2022 water bonus which extends the measure to water efficiency labours carried out in the current year Therefore, the request can also be submitted for work carried out by 31 December 2023.
What has changed with the 2022 water bonus?
Before the extension, the bonus provided a reimbursement of up to a maximum of € 1,000, credited directly to a current bank account, for the costs of replacing sinks, taps, ceramic sanitary ware and showers. However in 2023, the reimbursement will be in the form of a tax deduction.
Water bonus 2022 supplementary
This measure is accompanied along with the supplementary 2022 water bonus, another contribution valid at the regional level which is equivalent to the social water bonus and consists of a reimbursement of the water costs present in the bill. Families with an ISEE not exceeding € 8,265 and with an ISEE of up to € 20,000 for families with more than 4 dependent children can benefit from the contribution. The integration of the 2022 water bonus can already be collected at the Italian Post Office.
Requirements for obtaining the 2022 Water Bonus
The beneficiaries of the 2022 Water Bonus are adult citizens residing in Italy who have paid for water efficiency interventions using traceable means of payment. Furthermore, it is necessary to be the outright owner of the property, or title holder on existing buildings, or owners of personal rights on parts of existing buildings or individual real estate units.
What are the refundable jobs
As in the 2021 Water Bonus, the expenses incurred for the replacement of taps, shower heads and shower columns with limited water flow devices, replacement of ceramic sanitary fittings with reduced drainage and for the works of dismantling and decommissioning of pre-existing water systems. In particular:
- • the supply and installation of taps and appliances for controlling the flow of water with a flow rate equal to or less than 6 litres per minute for bathrooms and kitchens;
- • the supply and installation of shower heads and columns with water flow rates equal to or less than 9 litres per minute;
- • the supply and installation of ceramic sanitary bowls and basins with a maximum discharge volume equal to or less than 6 litres.
How to apply for the 2022 Water Bonus
The benefit can be requested by logging in with your SPID or CIE on the 2022 Water Bonus platform created by the Ministry of Ecological Transition. The request can be forwarded by attaching the documents relating to the property in question together with the cadastral identification, the invoice for the works with the applicant’s tax code and the amount of the expenditure incurred for the works carried out by 31 December 2023. Furthermore, given that it is not possible to combine the bonus with other concessions, it is necessary to prove that other bonuses have not been used for the same efficiency measures. For more information, you can consult the website of the Revenue Agency or MITE.