Get the water bonus by replacing your taps with our low water consumption solutions

The 2022 Budget Law has extended the Water bonus to 2023.
The facility has been extended by two years but if the funding is 5 million euros for 2022, 1.5 million euros are foreseen for 2023.

WHO CAN IT BE REQUESTED FROM?
The benefit is intended for natural persons of age residing in Italy, owners of the home or holders of other real or personal rights of enjoyment, already registered at the date of submission of the application, for existing buildings and individual real estate units. But not only.

The water bonus can also be requested by tenants, who, however, must obtain the green light from the owner of the property. The declaration with which the owner certifies the will to use it must be attached to the application requesting the 2022 water bonus.

HOW TO APPLY FOR THE 2022 WATER BONUS?
It will soon be possible to apply for the 2022 water bonus by registering on the "Water bonus platform", accessible from the website of the Ministry of Ecological Transition.
To access the platform, a digital identity will be required, i.e. the Spid or the Electronic Identity Card.

Those who carried out the interventions in 2021 can submit applications for the water bonus from 1 January 2022.

Article updated on 19.01.2022

With the 2021 Appropriations Bill, the 2021 water bonus was approved which, with a view to low-consumption solutions and water waste reduction, represents a very important step in contributing to the environmental protection.

The water bonus provides a subsidy of € 1,000.00 to be used by 31/12/2021 for "replacement interventions of ceramic sanitary ware with new reduced-drain appliances and sanitary taps, shower heads and existing shower columns with new appliances to limit the water flow, on existing buildings, parts of existing buildings or single real estate units ".

The other relevant aspect consists in the fact that "The facility does not constitute taxable income of the beneficiary and is not relevant for the purposes of the equivalent economic situation indicator (ISEE)".

The possibility of obtaining this bonus is certainly an interesting tool also for installers, plumbers and designers who can encourage their customers to purchase low-consumption solutions.

The articles of the Ibath site that fall under the water bonus
The products on our site for which it is possible to request the water bonus are the following:
  • Bathroom taps and mixers
  • Shower heads and shower columns
Water bonus 2021
WHO CAN IT BE REQUESTED FROM?
The bonus is available to adults residing in Italy, holders of property rights or other real rights, as well as personal enjoyment rights already registered on the date of submission of the application, on existing buildings, parts of existing buildings or individual real estate units.
In the case of joint holders or holders of real or personal right of enjoyment, it is possible to request the bonus only upon declaration of communication to the owner / co-owner of the property of the will to use it, which must also be completed on the platform with the owner's data.

HOW MUCH IS THE BONUS AMOUNT?
Each beneficiary is granted a water bonus up to a maximum of 1,000 euros for the expenses actually incurred, duly documented from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2021.

WHICH INTERVENTIONS ARE ALLOWED?
It is possible to request the obtainment of the bonus for the following expenses:
  • the supply and installation of ceramic sanitary vessels with a maximum discharge volume equal to or less than 6 liters and related discharge systems, including connected plumbing and masonry works and the dismantling and disposal of pre-existing systems;
  • the supply and installation of taps and mixers for bathrooms and kitchens, including devices for controlling the flow of water with a flow rate equal to or less than 6 liters per minute, and shower heads and shower columns with equal water flow rates or less than 9 liters per minute, including any connected plumbing and masonry works and the dismantling and disposal of existing systems.

HOW TO REQUEST THE BONUS?
The beneficiaries submit an application by registering on a web application, called "Water bonus platform", accessible, after authentication, from the website of the Ministry of Ecological Transition, which will be made available within 60 days from the date of registration with the competent control bodies of the Ministerial Decree .
Interested parties, if they do not already have it, must request the attribution of the digital identity.
The identity of the beneficiaries, in relation to the data of the name, surname and tax code, is ascertained through SPID or through an Electronic Identity Card.
During the registration procedure, the beneficiary provides the necessary self-certification self-certification declarations:
  • name, surname, tax code of the beneficiary;
  • amount of expenditure incurred, for which reimbursement is requested;
  • quantity of the asset and specifications of the laying or installation;
  • technical specifications, for each item replaced by water flow limiting devices, as well as specification of the maximum water flow rate (in l / min) of the purchased product;
  • cadastral identification of the property (Municipality, Section, Urban Section, Sheet, Parcel, Subaltern) for which a request for reimbursement has been submitted;
  • declaration of not having benefited from other tax concessions for the supply, installation and installation of the same goods;
  • coordinates of the bank / postal current account (Iban) of the beneficiary to which the refund is to be credited;
  • indication of the legal title for which the bonus is requested (owner, joint holder, tenant, usufructuary, etc.);
  • certification of the applicant if not owner or co-owner, pursuant to Presidential Decree 445/2000, of the details of the contract from which it is entitled;
  • certification, pursuant to Presidential Decree 445/2000, of communication to the joint holder / owner, also identified with name, surname and tax code, of the will to benefit from the aforementioned bonus;
  • copy of the electronic invoice or of the commercial document showing the tax code of the applicant for the credit. For subjects not required to issue an electronic invoice, the issuance of an invoice or a commercial document, certifying the purchase of the asset, a copy of the bank or postal payment, documentation of the seller suitable for tracing the transaction to the specific purchased product, as per model available on the "Platform".

CAUSES OF REJECTION OR EXCLUSION
Refunds are excluded:
  • if the request is incorrect in the compilation, incomplete information and / or attachments;
  • if, following the checks, irregularities are found with respect to what has been declared;
  • exhaustion of allocated resources.

CONTACTS
For requests for information on the 2021 Water Bonus, you can contact the contact center at the email address: bonus.idrico@mite.gov.it or by calling the dedicated numbers (active from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 13:00) 06.5722.5367 and 06.5722.5390

Starting from 1 December it will be possible to call 800.090.545
Rome, 29 November 2021 - Starting from Wednesday 1 December, in order to respond to the numerous requests for information relating to the possibility of using the water bonus, the Ministry of Ecological Transition will make available to users a toll-free number for information. Interested citizens can therefore contact the number 800 090545 from Monday to Friday, from 8 to 15, for information support and any clarifications relating to the bonus request procedures, while waiting for the dedicated platform to be put online, through the which will be possible to proceed with the request for the bonus.


FAQ on the MiTE website

AS A RESIDING CHILD WITH PARENTS CAN I PURCHASE AND ASK FOR A REFUND?
No, it can only do so if the owner, even pro rata, of the property right or other real right, or personal right of enjoyment already registered on the date of submission of the application, on the property in which he resides with his parents. In the case of pro-quota ownership, the declaration of successful communication to the co-owner parent is required, of the desire to use it, which must be completed on the platform also with the latter's data.

DO THE ELIGIBLE EXPENSES ALSO CONCERN VAT?
Yes, the eligible expenses must be considered inclusive of VAT, as per invoice, or other commercial document for subjects not required to issue an invoice, transmitted via the platform.

WHICH VAT RATE SHOULD WE APPLY TO THE INVOICE?
The determination of the VAT rate is the responsibility of the supplier, or the person who issues the invoice based on the type of object of the purchase or service provided.

TO OBTAIN THE REFUND IS IT POSSIBLE TO PURCHASE THE SANITARY WARE AND TAPS ALSO ONLINE? IN THE CASE OF PURCHASING MATERIALS ON THE INTERNET, JUST ATTACH THE PURCHASE RECEIPT WHERE MY TAX CODE IS PRESENT, DO YOU NEED PAPER INVOICE, IS ELECTRONIC INVOICE REQUIRED?
There are no restrictions on the purchase methods, provided that the technical specifications can be obtained from the electronic invoice or other commercial document issued by the supplier (accompanied by documentation from the seller suitable for tracing the transaction to the specific product purchased, and which must be transmitted via the platform). of the product, of the laying and of the installation, or of all the expenses for which the reimbursement is requested together with the presentation of the application for disbursement of the water bonus.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THE COMPANY OR BETTER THE WORKERS WHO HAVE TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE NEW EQUIPMENT NEED PAYMENT BY BANK TRANSFER AND IF THE QUESTION WERE YES WHAT KIND OF BANK TRANSFER?
A copy of the electronic invoice or commercial document referred to in the decree of the Minister of Economy and Finance of 7 December 2016 in which the tax code of the person requesting the credit is reported must be attached to the request for reimbursement.
For subjects not required to send an electronic invoice, the issuance of an invoice or a commercial document, certifying the purchase of the asset, a copy of the bank or postal payment or through other payment systems provided for by article 23, is also considered valid. of the legislative decree 9 July 1997, n. 241 (1. Taxpayers may make available to the banks under the agreement pursuant to paragraph 2 the sums subject to the delegation also by means of debit, credit and prepaid cards, bank checks and bank drafts or through other payment systems. or in any case not payable, the granting of the proxy is considered not to have been made and the payment omitted. 2. The methods for making payments through the systems referred to in paragraph 1 are established with an agreement approved by decree of the Minister of Finance, in agreement with the Minister of the Treasury), accompanied by documentation from the seller suitable for tracing the transaction to the specific product purchased, as per the model available on the platform) of Legislative Decree 9 July 1997, n. 241, accompanied by documentation from the seller suitable for tracing the transaction to the specific product purchased.

I HAVE PURCHASED SOME HEALTHCARE WHICH HAVE THE REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY FOR THE WATER BONUS, BUT A COMMERCIAL DOCUMENT HAS BEEN ISSUED INSTEAD OF THE INVOICE. PAYMENT WAS MADE VIA CREDIT CARD. CAN I USE THE BONUS EVEN IF I DON'T HAVE THE INVOICE?
Yes, for subjects not required to send an electronic invoice, the issuance of an invoice or a commercial document, certifying the purchase of the asset, a copy of the bank or postal payment or through other payment systems provided for by the article 23 of the legislative decree 9 July 1997, n. 241 (1. Taxpayers may make available to the banks under the agreement pursuant to paragraph 2 the sums subject to the delegation also by means of debit, credit and prepaid cards, bank checks and bank drafts or through other payment systems. or in any case not payable, the granting of the proxy is considered not to have been made and the payment omitted. 2. The methods for making payments through the systems referred to in paragraph 1 are established with an agreement approved by decree of the Minister of Finance, in agreement with the Minister of the Treasury) accompanied by documentation from the seller suitable for tracing the transaction to the specific product purchased, as per the model available on the platform).

IS IT POSSIBLE TO ACCESS THE REFUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF MATERIALS ONLY, WHICH COMPLY WITH THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS INDICATED IN THE DECREE?
Yes.

IS THE SHOWER TRAY INCLUDED?
No, it is not among the eligible expenses, as reported in the Ministerial Decree 395/2021 in art. 3, paragraph 2 letter. a and b.

WHAT ARE THE SANITARY WAREHOUSES INCLUDED ALSO THE SINKS?
No, they are not among the eligible expenses, as reported in the Ministerial Decree 395/2021 in art. 3, paragraph 2 letter. a and b.

AS REGARDS THE WATER CAN YOU ALSO OBTAIN A REFUND FOR THE WASTE CASSETTE AND THE CONTROL PLATE?
Yes, for the cistern according to the technical characteristics referred to in Ministerial Decree 395/2021 art. 3, paragraph 2 letter. a and b.
No, for the flush plate.

YOU ASK IF THE REPLACEMENT OF AN EXISTING BATHTUB WITH SHOWER TRAY, WITH CONNECTED BUILDING AND FINISHING WORKS, CAN REACH THE FACILITATED INTERVENTIONS
No, it is not among the eligible expenses, as reported in the Ministerial Decree 395/2021 in art. 3, paragraph 2 letter. a and b., with the exception of shower heads and shower columns with water flow rates equal to or less than 9 liters per minute, including any connected plumbing and masonry works and the dismantling and disposal of pre-existing systems.

THE MANUFACTURERS ASK IF THE TECHNICAL DATA SHEET SHOULD HAVE ANY CONFORMITY AND BY WHOM IT SHOULD BE ISSUED.
Yes, as per the model downloadable on the website of the Ministry of Ecological Transition.

CAN THE PAYMENT BE MADE THROUGH TALKING BANK TRANSFER?
Yes, it can be done by talking bank transfer, in compliance with the provisions of the Ministerial Decree 395/2021, art. 4, paragraph 8.

CAN THE PAYMENT BE CASH?
No.

DO THE SUPPLY AND LAYING NECESSARILY HAVE TO BE INSIDE THE SAME INVOICE?
Not necessarily.

WILL IT BE POSSIBLE TO UPLOAD MORE INVOICES?
Yes, in compliance with the overall maximum admissibility limit of € 1,000.00.

HOW ARE THE TECHNICAL DATA SHEETS OF THEIR PRODUCTS SUFFICIENT?
Yes, subject to compliance with the provisions of art. 4 paragraph 8 of the Ministerial Decree 395/2021.

THE COHABITATING SPOUSE BUT NOT THE OWNER OF THE HOUSE USED AS A FAMILY HOUSE HAS THE RIGHT OF HOUSING IN VIRTUE ALSO OF THE MARRIED RELATIONSHIP; SO WHAT IS THE CONTRACT FROM WHICH THE RIGHT TO BENEFIT IS BETWEEN TO BE INDICATED IN THE PLATFORM? THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT OR THE TRANSFER OF RESIDENCE MADE IN THE MUNICIPALITY. OR OTHER ACT OR TITLE MUST BE INDICATED.
The cohabiting spouse must have a valid legal title (real law, including the right of residence established in accordance with the law, or by means of a will, usucapion or contract, for which the form of the public deed or private deed pursuant to article 1350 of the civil code, or personal right of enjoyment already registered at the date of submission of the application) resulting from public registers.

CAN THE CONTRIBUTION BE REQUIRED ON A NEW PROPERTY WITH PRELIMINARY PURCHASE REGISTERED?
No. The applicant-beneficiary must have a valid legal title (real right, or personal right of enjoyment already registered at the date of submission of the application) resulting from public registers, which cannot include the mere right to stipulate the final contract included in the preliminary purchase contract even if registered.

WHEN REFERRING TO THE "TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS, FOR EVERY GOOD REPLACED BY WATER FLOW LIMITING APPLIANCES, IN ADDITION TO THE MAXIMUM WATER FLOW (IN L / MIN) OF THE PURCHASED PRODUCT", WHAT MUST BE PROVIDED SPECIFICALLY?
Expenses are eligible - as certified by the supplier in the accounting documentation sent, possibly on the basis of the technical sheets issued by the manufacturer - for:
  • the supply and installation of ceramic sanitary vessels with a maximum discharge volume equal to or less than 6 liters and related discharge systems, including connected plumbing and masonry works and the dismantling and disposal of pre-existing systems;
  • the supply and installation of taps and mixers for bathrooms and kitchens, including devices for controlling the flow of water with a flow rate equal to or less than 6 liters per minute, and shower heads and shower columns with equal water flow rates or less than 9 liters per minute, including any connected plumbing and masonry works and the dismantling and disposal of existing systems.
The description of the goods indicated here must be considered mandatory and not exemplary.

DOES THE TERM "AND RELATED DRAIN SYSTEMS" MEAN THE WATER CASSETTE ONLY? AND ESPECIALLY MUST IT ALSO HAVE SPECIAL FEATURES?
Yes, but in compliance with the technical characteristics provided for by the Ministerial Decree 395/2021 art. 3, paragraph 2 letter. a and b.

THE TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS THAT MUST BE PROVIDED IN THE REFUND PROCEDURE WILL ONLY BE BY SELF-CERTIFICATION OR MUST BE SUPPORTED BY SPECIFIC DOCUMENTATION ISSUED BY THE SUPPLIER OF THE INSTALLED PRODUCT?
The technical specifications, if not present on the invoice, must be supported by specific documentation.

I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW IF THE BONUS CAN ALSO BE OBTAINED ON COMMERCIAL OR ARTISAN BUILDINGS.
Yes, as the aim pursued with the water bonus is the saving of water resources, regardless of the destination of the property.

IS THE COST OF TRANSPORTATION INCLUDED FOR PURCHASES MADE ONLINE?
No, the cost of transport for purchases made online must be considered excluded from the reimbursable expenses.

THE HOUSE IS IN PERCENTAGE OWNED BY MY MOTHER, DOES IT NECESSARY THAT THE BILLS FOR THE WORKS ARE HEADED TO HER?
The accounting documentation must be in the name of the applicant-beneficiary, who, on the date of submission of the application through the platform, must be in possession of a valid legal title, even if a minority share of the property right, accompanying the application of the declaration of communication to the co-owner, here for a majority share, of the property of the will to use it, which must be attached to the platform.

WHEN WILL IT BE POSSIBLE TO UPLOAD THE DOCUMENTATION ON THE PLATFORM?
Given that art. 1 paragraph 2 of the D.M. n. 395/2021, provides that the water bonus is recognized for expenses actually incurred from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2021, it will be possible to upload the documentation only starting from January 2022.
An official communication will follow on the MiTE website.

Sources
https://www.mite.gov.it/pagina/bonus-idrico-di-ultimazione-il-decreto
https://www.mite.gov.it/comunicati/bonus-idrico-mite-chiarimento-sulle-fonti-ufficiali-di-informazione

https://www.mite.gov.it/pagina/contatti-bonus-idrico-2021
https://www.mite.gov.it/pagina/faq-bonus-idrico-2021
https://www.mite.gov.it/notizie/bonus-idrico-mite-attiva-numero-verde-informazioni-agli-utenti
https://www.mite.gov.it/pagina/bonus-idrico-20-milioni-interventi-finalizzati-al-risparmio-delle-risorse-idriche
https://www.mite.gov.it/notizie/bonus-idrico-disponibile-online-versione-integrata-faq-e-modello-esercente


Article updated on 01.12.2021