The codice fiscale is tax code that many foreigners may have to obtain to open a bank account, pay utilities, have a job, sign a lease, sign up for Italian healthcare, and even to buy some things online. This tax code is the equivalent of the American Social Security Number (SSN). While Italians receive their codice fiscale at birth, foreigners will need to visit the Agenzia Delle Entrate to get one. Like most bureaucratic tasks in Italy, the process of getting your tax code is not always easy. In this article I will walk you through the steps for how to get your codice fiscale.