Category: General Business

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Nov2017
Israel has seen a wave of exit deals. Exits can be paid for with cash or shares of the acquirer, especially if the acquirer’s shares are publicly traded on a stock exchange – that is as good as cash isn’t it? Not if there is immediate tax to pay and ... Read More

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Oct2017
Are Bitcoins and Other Virtual Currencies Tax-Exempt? In 1964, the Dave Clark Five pop group raised room temperatures with their foot stomping hit “Bits and Pieces”. In 2017, the rise in bitcoin prices is again raising room temperatures. To add to the euphoria, some think there ... Read More

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Sep2017
In recent months we have witnessed several exit deals where Israeli hitech companies have been sold for a pretty penny. But suppose some of the consideration payable to the founders and key employees is held back and subject to staying on for a period as an employee ... Read More

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Sep2017
The Israeli Tax Authority published final instructions regarding Reverse Vesting shares on June 5 (Circular 5.2017. This will be of interest to many people in the Start-Up Nation. Until now, founders and key personnel holding 10% or more of a company seemed to miss out on the opportunity ... Read More

11

Sep2017
Leon Harris As part of the Israeli budget law for 2017 and 2018, the tax on dividends paid by companies to material shareholders was reduced to 25% in certain circumstances. But the deadline for doing so is October 1, 2017 The dividend tax change accompanies other ... Read More

19

Jul2017
If you buy the shares of an Israeli hitech company and think you are buying the technology too, think again.  The Israeli merger and acquisition (M&A) scene just took a turn for the worse. An Israeli Court has ruled that double Israeli tax applies if a purchaser ... Read More

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Mar2017

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Mar2017

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Dec2016
Israel has just passed tax incentives for renewable energy and the OECD has pronounced on finance for energy saving investment. This follows the Paris Agreement of December 2015, in which 195 countries adopted an action plan to avoid dangerous climate change by limiting global warming to below ... Read More

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Dec2016
 The Israeli tax Authority has just published a ruling which clarifies when zero rate VAT applies to medical tourism.  (Ruling 7369/16 of June 2, 2016)   The facts of the case: The Ruling addresses a generic situation in which an Israeli doctor, registered for Israeli VAT purpose as an ... Read More

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