Israel is a lot less taxing than it used to be - and a bit less than many other countries. Following is a summary of the Israeli rates and tax brackets for 2017.
The regular company tax rate is 24%
The regular dividend tax rate is 30%-33% for ... Read More
Israeli tax breaks for tech companies have just been clarified and extended, with effect from January 1, 2017, pursuant to Amendment 73 to the Law for the Encouragement of Capital Investments, 1959. It seems sure to further boost the Israeli economy.
The amendment comes in the wake ... Read More
The Children of Israel in Bible times sat in Succot and ate Manna from Heaven. Modern Israelis sit in air conditioned offices and receive shares (Meniot), share options and restricted share plans from their employers.
Below is an update regarding recent Israeli tax rulings relating to share ... Read More
One of the major tax concepts Israeli inherited from Britain is "control and management".If the business of a company is controlled and managed in Israel, the company will generally be Israeli resident and taxable on its worldwide income and gains for Israeli tax purposes. This corresponds to the ... Read More
The Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) has issued a draft circular that would improve the tax position of founders and key personnel of companies, especially in hitech, who agree to limitations, namely reverse resting shares or a holdback of exit consideration.
Typically, the continued work of these people ... Read More
One of the modern mysteries of our time is how to invoice and record international revenue sharing transactions under Israel's rigid bookkeeping tax regulations.
Fortunately, the Israeli Tax Authority has just come to the rescue with a tax ruling (number 3956/16) on "the price of a transaction ... Read More
An Israeli Court has just ruled, in the Kontera case, that an Israeli R&D company which bills a foreign related company on a cost plus basis must include the value of stock options in its operating costs (Kontera Technologies Ltd V. Tel-Aviv 3 Assessing Officer, Tax Appeals 40433-11-12 ... Read More
The Israeli tax Authority (ITA) and Swiss Finance Ministry signed on November 27 a declaration of intent regarding the exchange of information about financial accounts. The aim is to enhance cooperation regarding the supply of information, “egalitarian enforcement” of taxation in Israel, truthful tax payment and limit black ... Read More