Category: General Business

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Nov2018
The Bank of Israel Bank Supervisory Department published draft new instructions to Israeli banks regarding checks required to ascertain whether money was properly taxed. In 2016 certain tax offenses were made “predicate offenses” under Israel’s anti money laundering rules, which Israeli banks administer. In other words Israeli banks ... Read More

19

Nov2018
Those that look ahead, get ahead. Business profits and taxes need to be monitored regularly, especially towards the tax year-end of December 31. Below is a starter list of planning tips to check out On The Business Side: First, a business plan. What are your goals and are you achieving them? What is ... Read More

15

Nov2018
Pension contributions are important in providing for our retirement years. Below is a brief overview of Israeli tax law rules for 2018. Types of Members The tax law distinguishes between “Privileged” and “Non-privileged” members of a provident fund, who may also be employed or self-employed. A privileged member is one who ... Read More

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Oct2018

Your Taxes: Faster Flips

October 22, 2018
In October 2018, the ITA published a new fast track procedure for cases where the shareholders of an Israeli company wish to flip it. That means putting a foreign parent company (“ParentCo”) above the Israeli company. This happens quite often, especially in the hitech sector. For example, a US ... Read More

22

Oct2018
The Israeli Tax Authority has just backed down on a problematic reportable tax position for certain investment funds. But the underlying tax exposure remains. What is a Reportable Tax Position? A reportable income tax position is a position contrary to a position published by the ITA by the end of the year concerned if the tax advantage exceeds NIS ... Read More

17

Sep2018
The Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) has issued a new generic Ruling allowing a streamlined procedure for B2B (business to business) e-commerce supplies by foreign businesses to Israeli businesses (Ruling 6369/18). The tax or lack thereof on e-commerce is a hot topic. On June 21 this year, the US Supreme ... Read More

17

Sep2018
Entrepreneurs across the start-up nation dream day and night about their multi-million dollar exit. Serial exiters know it isn’t so easy. Exit deals take on a life of their own, especially if you don’t plan ahead and build in some shock absorbers too. One of the reasons is ... Read More

26

Jul2018
In the start-up nation, many hitech employees enjoy share (stock) plans and share option plans. In May 2018 the Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) published a new batch of tax rulings which clarify Section 102 of the Income Tax Ordinance (ITO). What did the ITA say? Section 102 Section 102 ... Read More

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Jul2018
The Israeli Supreme Court has just ruled that a taxpayer cannot claim a foreign tax credit under the US-Israel tax treaty (Tel-Aviv 4 Assessing Officer vs. Gmul America Ltd, Civil Appeal 8934/16 of June 11, 2018). Double taxation and no tax treaty relief is not good for international trade and investment ... Read More

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Jun2018
The Israeli Supreme Court has just issued a judgment of interest to the Israeli hitech and industrial sectors and their employees (Kontera Technologies Ltd v Tel-Aviv 3 Assessing Office 943/16, Finisar Israel Ltd v Rehovot Assessing Officer 1728/16). Transfer Pricing in Israel: The Supreme Court handed down a ... Read More

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