Category: General Tax

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Jul2017
The Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) published on May 22 a backdated Circular on the implementation of Israel’s FATCA Agreement with the United States of America (Circular 3/2017 dated February 12, 2017). What is FATCA all about? Briefly, the US Congress enacted the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act ... 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

19

Jul2017
The world’s tax treaties have just undergone instant plastic surgery. Unfortunately, they aren’t as pretty as they used to be. One of the surgeons in attendance was the Israeli finance minister, Moshe Kahlon. It all happened on June 7 in Paris, when the OECD held a grand ... Read More

08

Jun2017
Once upon a time in Never Land, a high tax country, Old Macdonald Inc. (OMI) hit upon a way of converting carrots into 24 carat pure gold at minimal cost. Unable to believe its good fortune, OMI licenses this knowhow to its subsidiary company OMI Offshore Ltd in ... Read More

06

Apr2017
In most countries, taxpayers know when is their deadline for filing tax returns.  Not in Israel. Monthly Reporting Deadlines: Accountancy circles have recently been buzzing with excitement and trepidation. Most businesses are required to file monthly/bimonthly tax and VAT returns by the 15th day after the end of each month or bimonthly ... Read More

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Mar2017

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26

Feb2017
They say confession is good for the soul. It is also good for the Treasury. Israeli tax law now requires disclosure of reportable actions, reportable opinions and reportable positions to the Israeli Tax Authority. On December 26, 2016 the Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) published the first batch of reportable positions – ... Read More

29

Jan2017
 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

28

Dec2016
The Knesset Finance Committee is working day and night debating, amending and approving tax measures in the latest budget bill. Below is an overview of what we know so far, according to announcements by the Knesset Finance Committee and the Israeli Tax Authority (ITA). They are not final, ... Read More

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