Category: Israeli Corporate Tax Planning

24

Oct2017
Information Exchange Gathers Pace The first wave of automatic Common Reporting Standard (CRS) information exchanges has just begun between 49 countries. This is according to an OECD announcement on September 15. The 49 countries include Argentina, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, BVI, Cayman Islands, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, ... Read More

24

Oct2017
Israel amends all 56 tax treaties In 2018, Israel’s 56 tax treaties may be amended in one go after signing on June 7, 2017 the OECD multilateral instrument (MLI) to implement tax treaty-related measures to prevent base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS). BEPS is the OECD program ... Read More

04

Oct2017
President Trump and the Republican party issued a tax reform “framework” plan on September 27. It’s only 9 pages long so we don’t yet have full details and it has yet to be enacted. Given that, what’s in store for US businesses, US Olim, and everyone else?... Read More

27

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

27

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

11

Sep2017
Leon Harris The Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) reports that it sent its ace team of bookkeeping examiners to Ben Gurion airport in the early hours of July 25 to check out the taxi drivers, and made a startling discovery.  Not one of the drivers checked accurately recorded ... Read More

11

Sep2017
Leon Harris The Israeli Supreme Court, sitting as the High Court of Justice (Bagatz), issued a landmark decision on August 6 cancelling the controversial new multi home tax (Bagatz 10042/16 et al). This was for procedural reasons due to a serious defect in the way the tax was hastily enacted as part ... Read More

19

Jul2017
The recent G20 summit in Hamburg last weekend wasn’t only about North Korea and Syria. The G20 also reaffirmed their commitment to create a globally fair modern international tax system. A report by the OECD to the G20 leaders before the summit sheds light on which companies with ... Read More

19

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

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