Category: Israeli Exempt Companies

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

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

22

Mar2017

22

Mar2017

14

Dec2016
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

23

Nov2015
Last Thursday November 19, the Knesset finally passed the budget for 2015-2016 after reportedly addressing thousands of objections. Two laws were passed – Amendment 207 to the Income tax Ordinance, and a so-called Economic Efficiency Law. We review some of the tax measures.   Not Enacted: First, which proposals were NOT passed?  A ... Read More

30

Sep2015
Leon Harris How many homes can an investor own and still qualify for lower tax rates for passive income in Israel? Until recently, it was generally assumed that rental income from a handful of homes – say 5 or 6 -  may be considered passive, but any more may result in the ... Read More

30

Sep2015
On July 22, the Israeli government published a Bill entitled "Proposed Law to Reduce the Use of Cash" in an effort to tackle the black economy. Some of the proposals are far-reaching as summarized below. What is Proposed? According to the Bill, "cash" means Israeli banknotes and coins, and foreign currency. According ... Read More

14

Apr2015
n April 2, the Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) published an aggressive draft Circular aimed at foreign online service companies. Main Issue: In the draft Circular, the ITA seeks to extend its jurisdiction and to start taxing foreign online service companies if their activities have an Israeli link. Currently, the generally accepted principle is ... Read More

24

Mar2015
The Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) has just announced that it is working on a draft bill to improve the Israeli tax regime for Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITS). A REIT is a publicly traded entity that enables the public to collectively participate in various types of investments linked to real estate ... Read More

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