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June 30, 2024

Walla: Maya Carmi Lubartovski Discusses Important Details of Gifting an Apartment

No takebacks, receiving nothing in return, and a cooling-off period—gifting an apartment to a relative offers significant tax advantages. However, it is crucial to fully understand the consequences of this move for both the giver and the recipient of the gift.

November 25, 2018

Israel Threatens to Tax Airbnb for Delisting West Bank Rentals

Adv. Harel Perlmutter was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA following Airbnb's decision to remove listings in the West Bank.

March 30, 2018

Israel Wants to Be First Country to Collect Tax Via Airbnb

Harel Perlmutter, Head of our Tax Department, was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA following the announcement of Israel's plans to tax Airbnb hosts directly through the service’s website. 

November 28, 2017

Important Real Estate-Related Legal Decisions in 2017

Adv. Ariel Nadler, head of our firm's Real Estate Department, was interviewed by TheMarker's real estate magazine on the cancellation of the Multiple Housing Taxation Law by the Supreme Court. Ariel commented that regulators will now have to provide a solution to those people who already sold their apartments in order to enjoy the tax benefit that was guaranteed. He also noted that the cancellation will affect apartment owners considering to sell.

March 3, 2017

The High Court of Justice - the Gatekeeper of the New Multi-Apartment Act

Adv. Maya Zisser, Partner in the Real Estate Department in an article in The Marker, following a temporary injunction issued by the High Court ordering the State to explain why the New Multi-Apartment Act should not be canceled. Maya commented that those people to whom the new Law applies should hold back on any actions designed to counter the application of the law, as such actions may be irreversible.

January 25, 2017

Seminar on the New Multiple Housing Taxation Law

Barnea is conducting on February 14th a morning seminar on the new Multiple Housing Taxation Law. Adv. Maya Zisser, Partner at the Real-Estate Department will lecture on the new tax - to whom does it apply, the tax rate, payment methods, exemptions and credits. Adv. Harel Perlmutter from the Tax Department will lecture on tax saving opportunities in respect of rental income. 

December 16, 2016

The Knesset Finance Committee Passed the Third Apartment Tax Bill

Adv. Maya Zisser, Partner in the Real Estate Department at Barnea, was interviewed by Bizportal following the approval of the third apartment tax bill by the Finance Committee. Maya commented that we will not see a wave of sales of flats by owners of third apartments, but instead, owners will pass on the burden to tenants by way of increased rentals.

August 3, 2016

Moshe Kahlon Proposes New Apartment Tax

Minister of Finance, Moshe Kahlon, is proposing the imposition of an annual tax of 1% of the value, starting January 2017, on owners of 3 apartments and more. Adv. Liat Keisary, Partner at Barnea, was interviewed by Globes and commented that owners will eventually find legitimate tax structures to mitigate this tax. Others that will not be able to save this tax will transfer the cost onto the shoulders of the tenants.