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November 21, 2022

Luxury Apartments in Israel: What Is the Maximum Exemption from Land Appreciation Tax?

The Israel Tax Authority and the Real Estate Tax Appeals Committee disagree on the entitlement to the maximum exemption from land appreciation tax.

November 7, 2022

Podcast: Adv. Harel Perlmutter Talks Real Estate Taxation on "Kesef Bakir"

Taxation can make or break real estate deals. Harel Perlmutter, head of our firm's Tax Department, talks with Guy Lieberman about tax hitches and opportunities in an interview also published on Globes.  

August 2, 2020

It Is Time to Come Back Home: Investors Can Now Enjoy a Reduced Purchase Tax

Israeli Minister of Finance Israel Katz’s plan to reduce purchase tax for investors has gone into effect. Until now, under plans advanced by the previous Minister of Finance, Moshe Kahlon, for lowering housing prices and pushing investors out of the real estate market, the purchase tax for investors went up from 5% to 8% for an apartment that was not the purchaser's sole apartment.

December 23, 2018

Israel Tax Authority Issues New Rules for Recognizing Property Betterment Expenses

The Law for Reducing the Use of Cash, which is scheduled to come into effect on January 1, 2019, will have a significant impact on the real-estate sector.

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.

August 29, 2018

Have You Ever Paid Betterment Tax or Purchase Tax? You May Be Eligible for a Rebate

The Israel Tax Authority (ITA) recently launched an application that allows anyone who previously executed a real-estate transaction to check whether he or she has a credit balance in respect of an overpayment of betterment tax or purchase tax.

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. 

February 15, 2018

Tax Authority Defines Rent Earned from Leasing 10 Apartments or more as Business Income

The Israel Tax Authority (ITA) recently published a draft circular for public comment on the issue of classifying residential rent income. The ITA states that, according to its reasoning, income from the leasing of 10 or more apartments should be deemed business income.

December 19, 2017

Changes in the Taxation of Sales of Residential Apartments

A number of changes in the taxation of residential apartment sales will come into effect on January 2018.

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.

January 19, 2017

Important Information about New Tax on Owners of Multiple Apartments

The new law prescribes that, as of January 1, 2017, every taxpayer must pay tax annually (January through December) for every residential apartment that he owns in excess of two apartments, at the sum defined pursuant to the provisions of the law. The taxpayer will be allowed to choose which of his apartments he deems to be his first two apartments, and which shall be taxable under this law.