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April 1, 2024

Draft Bill: Increasing Transparency in Israeli Tax Law

The purpose of the draft bill is to increase transparency in the Israeli tax system in order to avoid a negative assessment of the State of Israel by the Global Forum for Transparency and Exchange of Information, as well as to increase efforts to combat unreported capital.

March 26, 2024

International Inheritance Tax Planning: Harel Perlmutter Interview on “Disputes Program”

Harel Perlmutter, head of our firm’s Tax Department, was interviewed by Yigal Borochovsky and Rachel Shahar for 102FM’s “Disputes Program.” He explained the procedures and necessary reporting when receiving an inheritance from outside of Israel.

March 24, 2024

Supreme Court: Service to Foreign Residents May Be Subject to Full VAT

The Supreme Court noted that, by its nature, the essence of a brokerage transaction is joining two parties into one transaction. Therefore, treating the transaction as providing a service to each party separately—a foreign resident and an Israeli resident—does not reflect the true economic essence of the service.

February 15, 2024

Imputed Value on Usage of Company Car as Income during Swords of Iron War

As a rule, employers in Israel that provide company cars for their employees’ use must attribute income to those employees in accordance with the imputed value of the use of the car prescribed in the Income Tax Regulations. Moreover, even if the car was in the employee’s possession for only part of the month, employers must attribute income to the employees for the full imputed value of the use of the car. However, the Israel Tax Authority has issued new special instructions because of the Swords of Iron War.

January 21, 2024

The Israeli food producer Osem is continuing to transfer intellectual property rights to Nestle

Yuval Lazi and Harel Perlmutter were interviewed by Globes about the transfer of Osem’s intellectual property rights to Nestlé. They explained how this transfer is likely to affect the State of Israel.

December 20, 2023

Israel Innovation Authority Funds Proof of Concept

The IIA’s funding tracks for proof of concept (PoC) give breathing room to fledgling entrepreneurs and ventures during their efforts to transform an idea into a product, even before outside investors are considered.

December 13, 2023

How to Gain a Tax Credit before the Year’s End

Hanna Daher, a partner in our firm’s Tax Department, was interviewed by Globes, along with a number of other tax experts, about end-of-the-year tax tips . Hanna noted the tax credits that individuals or business owners can obtain if they donated over NIS 200 this year to a public institution.

November 20, 2023

Swords of Iron: Compensation Outline for Businesses Law

After lengthy discussions, the Knesset approved a wartime compensation outline for businesses. The outline offers compensation of up to a maximum of ILS 1.2 million to businesses with annual turnovers ranging between ILS 12,000 and ILS 400 million.

November 5, 2023

Ruling: Pre-Sale Dividend Distribution to Reduce Tax Liability

Legitimate tax planning or an artificial transaction to reduce tax liability? Israeli court ruling on a dividend distribution prior to a sale of shares or holdings of a company.

October 19, 2023

Tax Reliefs – Operation Swords of Iron

The Israel Tax Authority is publishing a series of tax reliefs to help companies and individuals and the current defense and civilian efforts.

August 16, 2023

Israeli High-Tech: “Angels Law” Grants Tax Benefits to Investors

Israel’s new "Angels Law" grants tax benefits to investors in Israeli startups, and in the Israeli high-tech industry in general, with the goal of spurring the growth of high-tech companies based in Israel or whose intellectual property is registered in Israel.

July 2, 2023

Investments via SAFE as a Tax Event

For the first time, the Israel Tax Authority has announced its position regarding investments via SAFEs. It determined that, under particular circumstances, the investment is to be considered an advance on a share investment account.

March 22, 2023

Corporate Inversion – Turning an Israeli Company into a Foreign Company

A corporate inversion is a process of changing a company’s holding structure, largely with the intention of turning an existing company into a foreign company by positioning a foreign company as a parent company of the Israeli company and enabling the Israeli company to expand into new markets in the international arena.

March 16, 2023

Reporting Methods – “Accrual Basis” or “Cash Basis”

Preparing reports on an accrual basis and adjusting them to a cash basis for tax purposes was an acceptable practice until the Israel Tax Authority (the "ITA") determined otherwise. However, many companies still prepare two sets of reports, sometimes resulting in problems with the ITA.

January 31, 2023

Tax Plan and Acquisition of a Public Shell

The Israeli tax authorities are examining acquisition transactions, inter alia, to ensure they are not artificial transactions intended for offsetting losses. Transactions acquiring public shells are no exception in this regard.

January 25, 2023

Determining Intellectual Property Value for Israeli Tax Purposes during a Sale between Related Parties

A sale of intellectual property between related parties requires advance planning and preparation in order to avoid tax exposures in Israel.

December 13, 2022

Tax Guide for New Immigrants – Harel Perlmutter Article for MIGNEWS

Harel Perlmutter, the head of our firm’s Tax Department, details the tax benefits for new immigrants to the Russian language news website MIGNEWS.

December 12, 2022

Harel Perlmutter Serves as Speaker at Tax and Capital Market Conference 2022

Harel Perlmutter, head of our firm’s Tax Department, served as a speaker at the Israeli Association of Public Companies’ annual Tax and Capital Market Conference, where he discussed tax challenges for 2023.

November 28, 2022

Tax Aspects of Cryptocurrency-Based Compensation to Employees and Service Providers

The use of token-based compensation has grown in recent years. It is important to understand the tax aspects of such compensation, especially when a company is gearing up for a major deal.

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.