Category: General Business

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Dec2018
You might think nothing happened at the G20 summit a week ago because Trump ignored Putin, Saudia Arabia was sidelined and Britain is brexiting. In fact, the G20 is a major event at which the leaders of around 85% of the world economy issue directives on a host of ... Read More

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Dec2018
The Israeli Supreme Court has just shot down the use of a company incorporated in Ramallah (Shai Tzmarot (Oranit) Vs VAT Director Petach Tikva, Civil Appeal 1609/16, handed down November 1, 2018). This was done using the old UK tax concept of central management and control, but with ... Read More

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Dec2018
The Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) has just issued new operating instructions (14/2018 of November 11, 2018) on how to deal with inventory destruction. The unstated aim is, of course, to make sure the inventory doesn’t vanish into thin air as illicit untaxed gain. According to the Circular, inventory sometimes ... Read More

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Nov2018
The Bank of Israel Bank Supervisory Department published draft new instructions to Israeli banks regarding checks required to ascertain whether money was properly taxed. In 2016 certain tax offenses were made “predicate offenses” under Israel’s anti money laundering rules, which Israeli banks administer. In other words Israeli banks ... Read More

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Nov2018
Those that look ahead, get ahead. Business profits and taxes need to be monitored regularly, especially towards the tax year-end of December 31. Below is a starter list of planning tips to check out On The Business Side: First, a business plan. What are your goals and are you achieving them? What is ... Read More

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Nov2018
Pension contributions are important in providing for our retirement years. Below is a brief overview of Israeli tax law rules for 2018. Types of Members The tax law distinguishes between “Privileged” and “Non-privileged” members of a provident fund, who may also be employed or self-employed. A privileged member is one who ... Read More

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Oct2018

Your Taxes: Faster Flips

October 22, 2018
In October 2018, the ITA published a new fast track procedure for cases where the shareholders of an Israeli company wish to flip it. That means putting a foreign parent company (“ParentCo”) above the Israeli company. This happens quite often, especially in the hitech sector. For example, a US ... Read More

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Oct2018
The Israeli Tax Authority has just backed down on a problematic reportable tax position for certain investment funds. But the underlying tax exposure remains. What is a Reportable Tax Position? A reportable income tax position is a position contrary to a position published by the ITA by the end of the year concerned if the tax advantage exceeds NIS ... Read More

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Sep2018
The Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) has issued a new generic Ruling allowing a streamlined procedure for B2B (business to business) e-commerce supplies by foreign businesses to Israeli businesses (Ruling 6369/18). The tax or lack thereof on e-commerce is a hot topic. On June 21 this year, the US Supreme ... Read More

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Sep2018
Entrepreneurs across the start-up nation dream day and night about their multi-million dollar exit. Serial exiters know it isn’t so easy. Exit deals take on a life of their own, especially if you don’t plan ahead and build in some shock absorbers too. One of the reasons is ... Read More

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