Category: General Business

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Mar2018
 Israelis love investing their spare Shekels in bricks and mortar. But when does a landlord stop being a passive investor and becomes an active business in the real estate field? Does it depend in the number of rental properties? This matters, because on residential rental income, individuals may be as low ... Read More
March 28, 2018Leon Harris

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Mar2018
The Israeli Tax Authority has just published a controversial tax ruling that imposes partial tax on a foreign investment fund. Background: Section 108 of the Israeli Income Tax Ordinance (ITO) empoweres the ITA to collect tax from an Israeli resident who represents a foreign resident. And the Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) claims ... Read More
March 14, 2018Leon Harris

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Mar2018
The Israeli Tax Authority has just published a controversial tax ruling that imposes partial tax on a foreign investment fund with an Israeli presence. Background: Section 108 of the Israeli Income Tax Ordinance (ITO) empowers the ITA to collect tax from an Israeli resident who represents a foreign resident. And the Israeli ... Read More
March 12, 2018Leon Harris

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Mar2018
החלטת רשות המסים פוגעת בקרנות השקעה זרות בישראל ליאון הריס רשות המסים בישראל פרסמה זה עתה החלטה מקדמית, המטילה מס חלקי על קרנות השקעה זרות מסויימות. רקע כללי: סעיף 108 לפקודת מס הכנסה בישראל מאפשר לרשות המסים לגבות מס מתושב ישראל המייצג תושב חוץ. רשות המסים טוענת כי רווחים ממכירת מניות וניירות ערך הינם ... Read More
March 12, 2018Leon Harris

25

Jan2018
The Start-Up nation thrives on cash. Where can an Israeli business find financial assistance? Try government sources including the Israel Innovation Authority - formerly the Office of the Chief Scientist and Matimop. Here is a brief overview.   Competitive Research and Development:  This program offers Israel’s primary financial incentives for R&D activities from ... Read More
January 25, 2018Leon Harris

13

Nov2017
Israel has seen a wave of exit deals. Exits can be paid for with cash or shares of the acquirer, especially if the acquirer’s shares are publicly traded on a stock exchange – that is as good as cash isn’t it? Not if there is immediate tax to pay and ... Read More
November 13, 2017Leon Harris

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Oct2017
Are Bitcoins and Other Virtual Currencies Tax-Exempt? In 1964, the Dave Clark Five pop group raised room temperatures with their foot stomping hit “Bits and Pieces”. In 2017, the rise in bitcoin prices is again raising room temperatures. To add to the euphoria, some think there is a big Israeli tax loophole. With ... Read More
October 25, 2017Leon Harris

27

Sep2017
In recent months we have witnessed several exit deals where Israeli hitech companies have been sold for a pretty penny. But suppose some of the consideration payable to the founders and key employees is held back and subject to staying on for a period as an employee in the post-acquisition group? Is ... Read More
September 27, 2017Leon Harris

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Sep2017
The Israeli Tax Authority published final instructions regarding Reverse Vesting shares on June 5 (Circular 5.2017. This will be of interest to many people in the Start-Up Nation. Until now, founders and key personnel holding 10% or more of a company seemed to miss out on the opportunity to pay only 25% tax ... Read More
September 27, 2017Leon Harris

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Sep2017
Leon Harris As part of the Israeli budget law for 2017 and 2018, the tax on dividends paid by companies to material shareholders was reduced to 25% in certain circumstances. But the deadline for doing so is October 1, 2017 The dividend tax change accompanies other new rules against to “wallet companies”, also ... Read More
September 11, 2017Leon Harris