Category: Real Estate Structures

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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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Mar2017
March 22, 2017Leon Harris

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Mar2017
March 22, 2017Leon Harris

26

Dec2016
Recent court cases shed light on whether income from Israeli real estate is taxable as active business income or passive investment income. The distinction matters in terms of tax rates for rental income, loss utilization, and whether sale gains are to be treated as capital gains or ordinary trading income. Furthermore, ... Read More
December 26, 2016Leon Harris

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Dec2016
Israel imposes VAT, generally at a rate of 17%, on transactions relating to assets and services in Israel. But securities (shares and bonds) are generally excluded from the definition of assets. However, the Israeli Tax Authority has just published a Tax Ruling saying that VAT applies to a purchase of shares ... Read More
December 26, 2016Leon Harris

30

Sep2015
Leon Harris It's been a busy week in the tax world. Greece is teetering on the brink of default caused in part by a dislike of paying Greek taxes. On this side of the Mediterranean, the Israeli government seems keen to sort out gas production problems. That will mean more energy for ... Read More
September 30, 2015Leon Harris