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Taxation of real estate investments in Israel

Israel - May 22 2020 The taxation of real estate investments is complex and depends on various factors, including the property owner's status (ie, individual or

Zero-rate VAT on services to foreign residents - fact or fiction?

Israel - May 8 2020 The Value Added Tax (VAT) Law sets out that zero-rate VAT applies to the export of services to a foreign resident. However, recent judgments have

COVID-19: entry of foreign executives and businesspeople

Israel - November 4 2020 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Israel imposed significant restrictions on foreign nationals' entry into Israel. The Population and Immigration

Intercompany transactions - burden of proving arm's-length pricing

Israel - June 26 2020 The Israel Tax Authority (ITA) recently published a tax circular to clarify cases in which a transfer pricing study filed by a taxpayer will be

District court clarifies status of Section 102 shares held in trust

Israel - March 13 2020 On 16 December 2019 the Haifa District Court determined that so long as shares awarded pursuant to Section 102 of the Israeli Income Tax Ordinance

COVID-19: entry of foreign executives and businesspeople

Israel - November 4 2020 In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Israel imposed significant restrictions on foreign nationals' entry into Israel. The Population and Immigration

Recent tax ruling provides for priority technological enterprise status for cloud services

Israel - September 25 2020 The Tax Authority recently published a tax ruling addressing priority technological enterprise status with respect to an Israeli company that engages

Parliament passes amendment to Equal Pay Law for Male and Female Workers

Israel - September 23 2020 Parliament recently passed the Equal Pay Law for Male and Female Workers (Amendment 6) (5780-2020), which aims to prevent discrimination based on sex

Employers' engagement with service and manpower companies

Israel - August 26 2020 According to Israeli law, companies can hire employees via third-party providers, which are then responsible for fulfilling employers' various

Engagement of consultants: when is a consultant an employee?

Israel - July 29 2020 Potential exposure arises from companies' engagement of consultants because, following termination of the consultancy, the consultant may claim