The firm offers tax planning and consulting services to individuals and companies, as well as international tax planning, customized for each client. The department represents clients in criminal tax and white-collar offenses; handles civil tax litigation (income tax assessments, VAT, customs duty, purchase tax, real estate tax, etc.); and is involved in international taxation matters, including written tax planning opinions, and voluntary disclosure proceedings. In addition, the tax department assists Israeli and foreign clients in complying with the American FATCA and other AML requirements.
Our tax department provides legal advice and guidance to clients from diverse sectors, dealing with complex tax issues that can directly affect their financial strength and, in some cases, their personal liberty. We provide the fastest and most professional solutions for those dealing with tax issues both in Israel and abroad. The department's staff is comprised of highly experienced attorneys as well as accountants and economists, some of whom are veterans of the tax authorities and the State Attorney (Taxation and Economics). Experienced professionals in the department work synergistically with other departments in the office, enjoying the accumulated information and experience resulting from the handling of hundreds of cases and taxation issues of private clients, companies and business clients.
The department accompanies planning and executing transactions in Israel and abroad, while devising strategies and measures that ensure legal and efficient tax management. We help our clients make the most of the benefits provided by law. Our tax department has a special experience in "white collar" offenses, including offenses under the Income Tax Ordinance, Securities Law, VAT Law, Customs Ordinance etc. We guide the client in the early stages of the investigation (including detention and bail), and continue in the later stages - the hearing to prevent indictment, during the litigation vis-à-vis the relevant prosecutor's office, and to the court proceedings if an indictment is filed. In addition, in order to provide a comprehensive legal service envelope, the department works in coordination with the various firm departments, including Dr. Shlomo Ness's expertise (Attorney and accountant) – in guidance and advice to directors on taxation issues, as well as providing services and support to the ultra-Orthodox sector on tax issues, to private clients, institutions and associations as well as tax advice in the context of insolvency proceedings.
Our firm’s lawyers, with expertise on taxation and VAT laws, routinely handle procedures with the tax assessment offices and courts of law in every region in Israel. We are considered as the largest law firm in Haifa and northern Israel.
For the American Jew contemplating aliyah and the native Israeli thinking of returning, coming to Israel is both rewarding - and very challenging. Among those challenges are concerns about purchasing rights, tax obligations, national insurance, rights to education for your children, and ultimately purchasing a home and setting up a business or finding a job. In addition, for those coming from the United States, there are inevitable questions about the interplay of tax obligations, passing American citizenship, and financial reporting to the I
Israelis that have unreported income whether in Israel or outside it may be exposed to criminal proceedings for alleged tax offences.
Representation of account holders in banks, listed in the records of banks in Switzerland and other countries as "Israel resident", with the assistance of an attorney and CPA specializing the Prohibition of Money Laundering Law and tax offenses
Planning and tax optimization - methods of execution of the laws of the state, it is a creative individual approach, which allows to reduce the tax rate.
During the past few years, a growing number of Americans living outside the U.S are renouncing their U.S. citizenship in order to emigrate and take advantage of Israel’s recent tax reform (hereinafter: “The Israeli tax reform”). The Israeli tax reform has significantly broadened the appeal of living in Israel for residents returning to the country to live permanently and new immigrants.
During the past few years, a growing number of Americans who are living outside the U.S are renouncing their U.S. citizenship. This is Due to the fact that the U.S. imposes taxes on the world-wide income of citizens and resident aliens, regardless of where they live.
Israel as An Ultimate Tax Haven for American Citizens Interested in Renouncing Their Citizenship
The Israeli legislature has enacted a legal term of Artificial Business (“business” including “actions”) in the Israeli Tax Code (article 86). The aim of this article is to prevent illegitimate tax avoidance. The scope of discretion is wide, as this article comes to prevent tax avoidance that weren’t expressly prohibited by the tax code.
The article expressly refers to several conditions in order to apply the power given to the assessing officer:
China's economy had already become the second largest economy in the world as it surpassed Japan's.
Romania and Greece have concluded on September 17, 1991, the Convention for the avoidance of double taxation with respect to taxes on income and property.
One of the goals engraved on the flag of the Israeli government, as part of the celebrations of 60 years of existence of our little country, is to encourage the return to the country of new immigrants and returning residents.
The global economic crisis has led many Israelis residing overseas to consider returning to the country. Beyond the longing for home, family and friends, this return home conceals significant tax benefits,