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  5/4/2014, Iyar 4, 5774

Government Approves Preliminary Proposal to Cancel TV Tax


The Israel Broadcasting Authority (IBA) will be closed in 2015, if a landmark bill passes - and a new official Israeli channel will eventually take its place. The bill to close the IBA was presented by Communications Minister Gilad Erdan (Likud) and Finance Minister Yair Lapid (Yesh Atid) Sunday.

Under the reforms, the television tax will also be cancelled indefinitely. The draft, which was approved by a ministerial cabinet on Sunday, will be revised before being up for vote in the Ministerial Committee of Legislation.