Change in tax law 'significant and worrisome'

Requiring synagogues to pay tax on employee benefits ‘overly burdensome,’ Jewish groups say.JTA, 8/12/2018, 1:19 PM

Finance Minister: I'll lower taxes after Passover

Finance Minister Kahlon promises additional tax breaks after Passover, insists housing prices will drop eventually.Haim Lev, 3/22/2018, 1:38 PM

IQOS cigarettes to be taxed as regular cigarettes

Finance Committee approves taxing IQOS electronic cigarette as regular cigarettes - after year-long battle.Chana Roberts, 3/12/2018, 4:48 PM

Church of the Holy Sepulchre remains closed for second day

Christian pilgrims unable to visit their holy site as Church leaders protest tax on non-church related businesses.AFP, 2/26/2018, 6:51 PM

Israel eyes massive tax cuts

'20% of Israelis pay 80% of taxes,' says Finance Minister, promising to remedy situation with cuts to import, income, and business taxes.Hezki Baruch, 11/6/2017, 1:49 PM

Finance Minister refuses to raise tax on rolling tobacco

After Health Minister rejects proposal to raise smoking age, Finance Minister rejects proposal to raise taxes on rolling tobacco.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/18/2017, 3:18 PM

Why did Abbas exempt Gazans from paying taxes?

Palestinian Authority representative explains why PA Chairman Abbas doesn't want Gazans paying tax to Hamas.Ido Ben Porat, 5/8/2017, 11:33 AM

'Deduct terrorists' salaries from taxes transferred to PA'

MKs propose new law allowing Israel to deduct terrorists' salaries from sum of taxes transferred to PA.Arutz Sheva Staff, 4/3/2017, 10:35 AM

Netanyahu, Kahlon meet to lower taxes

Finance Minister meets PM Netanyahu to discuss lowering taxes.Nitsan Keidar, 3/13/2017, 4:26 PM

'Government prioritizes PA over Israeli citizens'

MK Bezalel Smotrich criticizes government for raising income tax for Palestinian Authority Arabs, says Israeli citizens will pay the price.Ido Ben Porat, 1/23/2017, 12:14 PM

Cabinet orders counter-terror measures

In 5-hour meeting, National Security Cabinet passes new measures to counter terrorist incitement.Rachel Kaplan, 7/3/2016, 9:20 AM

Clinton's plan to raise taxes by a half-trillion

Analysis of Clinton's tax plan shows it will drop GDP by 1%, eliminate jobs and reduce wages, in contrast to her campaign promises.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/27/2016, 10:21 AM

Abbas Rejects Tax Payments, Demands 'All or Nothing'

Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that the PA was rejecting Israel's offer of tax money collected on its behalf.Yaakov Levi, 4/5/2015, 11:15 PM

PLO Council Declares Economic War on Israel

Palestinian National Council unveils new plan to 'end economic cooperation with Israel' and expand boycotts, after 70% of PA budget frozen.Ari Yashar, 3/20/2015, 9:31 AM

Bennett Presents His 'Economics 101' Lesson

If Labor has its 'tax the rich' way, Israel will lose thousands of jobs, Naftali Bennett says in a new videoMoshe Cohen, 2/26/2015, 1:44 PM

Could Gas Price Jump Two Weeks Before Election Affect Results?

After four straight months of falling gasoline prices, the party appears to be over for Israeli drivers. Will it affect how they vote?Moshe Cohen, 2/22/2015, 8:09 PM

Bank of Israel Seeks Major Tax Raise

Israel is in the budgetary hole for NIS 18 billion (over $4 billion) – and the only way out, say the Bank of Israel, is to raise taxes.Yaakov Levi , 2/4/2015, 6:18 PM

Erekat: Relations With Israel Reached the Point of No Return

Erekat threatens 'new stage' of enmity with Israel, demanding PA independence - or that Israel 'take full responsibility' for region.Dalit Halevy, Ari Yashar, 1/20/2015, 3:43 PM

Kahlon: Choose Reform Instead of Easy Solutions

Kulanu Chairman Moshe Kahlon tells high school students that raising taxes is an easy solution that doesn't address Israel's real problems.Cynthia Blank, 1/19/2015, 5:43 PM

EU Condemns Israel for Freezing PA Tax Money

EU says freeze 'runs counter' to Oslo Accord, fails to mention freeze is a penalty for PA ICC move that is a breach of Oslo.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/6/2015, 4:46 PM

Report: 'Kabbalah Rabbis' Rake in Hundreds of Millions

A report Wednesday by State Comptroller Yosef Shapira claims tax authorities have missed a huge tax scandal within the hareidi community.Yaakov Levi, 10/29/2014, 5:44 PM

Lapid Presents 'No New Taxes' 2015 Budget

Finance Minister Yair Lapid on Sunday held a press conference to present the main points of the state budget for 2015.Yaakov Levi, 9/28/2014, 4:40 PM

Lapid: I'll Quit the Government if Taxes Are Raised

Finance Minister declares he will not be part of the government if it raises taxes following Operation Protective Edge in Gaza.Yishai Karov, 9/4/2014, 4:17 AM

Lapid: No New Taxes, Unless War Continues Much Longer

Finance Minister Yair Lapid said that Operation Protective Edge would not have much of an effect on the state budget - hopefully.Yosef Berger, 7/15/2014, 3:15 AM

Israel Sanctions PA By Freezing Transfer of Taxes

Official reports sanctions over breach of conditions include taxes Israel collects for PA, cap on bank deposits, and no help on gas field.Ari Yashar, 4/10/2014, 10:35 PM

Tax Officials: Driving School Mogul Hid Millions

By keeping two sets of books and with his mother's help, the owner of a chain of driving schools hid millions in income, officials said.David Lev, 3/16/2014, 8:03 PM

Slomiansky: Best Thing Might Be to Close Down IBA

Knesset Finance Committee chairman Nissan Slomiansky says that there is a long list of problems at the Israel Broadcast Authority.David Lev, 2/20/2014, 9:02 AM

Bank of Israel: Fewer Services and More Taxes Likely

Israelis are set to face a “double whammy” in 2014, with budget cuts affecting many services along with higher taxes.David Lev, 12/30/2013, 12:44 AM

Tax On Empty Apartments Doubled by Finance Committee

New rules unanimously approved on roughly 47,000 empty apartments to encourage renting or selling, help solve housing crisis.Ari Yashar, Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/9/2013, 3:35 PM

Lapid: No New Income Taxes Next Year

Income tax for Israelis will not rise next year, as had been planned, Finance Minister Yair Lapid said.David Lev, 11/25/2013, 10:17 PM

Teva Brings 'Captive Profits' Home, Gets Big Tax Break

Teva said Monday that it would return tens billions of shekels to Israel from abroad, and pay a tax bill of nearly three billion shekels.David Lev, 11/11/2013, 10:08 PM

New Govt. Pollution Plan Revives 'Cash for Clunkers'

The government is set to authorize on Sunday a major plan to battle air pollution in Israel.David Lev, 8/11/2013, 10:22 AM

Steinitz: 'Read My Lips – No New Taxes (Probably)'

In an interview on Channel Two Sunday night, Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz said that he did not expect to have to raise taxes this yearDavid Lev, 1/13/2013, 8:50 PM

To Combat Obesity, Israel May Impose 'Junk Food Tax'

Israelis, like many Westerners, are getting fatter, and the government is considering taxes to discourage consumption of junk food.David Lev, 3/15/2012, 3:51 PM

Tax Breaks for Israel's 'Deep South'

People living in Israel's "deep south" will be the beneficiaries of new tax breaks beginning immediately, the government has announced.Chana Ya'ar, 1/1/2012, 2:43 PM

Customs, Import Tax Canceled on Hundreds of Items

Israel's economy is about to receive another boost, with the cancelation of the customs tax on the import of hundreds of products.Chana Ya'ar, 12/28/2011, 3:38 PM

Tax Breaks for Middle Class on the Way

The Knesset Finance Committee on Wednesday authorized a dramatic change in the Israeli tax code – making it more “middle-class friendly."David Lev, 11/30/2011, 10:43 PM

OECD: How Israel Compares on Taxes, Cell Phones

The OECD report includes comparisons of Israeli taxation, communications prices to the average.Maayana Miskin, 7/1/2011, 2:45 PM

Israel to Renew Tax Transfer to the PA

Israel announces that the frozen tax money will be transferred to the PA, after confirmation was received that it will not be given to Hamas.Elad Benari, 5/16/2011, 4:15 AM

Unity Fallout: PA to Ask UN to Intervene in Israeli Tax Freeze

PA leadership voted to ask UN to intervene to lift Israeli freeze, instituted to keep money from Hamas, on transfers of tax revenues to the PA.Elad Benari, 5/12/2011, 5:17 AM

Finance Minister Fights Flu and Lower Taxes from Hospital Bed

The Finance Minister is in the hospital, where he fights the flu and attempts to cut fuel taxes, which he says are good for economic health. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 2/9/2011, 2:04 PM

Knesset Majority Calls for Cheaper Gas

A majority of MKs call on PM Netanyahu to slash gasoline prices. National aid organization protests with horses, buggies.Maayana Miskin, 2/2/2011, 5:17 AM

New Cameras Snap Vehicle Photos for Air Pollution Tax

Israel has come up with a way to streamline tax collection on the nation’s highways by using hi-tech photographic tax traps.Chana Ya'ar, 8/26/2010, 9:05 PM

Tax Systems and Lifestyles

The Israeli tax system rewards families in which both parents earn about the same income. What does mean for us, and what can be changed?Jonathan Degani, 12/6/2009, 9:54 AM

Produce Vendors Warn: ‘Political Death as Sure as Taxes’

Produce vendors warned Monday that if the VAT tax on their goods rises by one percent, Prime Minister Netanyahu is as good as dead politically.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/29/2009, 1:35 PM

Finance Ministry: Defer Child Care Tax Credit by 2 Years

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz plans to ask the Cabinet Sunday to defer tax credits for day care costs by at least two years. Hana Levi Julian, 6/14/2009, 9:13 AM