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Bombshell ruling: Baba Sali's family must pay income tax on 'earnings'

Judge: Millions received by Rabbi Baruch Abuhatzeira & son Rabbi Yehuda considered business revenue.

Baba Sali's family must pay income tax on 'earnings'

Attempted smuggling of 7,000 bullets to Gaza thwarted

Customs officials in southern Israel discover 7,000 9mm bullets hidden in rolls of insulation material.

Attempted smuggling of 7,000 bullets to Gaza thwarted

'Many people don't want receipts'

Tax Authority cracks down on associations, yeshivas, in central Israel, revealing lack of income reporting.

'Many people don't want receipts'

Tel Aviv man charged with stealing over half a million shekel in coronavirus aid

Resident of Tel Aviv is accused of submitting requests for coronavirus aid grants in his customers' names - and taking them for himself.

Tel Aviv man accused of stealing over half a million in aid

Gaza area restaurant and hall owners: 'We're collapsing'

Finance Committee introduces bill to compensate restaurant, hall owners in Gaza area: 'They must flourish for country to flourish.'

Gaza area restaurant and hall owners: 'We're collapsing'

Restaurant owner: 'Ask the waitress why she didn't record it'

Tax Authority officials visit businesses in northern Israel, find 8% did not properly record earnings.

Restaurant owner: 'Ask the waitress why she didn't record it'

The cigarettes that made Aliyah

New immigrant caught with 19 suitcases filled to the brim with only cigarettes, attempting to avoid customs tax.

The cigarettes that made Aliyah

The simple worker and the worker who didn't know how to register

Income tax operation in Gush Dan area found 14 out of 46 business owners had not recorded any income.

The simple worker and the worker who didn't know how to register

Falafel for one shekel

Tax authorities pounce on falafel stand owner who recorded every purchase as worth a single shekel.

Falafel for one shekel

Suspect who hid over a million NIS in apartment arrested

Elderly suspect who held 1.5 million shekels in different currencies arrested.

Suspect who hid over a million NIS in apartment arrested

Israel to compensate victims of 'kite terrorism'

State of Israel to compensate farmers from Gaza Belt whose fields were damaged by firebomb kites flown from Gaza.

Israel to compensate victims of 'kite terrorism'

French tax authority denies accusation it targeted Jews

Globes report says French DGFiP has a unit dedicated to targeting French Jews.

French tax authority denies accusation it targeted Jews

Tax evader: 'It slipped between my fingers'

Israel Tax Authority conducts audits among businesses using computer software to manage accounts. 40% did not record income.

Tax evader: 'It slipped between my fingers'

Israel to import 560 tons of honey ahead of holidays

In efforts to avoid shortage during holidays, Finance Minister approves tax exemption for honey imports.

Israel to import 560 tons of honey ahead of holidays

Taxi driver gets 18 months in prison for tax evasion

Taxi driver doesn't report taxes for seven years, gets 18 months in prison.

Taxi driver gets 18 months in prison for tax evasion

State recognizes nine fires as terror arson

The tax authorities publishes list of 9 communities which suffered from hostile acts or war damage from intentional arson attacks.

State recognizes nine fires as terror arson

Tax Authority erases note about 'avrech' suspect

Aguda MK to Tax Authority: It's not acceptable to encourage negative stereotypes.

Tax Authority takes down notice about yeshiva student suspect

Tax Authority to crack down on rabbis

Tax Authority releases new regulations declaring rabbinical, kabbalistic services to be taxed as businesses.

Tax Authority to crack down on rabbis, religious service workers

Bar Refaeli under investigation for tax evasion

Tax Authority allows release of millionaire supermodel under restrictive conditions.

Bar Refaeli under investigation for tax evasion

Security Force Retrieves Tax Cheat Who Ran to PA

Israeli Arab who tried to get out of paying millions in taxes by absconding to Palestinian Authority was retrieved, and sent to jail.

Security Force Retrieves Tax Cheat Who Ran Away to PA

Tax Obligations for U.S. Citizens Abroad

How to fulfill U.S. tax obligations from overseas, and Money Girl’s guide to finance.

Tax Obligations for U.S. Citizens Abroad

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.

Bank of Israel Seeks Major Tax Raise

Lapid: No Economic Limits on Gaza Operation

'There is no price for the safety of the citizens of Israel,' Finance Minister Yair Lapid reassures the public.

Finance Minister Promises No Economic Limits on Gaza Operation

Drought Declared in the Negev

Farmers to receive compensation for poor crop yield; sections in the North also affected.

Drought Declared in the Negev; Farmers to Receive Compensation

Lawsuit: Tax Authority Rules Favor Gays

A class-action lawsuit against the Tax Authority seeks damages over 'heterosexual discrimination,' providing gays with extra tax benefits.

Lawsuit: Tax Authority Rules Favor Gays

Tax Officials Nab Underwear Diamond Smuggler

In their efforts to collect taxes, workers of the Israel Tax Authority allow nothing to stand in their way – not even a pair of underwear.

Customs Officials Nab Underwear Diamond Smuggler

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.

Tax Officials: Driving School Mogul Hid Millions

'Bug' Store in Airport Closed

The duty free branch of the electronics chain store, "Bug", has now been closed due to fraud allegations over the last three years.

Israel Tax Authority Shuts Down 'Bug' Electronics for Fraud

Is 'Snitching' to the Tax Authorities a Sin?

A major Jewish legal debate is shaping up over the permissibility of “snitching” to the tax authorities.

Is 'Snitching' to the Tax Authorities a Sin?

Israel Fights Black Market with ‘Justice Hotline’

The Tax Authority’s ‘Justice hotline’ proves a success with 3,000 tips in one week. The goal: to put an end to the black market.

Israel Fights Black Market with ‘Justice Hotline’

New Way to Make Money: Informing on Tax Cheats

The Tax Authority is making it easier for Israelis to “rat out” tax cheats, and raising the rewards for Israelis who do so

New Way to Make Money in Israel: Informing on Tax Cheats

Tax Collectors Seeking 'Under the Table' Cash

The Tax Authority is set to recommend legal changes that would increase their ability to collect taxes on money that currently is unreported

 Tax Collectors Seeking 'Under the Table' Cash

Tax Authority Probes Justice Minister

Justice Minister Yaakov Neeman is expected to be summoned for a hearing to clarify his fianances for tax authorities.

Tax Authority Probes Justice Minister

The Tax Man Comes Knocking - Let's Get it Right!

As a service, A7 brings you frequently asked questions (and answers) in this period of major tax changes & the Income Tax Amnesty.

The Tax Man Comes Knocking - So Let's Get it Right!