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From August 1: Cash transactions above NIS 6,000 illegal

Offenders face significant fines & those splitting payments can be jailed. Law also applies to checks.

Cash transactions above NIS 6,000 illegal

'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'

Aryeh Deri signs plea bargain without admission of criminal intent

Investigation began with "a huge tumult, ended without as much as a little mouse," in words of Attorney-General

Aryeh Deri signs plea bargain, no admission of criminal intent

NYC lawmaker Chaim Deutsch gets 3 months in jail for tax evasion

Former New York City councilman Chaim Deutsch sentenced to 3 months in prison for federal tax evasion.

Former NYC councilman Chaim Deutsch gets 3 months in prison

Trump Organization, finance chief indicted for tax crimes

Former president not personally implicated, but tax returns will feature in trial.

Trump Organization indicted for tax crimes

Bar Refaeli convicted of tax evasion

Tel Aviv court convicts Israel's most famous model for giving false statements on periods of overseas residence, fines her $730,000.

Bar Refaeli convicted of tax evasion

Model Bar Rafaeli to settle tax evasion claims in plea bargain

Israeli model Bar Rafaeli to pay fine, millions in back taxes, while her mother will serve prison sentence in tax evasion plea bargain.

Model Bar Rafaeli to settle tax evasion claims in plea bargain

Falafel for one shekel

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

Falafel for one shekel

Israeli bank fined $195 mil for helping customers evade US taxes

Third largest bank in Israel to pay $195 million in fines to US for helping customers evade US taxes.

Israeli bank fined $195 mil for helping customers evade US taxes

Israel's most famous model to be indicted?

Authorities poised to charge 33-year-old model Bar Refaeli and her parents with tax evasion.

Israel's most famous model to be indicted?

Could Israel face international sanctions over OECD agreement?

MK Moshe Gafni refuses to allow OECD anti-corruption agreement to pass unless haredi charities protected from US tax law.

Could Israel face international sanctions over OECD agreement?

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'

Official forges documents, endangering public health

Licensing official suspected of submitting false documents to Health Ministry pharmaceutical division endangering public safety and health.

Official forges documents, endangering public health

Haredi man suspected of not reporting 60,000,000 NIS

Authorities arrest Beitar resident on suspicion of supplying fake tax receipts.

Haredi man suspected of not reporting 60,000,000 NIS

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

Tax authorities discover Eilat apartment divided into 6 units

Authorities crack down on tax evaders, including homeowners, business owners, and taxi drivers.

Tax authorities discover Eilat apartment divided into 6 units

BDS founder arrested

Omar Barghouti, Qatari Arab living in Israel who co-founded the BDS movement, allegedly concealed $700,000 of income.

BDS founder arrested

Suspicion of tax offenses in 120 garages

Tax offices around country conduct garage review; tax offenses suspected in 120 of 300 tested.

Suspicion of tax offenses in 120 garages

Tax evasion suspect arrested

Central Israel resident arrested on suspicion of selling house divided into six apartments while reporting sale of single home.

Tax evasion suspect arrested

Bank Leumi Set to Pay Huge Fine in US Cases

American officials are likely to demand that Bank Leumi pay as much as NIS 300 million ($80 million) in a money laundering case.

Bank Leumi Set to Pay Huge Fine in US Banking Cases

Anti-Semitic French Comedian 'Shoots' Bailiff

Dieudonne reportedly assaults bailiff who came to collect some of the fines and taxes owed by the comic.

Anti-Semitic French Comedian 'Shoots' Bailiff

Turkish Airlines Investigated for Tax Fraud

Turkish Airlines' Israeli office is being investigated for alleged tax evasion amounting to over 1.5 million shekels.

Turkish Airlines Investigated for Tax Fraud in Israel

Philanthropist, Oil Trader Marc Rich Dead at 78

Jewish philanthropist and oil trader Marc Rich, whose family fled incoming Nazis and as an adult fled US justice untl pardoned, is dead.

Jewish Philanthropist, Oil Trader Marc Rich Dead at 78

US Investigating Israeli Banks in Tax Evasion Case

Two Israeli banks have been implicated in a case of tax evasion, in what may become a wide-ranging US investigation

US Said to be Investigating Israeli Banks in Tax Evasion Case

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’

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

Uncle Sam Says Pay Up or Don’t Leave for Israel

Moving to Israel? A proposed Congressional bill, if passed into law, would require you to pay back taxes before boarding the plane.

Uncle Sam Says Pay Up or Don’t Leave for Israel