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Liberman looks to impose sales tax on online purchases

Finance Minister Avidgor Liberman considering ending VAT exemption for imported items purchased online.

Liberman looks to impose sales tax on online purchases

Netanyahu, Lapid Snipe At Each Other Over Housing

State Comptroller to release report assigning responsibility to both men – as well as to Ehud Olmert – for rise in real estate values.

Netanyahu, Lapid Snipe At Each Other Over Housing Costs

Israeli Home Sales Break 13 Year Record

The period between October and December 2014 was the most active on the Israel real estate scene since 2002, statistics said.

Israeli Home Sales Break 13 Year Record

Mortgages Down as Buyers Wait for VAT Law

Evidence is mounting that Israeli homebuyers are sitting on the fence, waiting for the passage of Yair Lapid's zero-VAT initiative.

More 0% VAT Fence-Sitting Evidence: Mortgages Down in September

Report: Israeli Landlords Cleaning Up, Rents Jump

Housing sales are down in Israel, because of high prices and anticipation of the zero-VAT purchase plan - but rents are sky-high

Report: Israeli Landlords Cleaning Up as Rents Jump

Tourism Minister: Make Gaza Belt VAT-Free

Minister Uzi Landau suggests that residents, businesses within 40 km of Gaza receive benefit for one year.

Tourism Minister: Make Gaza Belt VAT-Free

Hareidi MK Warns 'Apartheid' Israel of Intifada

'If you have no respect for Torah, respect the Arab rebellion' threatens Eichler, in vitriol on Lapid's VAT housing law benefiting soldiers.

Hareidi MK Threatens 'Apartheid' Israel with Intifada

Officials: Lapid's VAT Plan Illegal, Inflationary

Legal experts, as well as the head of the Bank of Israel, criticized Yair Lapid's VAT exemption plan for first-time homebuyers.

Officials: Lapid's VAT Plan Illegal, Inflationary

Ministers Give Nod to Lapid VAT Bill

The Ministerial Law Committee approved for legislation the law that would slash VAT costs for first-time home buyers.

Ministers Give Nod to Lapid VAT Bill

Ministers Agree on VAT-Free Housing

Housing and Finance ministers agree on landmark bill to eliminate VAT for first-time home-buyers, but not everyone is happy.

Ministers Agree on VAT-Free Housing

Ariel: Lapid VAT Plan Won't Get Out of Committee

Housing Minister Uri Ariel (Jewish Home) slammed Yair Lapid's plans to 'accommodate' haredi and Arab Israelis in his VAT exemption plan.

Ariel: Lapid VAT Exemption Plan Won't Get Out of Committee

Southern Residents: Lapid's VAT Plan Hurts Us

Residents of peripheral areas said that Yair Lapid's plan to eliminate VAT payments for home-buyers would ruin their own communities.

Southern Residents: Lapid's VAT Plan Will Kill Our Communities

MK Eichler: Investigate Lapid for 'Hate Crimes'

Hareidi MK attacks Finance Minister Yair Lapid, saying that he is 'guilty of hate crimes against haredi Israelis.'

MK Eichler: Investigate Lapid for 'Hate Crimes'

Hareidi, Arab Homebuyers Get Reduced VAT

Lapid modifies plan exempting first-time homebuyers from VAT payments to include those who don't serve in IDF - will it pass courts?

Hareidi, Arab Homebuyers to Get Reduced VAT Exemption