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Israel: Amendments to pension insurance allocation rules

After about a year of uncertainty about the pension insurance allocation ratios, the matter has now been resolved. A collective agreement has been signed between the Presidium of Israeli Business Organisations and the Histadrut Federation of Labour, which regulates the increase in the ratios of both the employee’s contribution and the employer’s contribution to the pension component in […]

Israel: Amendment of the Income Tax Ordinance

An amendment to the Income Tax Ordinance that was recently enacted obligates financial institutions to identify the residency and citizenship of their foreign account holders. The financial institutions are required to report the information to the Israel Tax Authority, so that the ITA can then relay that information to the relevant foreign tax authority. Consequently, provisions of the […]

Reverse vesting and holdback – good news for entrepreneurs?

In the world of high tech and Israeli tax there has been some uncertainty as to whether entrepreneurs, whose shares are subject to a reverse vesting mechanism or a holdback upon their sale, should be paying income or capital gains tax. Earlier this month the Israel Tax Authority published a draft circular presenting its position […]

Israel: reverse vesting and holdback – good news for entrepreneurs?

Originally printed in The Times of Israel BY ARIELLA DREYFUSS “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Benjamin Franklin strikes again. However, in the world of high tech and Israeli tax there has been some uncertainty as to whether entrepreneurs, whose shares are subject to a reverse vesting mechanism […]

Israel: foreign construction companies get green light

In March 2016 the government adopted the housing cabinet’s recommendations regarding criteria for allowing foreign construction companies to begin operating in Israel. This move is one of the government’s strategies for increasing the volume of residential construction in Israel. The government decided, inter alia, to publish a federal RFP (request for proposal), containing the threshold requirements […]

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Who should pay for fire safety building remediation costs?

In December 2020, we reported on the vote by the House of Lords on amendments to the Fire Safety Bill relating to the remediation costs associated with the replacement of the dangerous cladding panels and other fire safety defects. Both the Fire Safety Bill and the Building Safety Bill are anticipated to come into effect early this year.

‘Diversity is a given, Inclusion is a choice’ – actionable ideas

In our 3rd blog in the series, ‘Diversity is given, Inclusion is a choice’, Annelieke Jense and Frouke Horstmann provide practical ways based on their experience working with clients on how organisations can create a true inclusive culture by installing processes that mitigate unconscious biases.

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