Tax treaties are intended to promote international trade by eliminating double taxation. Although the Israeli Tax Authority and the Israeli Ministry of Finance have been reluctant to acknowledge a potential new double taxation treaty with Switzerland, the Swiss Finance Ministry has been more vocal! Swiss officials have confirmed that in recent weeks negotiations were indeed held with the Israeli tax authorities in connection with such proposed treaty between the countries.
The increased use of technology in the workplace has created new concerns for both employers and employees in the area of privacy. Do Employers have the right to monitor their employees?
World Tax, the International guide to the world's leading tax firms, recognized Barnea & Co. as a recommended tax firm in Israel.
The international IFLR 1000 ranking guide recognized the expertise of Barnea & Co. in Mergers and Acquisitions and Project Finance. In addition, Simon Jaffa is recognized as a 'leader in his field'.
This has not gone unnoticed by foreign multinational companies. A study by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics shows that 63% of all investments in R&D centers in Israel come from international technology companies operating in Israel.
The initiative to apply 0% VAT for first-time homebuyers will be a temporary ordinance for seven years. The leading newspaper Globes described the legal effects of this and interviewed senior lawyer, Liat Keisary Yahalomi.
In recent years many kibbutz enterprises have grown from small manufacturers to international corporations. Echad Ha'am magazine, by Globes, held a roundtable with six experts to discuss the latest changes and developments in the kibbutz sector. (attached, p.21)
The firm welcomes Adv. Ezra Katzen , a new partner in the technology department, Adv. Daniel Lorber and Adv. Mayer Winkler that will work in the firm’s commercial department and Adv. Lee Alter Kisiz that will work in the employment department.