Harel specializes in advising clients across the entire spectrum of tax issues, including international taxation, as well as corporate tax, transfer prices, taxation of individuals, real-estate tax and indirect taxes.
Harel drafts pre-ruling applications to the tax authorities, conducts negotiations with tax authorities, obtains all requisite approvals for complex transactions, conducts tax assessment meetings with the tax authorities, handles tax litigation cases, assists clients during voluntary disclosure proceedings, advises clients in the interpretation and implementation of bilateral and multilateral tax treaties to prevent double taxation.
Harel is a member of the Israel Bar Association’s tax committee, and worked as a teaching assistant at Bar-Ilan University for BA and MA courses in real-estate taxation.
Harel joined Barnea & Co in 2012. Previously, Harel worked in the tax departments of leading law firms.
Bar Ilan University (LL.B), Economics minor, 2009
Member of Israel Bar Association since 2010
News and updates - Harel Perlmutter:
Israeli Banks Told to Scale Back Overseas Activities after U.S. Tax Evasion Scandal
Adv. Harel Perlmutter, partner and head of Barnea & Co.'s Tax Department, was interviewed by Bloomberg BNA, following the Bank of Israel's call on Israeli banks to redefine their strategies for overseas operations. Harel noted that the Supervisor of Banks at the Bank of Israel wants to keep the bank system strong even if it means cutting part of the banks' profits deriving from activity outside of Israel.
Head of Deutsche Bank Israel Detained on Suspicion of VAT Offenses
Adv. Harel Perlmutter, Head of the Tax department at Barnea & Co., was interviewed by Tax Analysts following the arrest of the chief executive of Deutsche Bank's operation in Israel on suspicion of violating VAT law. The Israel Tax Authority claims that the customers, in respect of whom Deutsche Bank reported its transactions as being zero rated, allegedly because they were conducted on behalf of “foreign residents”, were actually Israeli residents. Harel commented that it is often difficult to determine whether someone is a foreign tax resident.
Considering Bitcoin an Asset Could Set Back Usage in Israel
Adv. Harel Perlmutter, Head of the Tax Department at Barnea & Co., was interviewed by Bitcoin.com regarding the Israeli Tax Authority’s (ITA) draft on digital currencies. Harel commented that the draft circular is a declaration of intent from the ITA and at this stage no draft legislation has been published.