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Tax / Employee Tax Benefits

Employee tax benefits, when properly planned and implemented, are a key tool for retaining quality senior employees and improving a company’s performance.

Our team provides comprehensive counsel on a wide range of issues relating to remuneration, incentives, and employee and executive retention. Clients include early-stage startups, private companies, public companies traded in Israel and abroad, employees, executives, employers, and boards of directors.

 

Our Tax Department works closely with our Commercial, Capital Markets, and Employment Departments to formulate creative solutions that ensure congruence between a company’s targets and its remuneration mechanisms. Our services include formulation and preparation of 102 stock options on a regular basis or as part of a merger or acquisition transaction. We also advise on restructuring, equity incentives, share-based plans, preliminary approvals from the Israel Tax Authority, phantom option agreements and grants, golden parachute arrangements, employee remuneration, and more.

 

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News and updates - Tax / Employee Tax Benefits:


December 19, 2018

ITA Sharpens Procedures in Wake of New Tax Circular

Adv. Micky Barnea was featured in a follow-up article in Globes about the Income Tax Authority's new circular that changes the tax policy relating to capital-based compensation dependent on performance. According to Barnea, "The new circular stipulates that options allocated under an approved plan, submitted lawfully to the Tax Authority, may be discovered on judgment day as not being entitled to reduced capital taxation."

December 18, 2018

High-Tech Earthquake: Tax on Exercising Options for Employees Will Increase Upon Exit or Issue

Adv. Daniel Lorber, the head of our firm's Equity Incentives practice field, was interviewed by Globes on the Israel Tax Authority's latest decision. Instead of a capital gains tax rate of 25% on options granted to employees for exercise in the event of an exit or issue, the proceeds from such exercise will now be considered labor income, and therefore the tax liability may rise to 50%.

December 13, 2018

Companies Required to Amend Option Plans

A new circular by the Israel Tax Authority determines the terms for granting options to employees when the vesting of such options is contingent upon performance milestones or the occurrence of an IPO or exit event.

Tax / Employee Tax Benefits

Employee tax benefits, when properly planned and implemented, are a key tool for retaining quality senior employees and improving a company’s performance.

Our team provides comprehensive counsel on a wide range of issues relating to remuneration, incentives, and employee and executive retention. Clients include early-stage startups, private companies, public companies traded in Israel and abroad, employees, executives, employers, and boards of directors.

 

Our Tax Department works closely with our Commercial, Capital Markets, and Employment Departments to formulate creative solutions that ensure congruence between a company’s targets and its remuneration mechanisms. Our services include formulation and preparation of 102 stock options on a regular basis or as part of a merger or acquisition transaction. We also advise on restructuring, equity incentives, share-based plans, preliminary approvals from the Israel Tax Authority, phantom option agreements and grants, golden parachute arrangements, employee remuneration, and more.

 

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News and updates - Tax:


December 19, 2018

ITA Sharpens Procedures in Wake of New Tax Circular

Adv. Micky Barnea was featured in a follow-up article in Globes about the Income Tax Authority's new circular that changes the tax policy relating to capital-based compensation dependent on performance. According to Barnea, "The new circular stipulates that options allocated under an approved plan, submitted lawfully to the Tax Authority, may be discovered on judgment day as not being entitled to reduced capital taxation."

December 18, 2018

High-Tech Earthquake: Tax on Exercising Options for Employees Will Increase Upon Exit or Issue

Adv. Daniel Lorber, the head of our firm's Equity Incentives practice field, was interviewed by Globes on the Israel Tax Authority's latest decision. Instead of a capital gains tax rate of 25% on options granted to employees for exercise in the event of an exit or issue, the proceeds from such exercise will now be considered labor income, and therefore the tax liability may rise to 50%.

December 13, 2018

Companies Required to Amend Option Plans

A new circular by the Israel Tax Authority determines the terms for granting options to employees when the vesting of such options is contingent upon performance milestones or the occurrence of an IPO or exit event.

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