Consumption/VAT/Sales Tax in Israel

Overview by
Nature of the Tax
VAT - (MA'AM in Hewbrew)
Standard Rate
Reduced Tax Rate
Export of products and certain services is not subjected to VAT.
Exclusion From Taxation
Goods as well as inclusive services are exempt from VAT for certain values of transactions of very small enterprises (defined as "The exempted Merchants") except the real estate transactions and sales of goods where VAT is not deductible. Export goods are zero-rated.
Method of Calculation, Declaration and Settlement
VAT rate is applied on the sale price. For imported goods, customs duties, purchase taxes as well as other taxes are also included for the calculation of VAT. Companies must register for VAT purposes. payment are monthly or bi-monthly.
Other Consumption Taxes
Tax on Capital gains from real-estate is applicable on the sale of the real estate.
Purchase tax is deducted on some imports or local industrial production. For additional information, consult the Finance Ministry.

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