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Several weeks ago a (consentual) tax ruling was published on the subject of employee options – voiding options that at the time of vesting were dependent on an exit event and reissuing them on the "trustee capital gains" track (a track in which the benefit value is not recognized as a tax deductible expenditure by the company, and the employee is subject to capital gains tax – limited
The world of cryptocurrencies is characterized by rapid change and extreme volatility. The moods of active crypto players swing in keeping with the surprising fluctuations of coin values. Our office has met with dozens of such clients, and in recent months with quite a number of groups who
The Delek Hungary court ruling has recently been published. The ruling (and the analysis it raises) is quite fascinating, but without going into the details of all issues raised, we feel it's important to mention here that ultimately, the court preferred to take the perspective of the objective at the basis of the various legal provisions rather than adhering to the letter of the law.
The Israel Supreme Court announced its ruling this month on the case of Gmul America Ltd. (CA 8934/16), concerning interpretation of Article 26, Relief from Double Taxation, of the Israel-US Tax Treaty (hereinafter the "Treaty"). The ruling overturned the District Court's decision on the case (Tax Appeal No. 49525-02-14).
A question that often arises when considering a legal entity for international business operations is whether to set up a subsidiary in a foreign country or a branch office (i.e. permanent establishment); that is, direct company operation in the target country. This question also arises among foreign clients wishing to operate in Israel.
The digital currency scene has heated up in 2017 due to the great increase in value of digital currencies, as well as significant developments in the area – primarily the wave of new "token" offerings that have joined the existing ones; as a result, today's trading platform includes some 1,600 different currencies.
The Tax Authority's first taxation decision on cryptocurrency was published this week, concerning record keeping of receipts from service provision received with decentralized coins. This decision was led by our office.
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