Background and Expertise

After having sereved at the Ramle Assessment Office, Hagi joined the pre-ruling department headed by the former Deputy Commissioner of Income Tax Ms. Frida Israeli. In that capacity, he handled requests for pre-rulings from some of the largest companies in Israel. In 2000, Hagi was appointed by the Income Tax Commissioner as a member of the committee for the establishment of an international taxation unit at the Israeli Tax Authority, and later served as one of the founders of that unit. In that capacity, he handled all aspects of international taxation, including the issuing of pre-rulings, the handling of assessment files in international cases and the integration of international taxation issues in the various assessment offices. In addition, Hagi participated, inter alia, in the legislation of the largest international Tax reform, in the writing of circulars regarding international taxation, in the granting of pre-rulings and the handling of complex cases; Hagi also served as a liaison/consultant for the various assessment offices in the country.

Selected Professional Activities

Hagiserved as a lecturer on taxation in the Income Tax Authority’s inspectors’ courses, a lecturer in courses for tax consultants and a lecturer on taxation in the accounting track in the Ono Academic College. In addition, Hagi writes and responds as an expert in various taxation journals.

Role in the Firm

During 2004, Hagi left the public service and joined the firm. Hagi is responsible for the firm’s International Taxation department. In this capacity, Hagi is involved in handling transactions from beginning to end; he handles assessment negotiations with the Tax Authority and the receipt of pre – rulings for a variety of issues.

Professional Experience

Partner, “Artzi ,Hiba, Elmekiesse, Cohen” – Tax Solutions Ltd. (2006 to present).
Manager of the International Taxation department, “Artzi ,Hiba, Elmekiesse, Cohen” (2004 – 2006).
The International Taxation Unit of the Income Tax Authority (2001 – 2004).
National inspector in the Planning and Policy department – Income Tax Commission (1998 – 2000).
Inspector in the Corporate Unit of the Ramle Assessment Office (1995 – 1998).

Formal Education

Israeli Certified Public Accountants – C.P.A since 1999.
Advocate and member of the Israeli Bar Association – since 2008.
Bachelor’s degree (B.A) in Accounting and Business Administration – “College of Management”, Rishon LeZion.
Bachelor’s degree (B.A) in Law – “Shaarei Mishpat College”.

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