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Israel plans 1% VAT rate rise to 18%

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  • 12 April 2013 | Richard Asquith

Israel plans 1% VAT rate rise to 18%

The latest budget, published this week, has unveiled an Israeli VAT rise.  This increase is required to help reduce the government’s deficit.

The current Israeli VAT rate is 17%, following a 1% VAT rise in 2012.  The new rate will be 18% from 31 May 2013. There will also be cuts to spending, including a reduction in government employee salaries by up to 3%, and reductions in defense spend.  The VAT rise and proposed cuts will reduce the Israeli budget by 14bn shekels.


VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which this year won International Tax Review's Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard qualified as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.