Israel To Tax Foreign Companies’ Online Activities

Israel is to start collecting value added tax (VAT) and income taxes from foreign companies that do substantial business over the Internet in Israel.Under new guidelines issued by the Israel Tax Authority on Monday, foreign companies that operate websites and

A blimp reading ''Google must pay tax'' is seen floating over the Tel Aviv skyline April 3, 2016.

Lawmaker Puts Blimp Reading ‘Google Must Pay Tax’ Outside Company’s Tel Aviv Office

TEL AVIV – “Google must pay tax” was the slogan emblazoned on a blimp next to the Internet giant’s Tel Aviv offices on Sunday, launched by MK Yoav Kisch (Likud) to promote a bill he sponsored. Kisch, a pilot, is one of many activists seeking to close a loophole by which multinational corporations that do business in Israel avoid charging Israelis value-added tax by not registering in the country.

Google logo is seen on a wall at the entrance of the Google offices in Brussels on February 5, 2014.