Client Update | Option Tax Ruling | Taxation of Awards Granted to Relocating Employees

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Client Update | Option Tax Ruling | Taxation of Awards Granted to Relocating Employees

On May 28, 2017, the Israeli Tax Authority (the “ITA“) published a summary tax ruling in respect of the taxation of options and RSUs granted to relocated employees (the “Ruling“). Although these types of rulings have been granted by the ITA over the past few years, this is the first time the ruling is being published as part of the public summary tax rulings on the ITA’s Internet site and therefore represents a clear position of the ITA as to the taxation of such awards.

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