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Ratification of the New Tax Treaty between Israel and Australia

3 February 2020

Further to our client update published in March 2019, in which we provided details as to the new tax treaty between Australia and Israel (the “Treaty”), we would like to inform you that on December 15, 2019, the Minister of Finance signed an order ratifying the Treaty, which accordingly come into force on January 1, 2020.

The Treaty gives greater certainty to Israeli and Australian alike, as to how to resolve conflicts and inconsistencies between the Israeli and the Australian rules on important matters of tax residency and taxable presence (permanent establishment).

The purpose of the new Treaty is to eliminate double taxation with respect to taxes on income, without creating opportunities for non-taxation or reduced taxation through tax evasion or avoidance.

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