Tax Exemption

Exemption From Withholding Tax for Foreign Residents

What conditions apply to qualify for the exemption?

According to Israeli law, a foreign resident who holds a bank account in Israel is required to sign a statement confirming foreign residency, as a condition for exemption from withholding tax.

הצהרת הלקוח/ה על היותו/ה תושב חוץ לעניין פקודת מס הכנסה

Foreign Residents' Declaration for purposes of the Income Tax Ordinance

(Déclaration du client sur son statut de résident étranger (* concernant la loi de l'impôt sur le revenu

When should the form be signed in order to receive the exemption?

When opening the account and subsequently, once every 3 years.

  • Since when has the law been in effect?
    Starting on 1.1.2009, a foreign resident who has not signed the form will be taxed on foreign currency interest, capital gains and certain profits from deposited securities
  • How is an account handled that has a number of partners?
    For an account registered in the name of several partners, each partner must sign a separate statement.
  • What should be done with the form?
    Fill out and sign the form and send it to the branch by mail, fax or by any other means.

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