Implementing FATCA by Israeli Banks

FATCA Compliance. FATCA, The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act was legislated in May 2010 and entered into force In July 2014. FATCA obliges U.S. taxpayers, namely American passport holders and American social security number owners, to report foreign financial accounts, whose value exceeds 10,000 dollars, and offshore assets to the IRS (Internal Revenue Service). It also obliges foreign financial […]

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Enforcing Foreign Judgments in Israel

To succeed in enforcing foreign judgments in Israel, the judgment must be accepted by an Israeli court. The acceptance and enforcement of Judgments made by foreign judiciaries in Israel is performed in accordance with The Foreign Judgments Enforcement Law – 1958. The statute relates to judgments regarding civil matters, meaning noncriminal and matters not within public law. This includes judgments […]

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Registering a Corporation in Israel

The authority responsible for registering a corporation in Israel is Israel’s Companies Registrar. This article focuses on the formation of limited liability companies (LLC). Limited liability companies protect their shareholders from turning into debtors of all the company’s debts. Therefore, upon establishing a limited liability company, the shareholders must pay the company’s debt only up […]

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