New Israeli Tax Authority Regulation for Mutual Agreement Procedure under Double Taxation Avoidance Agreements
The Israeli Tax Authority (ITA) has released a new regulation, No. 01/2023, replacing the old No. 23/2001, for Israeli taxpayers who wish to utilize the mutual agreement procedure in accordance with Israel’s double taxation avoidance agreements.
- A request to initiate the mutual agreement procedure must be submitted to the ITA within 3 years from the date when the taxpayer was first notified of an action that led to taxation not in accordance with the tax agreement.
- If the ITA decides to initiate the mutual agreement procedure, it may require the applicant to provide guarantees regarding their tax payments.
- The ITA may agree to initiate the mutual agreement procedure in case of disagreements concerning the applicability of anti-tax avoidance provisions (GAAR) in the tax agreement or domestic legislation.
- Disagreements regarding the calculation of foreign taxes paid will not be considered under the reconciliation procedure, as such offsets are governed by domestic legislation.
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