There are several important classes of income that are tax-exempt.
Income of a Disabled Person - 100%The income of a person with a 100% disability or that of a person with a 90% degree of blindness is exempt from tax to an annual limit of NIS 661,200.
This figure is true of an individual's earned income (salary, business).
Passive income (rent, interest and the like) is exempt up to NIS 79,320 per annum.
AllowancesThe following allowances are exempt from tax:
1) An allowance for war injury or for a injury suffered as a result of enemy action.
2) Disability allowances and old-age pension that are paid by the National Insurance Institute.
3) Allowances from countries outside Israel that are payable in Israel.
Rent from a Residential ApartmentIn order to encourage the rental of empty flats while maintaining rents at a reasonably low tax, in tax year 2023 an exemption is allowed on an apartment rented for residential purposes up to a limit of NIS 5,471 a month.
Profit on the Sale of an ApartmentThe profit from the sale of an apartment, subject to certain conditions, is, in most cases, tax-exempt. There are two principles of law that apply to most cases of a tax-exempt sale of a residential apartment:
1)The sale is of a single residential apartment, that is that you have no other apartment.
2)If the sale price is less than IS 4.455 million.
The exemption applies to non-residents too if they do not own a flat in their residence country.
Prizes, Inheritances and GiftsPrizes, such as a win in a lottery up to a limit, inheritances and gifts that are received other than as a result of a business relationship, are tax-exempt in Israel.
(Prizes & lottery, only up to IS 32,760 IS per lottery are tax exempt).
Severance PayAn employed person in Israel is entitled to severance pay at the rate of one monthly salary for each year that he has worked.
The limit of the monthly sum that is exempt from tax is NIS 13,310.
If the gross salary, which represents the basis for severance pay is higher than this, the difference will be taxable.
Note: The information in this site is for general guidance only. Users of this site are advised to take professional advice before taking practical tax decisions.
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