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  • 30-November-2022

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    Revenue Statistics: Key findings for Israel

    The OECD’s annual Revenue Statistics report found that the tax-to-GDP ratio in Israel increased by 2.7 percentage points from 29.6% in 2020 to 32.2% in 2021. Between 2020 and 2021, the OECD average increased from 33.6% to 34.1%.

  • 25-November-2022

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    The OECD Control System for waste recovery

    An update of the OECD database on transboundary movements of wastes is now available for download. Since 1992, transboundary movements of recyclable wastes between OECD countries are regulated by the Council Decision C(2001)107, which was established by the OECD Council, and designed as an agreement under Article 11 of the Basel Convention.

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  • 9-June-2022

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    Transfer Pricing Country Profiles

    These country profiles focus on countries' domestic legislation regarding key transfer pricing principles, including the arm's length principle, transfer pricing methods, comparability analysis, intangible property, intra-group services, cost contribution agreements, transfer pricing documentation, administrative approaches to avoiding and resolving disputes, safe harbours and other implementation measures.

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  • 16-July-2021

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    Reforming the taxation of housing in Israel

    This paper examines the taxation of housing in Israel, and proposes a set of reforms to improve the efficiency and fairness of the current system. Israel’s housing tax system faces similar problems to those of many other OECD countries. In particular, a bias arises in favour of owner-occupied property relative to rented property due to the non-taxation of imputed rents and most capital gains. That said, unlike many OECD countries, Israel taxes some owner-occupied capital gains (above a generous threshold) and generally does not allow mortgage interest relief for owner-occupied properties, reducing the extent of the distortion more than in many countries. As with most OECD countries, Israel levies highly distortionary transaction taxes, although a zero-rate band significantly limits the number of owner-occupied house purchases subject to the tax. Additionally, Israel’s recurrent property tax (the Arnona) faces a number of design problems, while the tax rules for rental income are complex and subject to significant tax evasion. To address these concerns, a reform package is proposed that involves a gradual and broadly revenue-neutral shift away from transaction taxes towards recurrent taxation of residential property, via increases in both the recurrent property tax and rental income taxation. The redesign of the recurrent property tax from an area-based to a market value-based tax is also proposed, as are a number of more technical reforms.
  • 15-June-2021

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    OECD Skills Outlook 2021: How does Israel compare?

    The Skills Outlook Country Profile details key indicators to assess the extent to which Israel is able to provide strong foundations for lifelong learning; promote effective transitions into further education, training and the labour market and engage adults in learning. It also evaluates the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on adult learning and the labour market.

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  • 6-October-2020

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    Israel: Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD

    Biography of the Ambassador of Israel to the OECD

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  • 23-September-2020

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    Israel: keep supporting households and firms, and accelerate structural reforms to spur recovery from COVID-19

    After a decade of robust growth that lifted employment and well-being, the COVID-19 pandemic has thrust Israel, like most countries into a severe economic shock, adding to long-standing challenges, according to a new OECD report.

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  • 24-June-2020

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    Over the Rainbow? The Road to LGBTI Inclusion - How does Israel compare?

    This note provides a comprehensive overview of the extent to which laws in Israel and OECD countries ensure equal treatment of LGBTI people, and of the complementary policies that could help foster LGBTI inclusion.

  • 9-March-2020

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    How's life in Israel?

    This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2020.

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  • 14-November-2019

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    Fit for the future: learning from the COVID-19 crisis to reinforce democratic governance, OECD Roundtable

    The roundtable will launch the OECD's Government at a Glance 2021, a flagship OECD report which provides a comprehensive set of rigorous, internationally comparable data on government resources, activities and results in OECD countries and beyond.

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