Afiklaw 256 09.05.2018

Afiklaw 256 09.05.2018


Legislative Updates

April 22, 2018

Issuance of options in a foreign company to employees of its Israeli subsidiary may be deemed an income of the Israeli subsidiary

An Israeli company wholly owned by a US company acted as a research and development center for the parent company in exchange for reimbursement of costs with a defined profit (Cost Plus model). In addition, the parent granted the employees of the Israeli subsidiary options to purchase shares of the parent company. The Tax Authority demanded to tax the Israeli company for the cost of the options ...

April 24, 2018

The business judgement rule prevents intervening with a board decision even if it may be erroneous

A shareholder of a company that develops aviation products demanded that the company's board of directors submit a derivative claim against a third party but the board refused...

April 25, 2018

An arbitration award given against a company that entered liquidation will be reviewed by the liquidator as any other debt

A company and a third party held arbitration proceedings but prior to the company paying its debt it entered into stay of proceedings status...

March 26, 2018

Tips received by restaurant employees are salary including for purpose of tax payment and employees benefits

Many employers in the restaurants industry do not pay the service providers (waiters and others) but only pay the minimum wage to the extent that the "tips" the waiter receives do not reach that amount. Amounts above the minimum wage reach the waiter, but are not reported to the Tax Authority...

April 12, 2018

An individual guarantor shall be exempt from the guarantee if the guarantee does not stipulate a fixed amount

A bank demanded immediate repayment of debts of a company which ceased its activity and demanded the funds also against the signatory of the company who signed a guarantee...

April 10, 2018

A receiver may not act to convince purchasers to make low offers in order to finalize the sale as soon as possible

For the purpose of realizing an apartment two lawyers were appointed as receivers to carry out an auction and one of them approached a bidder to make a bid considerably lower than the appraiser's assessment of the apartment telling him that it is intended to quickly finalize the sale...