Financial Planning

General Tax Issues When Making Aliyah from Canada

2017-06-25T13:07:59+00:00 Financial Planning, Taxes in Israel & Overseas|

Becoming a non-resident of Canada will generally not affect your citizenship status in Canada. Canada does not typically ask people who become non-residents to give up their citizenship. However, your change in residency status will significantly change the manner in which you are taxed by Canada. How? For starters, Canadian residents are taxed on their worldwide income while non-residents are taxed only on their Canadian-source income.

Making Aliyah from the UK – Tax Considerations

2017-03-15T11:02:21+00:00 Financial Planning, Taxes in Israel & Overseas|

Welcome to Israel! Making Aliyah can be a daunting prospect, and all the more so when you're entering a new tax regime, i.e. that of Israel. This article is to help you consider some of the issues from the UK point of view, although we will touch on some of the Israeli aspects. It goes without saying that bespoke advice should be taken for each individual circumstance.

Making Aliyah and Juggling Debt, Loans or a Mortgage

2017-06-04T11:10:10+00:00 Financial Planning|

Living in Israel is awesome – and for many people it is a true dream come true. To make the dream of living in Israel a reality, there are many practical steps that one must take to ensure successful absorption into Israeli society. From my experience, having proper expectations is one of the key ingredients to a successful Aliyah.

Wills & Inheritance – Where There’s a Will There’s a Way

2017-08-17T08:51:45+00:00 Financial Planning, Life Cycle Events|

What arrangements can be made in a Will? Does it matter if you already have a will that you executed abroad? What happens if you don’t have a will? Learn about Israeli laws regarding to wills and inheritance.

Israeli Trust Law

2017-03-15T14:06:19+00:00 Financial Planning, Taxes in Israel & Overseas|

What is a Trust? Someone (Grantor/Settlor) can create a trust by signing a trust deed in which he transfers legal title of his assets to a trustee, whom he designates in the trust deed. The trustee, while having legal title to the assets, has no beneficial entitlement from the assets. The trust deed names beneficiaries, who do not have legal title to the assets, but are able to enjoy the income and the assets in accordance with the terms and conditions under the trust deed.

Taxation of New Immigrants Rules in Israel

2018-01-08T11:03:04+00:00 Financial Planning, Taxes in Israel & Overseas|

New immigrants and returning citizens are entitled to various benefits granted by the Israeli Income Tax Ordinance. These benefits were extended in 2008 in commemoration of Israel's 60th anniversary to try further to provide incentives for Jews to make Aliyah. A returning citizen is someone who has either resided overseas for at least 10 years;

When to Convert Your Foreign Currency in Shekels

2017-02-01T11:40:14+00:00 Financial Planning|

If you are about to realize your dream of Aliyah – Mazal Tov!  It is an amazing and huge step that hopefully will add much happiness and meaning to your life. But with all the practical, immediate details that you are finalizing now, you also need to consider the longer-term financial ramifications of switching countries – and currencies – to ensure your continued financial stability.

The ABC’s of Aliyah Financial Planning

2015-04-29T10:01:49+00:00 Financial Planning, Getting Started and Planning Aliyah|

Making Aliyah is a huge decision, but one that has the potential to enrich your life in countless ways. In order to ensure that your move is as smooth as possible from a financial perspective, there are many elements that you need to plan and organize.

Money Changers in Israel: Are They Safe?

2017-02-01T11:53:59+00:00 Financial Planning|

It is not unheard of for people to lose their money to money changers. Some may wonder how that is possible if a customer just walks into a money changer with cash of one currency in exchange for the cash of another currency. Truth be told, there is really no risk to the customer if a customer merely changes cash for cash, absent counterfeit money and/or unfair rates.