The order that makes small purchases in online out-of-state stores so lucrative may be canceled due to the deficit deficit
Like to shop from your PC or smartphone? It may soon be more expensive at 17 percent, even if you make sure not to cross the familiar 75 dollar threshold.
according to Reporting on the Globes website, The Treasury is considering the possibility of eliminating personal import tax exemptions of up to 75 dollars per order - with the immediate implication of such a move being a fixed addition of 17 percent (VAT) on each purchase of each product and any amount, plus additional possible purchase taxes in categories Certain products.
Undoubtedly, this exemption, alongside an order that eliminated the purchase taxes for much of consumer goods a few years ago, played a crucial role in turning online shopping into a quasi ספורט Leumi in Israel - with expected to be from 100 one million packages of personal imports from abroad in the current year.
If the exemption is indeed decided, with the aim of adding hundreds of millions of shekels to the state coffers to reduce the government deficit and without announcing a public and sweeping tax increase, it will certainly be interesting to examine how this will affect the buying habits of Israeli consumers - will we see a reduction in purchases from abroad Or alternatively, growth in larger and more expensive orders.
The fate of this decision is likely to be determined after the appointment of a new government and the appointment of a new finance minister, but as we face news of the deficit balancing on the one hand and assurances that there will be (seemingly) tax increases - the possibility of eliminating this benefit (much customary) Other Western countries, with varying thresholds that are even higher in some cases) are becoming more and more logical.