Overview

Our Tax Practice Group has been described by Chambers Global as follows: “the service given is of the highest level. The first thing to point out is the team’s uncompromising professionalism, coupled with the highest level of skill and competence”. And  in the words of The Legal 500: “professionalism, integrity and out-of-the-box thinking”, Our tax Practice Group offers clients a comprehensive service with regard to all types of transactions and activities.

We provide practical and effective tax advice designed to help clients make the right tax planning decisions, identify tax-efficient structures and develop effective tax strategies so as to prevent, or mitigate, any Israeli tax liability that may arise from their activities in Israel. We also have a strong tax disputes practice that has extensive experience in handling, negotiating and resolving tax investigations as well as disputed enforcement of Israeli tax law.

Our tax practice covers every aspect of corporate, partnership and individual taxation in Israel, including cross-border taxation, transfer pricing policies and the application of double taxation treaties. We provide specialist tax advice on a stand-alone basis or as an integral part of our representation of clients in cross-border and domestic transactions. Having extensive experience in the field of international taxation, when providing tax planning advice we are sensitive to the “home” tax considerations of our international clients.

We represent foreign publicly traded and private companies with representative offices, subsidiaries or some other kind of permanent base in Israel, domestic corporations, financial institutions, organisations, charities, nonprofit organisations and high net worth individuals and families on tax structuring and transactions spanning a wide range of activities and industries.

Recognition

  • The European Legal 500 2021: “S. Horowitz & Co has proven expertise in real estate tax, transfer pricing and the applicability of double taxation treaties. It also has an established corporate tax practice that deals with the tax structuring of various transactions, including M&A and investments.”
  • Chambers Global 2021: “Well-respected firm able to handle various tax matters for both international and domestic clients. Tax audits and VAT are two noted areas of particular strength. Has a strong reputation for its involvement in matters in the technology and real estate sectors and for its transactional work. The team is further noted for its aptitude in high-value litigation and representation before the Israel Tax Authority.”
  • The European Legal 500 2020: “S. Horowitz & Co’s tax practice is particularly dominant in the field of real estate and infrastructure, where it represent clients in VAT disputes, tax assessments and municipal tax liability claims, as well as providing general tax structuring advice. Other work includes assisting with cross-border tax structuring during corporate transactions; acting for individuals in voluntary disclosure cases; and advising fintech clients on the tax aspects of ICOs.”
  • Chambers Global 2020 describes S. Horowitz & Co. as: “Well-respected firm able to handle various tax matters for both international and domestic clients. Tax audits and VAT are two noted areas of particular strength. Has a strong reputation for its involvement in matters in the technology and real estate sectors and for its transactional work. The team is further noted for its aptitude in high-value litigation and representation before the Israel Tax Authority.”. In addition, the directory quotes the firm’s clients: “good at getting to the heart of a problem and finding a solution.”
  • The European Legal 500 2019: “In terms of ‘professionalism and client attention’, S. Horowitz & Co is considered ‘far superior to many of its competitors’.”
  • Chambers Global 2019: “One client identified the team’s strengths to be ‘uncompromising professionalism, coupled with the highest level of skill’. Another source added: ‘They are very knowledgeable, dedicated and attuned to the clients’ needs. I highly recommend this firm’.”
  • Chambers Global 2018: “The service given is of the highest level. The first thing to point out is the team’s uncompromising professionalism, coupled with the highest level of skill and competence.”
  • Chambers Global 2016 published a quote of one the firm’s clients: I have found the tax team to be extremely knowledgeable and able to provide sophisticated and commercially-minded advice.”
  • The European Legal 500 2015: “S. Horowitz & Co’s dedicated tax department is ‘knowledgeable, professional and helpful’. It handles the full range of taxation matters.”
  • Chambers Global 2015 describes S. Horowitz & Co. as: “Provides a comprehensive service, often working in close collaboration with other departments at the firm. Offers skills in both tax planning and contentious matters, and is regularly instructed by international clients on tax investigations. Also handles tax compliance for high net worth individuals.” 
  • Chambers Global 2014: “The firm is superb on tax litigation.” 
  • The European Legal 500 2013 highlighted S. Horowitz & Co.s’ “good acquitance with the tax authorities’ requirements and way of thinking” and “very professional and thorogh service”.
  • Chambers Global Client’s Guide 2011: “Excellent abilities in transactional taxation matters, both within Israel and on an international basis.”
  • Chambers Global Client’s Guide 2010: The lawyers at S. Horowitz give the best service possible for our needs.”