Our business guide provides you with information about company creation, self-employment, the prospects in the marketplace and some tips on how to avoid problems.
How to register your business in Israel
Registering a business in Israel requires quite a bit of paperwork. According to the government, it takes between two and three months to register a company.
Business taxes in Israel
All businesses in Israel pay corporate taxes, capital gains taxes and value added taxes regardless of status (e.g. company, partnership, foreign company). If your business is a branch of a foreign corporation, you may have access to some exemptions and deductions.
Dos and Don'ts
Israeli businessmen are motivated and ambitious. Their schedules are busy, but they mix business with pleasure. Since many Israelis will respond more to a relationship-oriented meeting, you should treat your Israeli business partners more like friends than clients.
What to expect
If you're coming to Israel for a business meeting, the first thing you need to learn is to relax. Israelis have a casual attitude towards meetings and often will be late. However, you should know that Israelis are notoriously good negotiators.