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Economy and Society: November 4, 2012

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Large discrepancies were found in the salaries of several senior Tel-Aviv-yafo municipality officials during an audit conducted by the Treasury’s civil-service wages director.  The discrepancies range from 3,000 to 14,000 NIS per employee and were, it seems, paid out of the city taxes (arnona) paid by the city’s residents.  The municipality and Histadrut Labour Union refuse to hand over their own data for inspection.

(Hebrew – The Marker)

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November 4th, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Local Government: May 25, 2012

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Despite a law passed over a year ago and  implemented by directives that partially exempt senior citizens who move from disability allowance to old age allowance from municipal taxes, municipalities unlawfully charge senior citizens the full rate.

(Hebrew)

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May 20th, 2012 at 9:23 am

Local Government: March 19, 2012

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The Sakhnin municipality raised the municipal tax rate (Arnona) collected between 2008-2010 without receiving the proper authority from the Ministry of Interior, thus illegally collecting 4.2 million NIS.

(Hebrew - Movement for Quality Government)

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March 19th, 2012 at 1:34 pm

Local Government: March 1‎‏9‏‎, 2012‎

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The Sakhnin Municipality raised the rates of municipal taxes during 2008-2010 without proper authorization from the ministry of interior, thereby illegally charging around NIS 4.2 milllion.

(Hebrew)

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March 19th, 2012 at 11:22 am

Political: 10 January, 2011

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An indictment was filed against Pe’er Wissner, deputy mayor of Tel Aviv and chair of the municipal Green party. Wissner is accused of forging a rental agreement between himself and a print-shop worker in the Nachalat Yitzchak neighborhood, for the purpose of changing the municipal tax classification for the property he owns, and thus reducing his municipal tax bill.

(Hebrew)

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January 10th, 2011 at 3:07 am