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Income Tax Levels 2020 – Tax Rates in Israel per Individual (Including Employee or Self-Employed)

An individual, including an employee or self-employed, is required to pay tax on his income according to the level of income tax levels for a year in which the income was generated or accrued. The tax is calculated in annual terms, although in practice it is deducted from the employee’s salary each month.

The purpose of the article is to explain what the tax brackets are, how they are calculated, and other information.

What are income tax brackets?

Income tax in Israel on an individual (employee, self-employed, or person who has other income that is not necessarily from work or business or occupation) is calculated according to income tax levels. The taxation method is progressive – the higher the income, the higher the tax rate on that part of the income.

Income tax brackets (In Hebrew: « Madregot Mas Hachnasa », מדרגות מס הכנסה) are ranks or strata of income, so each stratum is taxed at a different rate which is higher with an increase in the individual’s wage. In fact, the income tax bracket is a range of wages, for which the wage range is taxed at the rate determined by the law.

The tax is levied on the taxable income, which is income after deductions, offsets, and exemptions allowed under the law and before the tax credits. After calculating the tax according to the steps, it is possible to calculate whether the same person is entitled to a tax reduction due to various credits under the law. Finally, the final tax that the person has to pay is calculated.

Nevertheless, an individual may pay tax not according to income tax brackets, if it is income for which there is taxation by another method (such as a uniform rate of the entire amount of income).

In addition, income tax brackets take into account, among other things, what the income was received from. If the income was received from personal exertion or not from personal exertion, when on personal exertion there are stairs with a lower rate.

Target population – who must?

Income tax according to income tax levels is imposed on all of the following:

  • An individual resident in Israel – income from all sources according to the law, which was produced or grown in Israel or outside Israel.
  • An individual foreign resident – income from all sources according to the law, produced or grown in Israel.

Amount of income tax brackets 2020

As previously written, income tax brackets are calculated according to 2 sources of income:

  • Income from personal exertion.
  • Income from Non-personal exertion.

However, first of all, it is important to say that income tax is a tax calculated on an annual basis and not a monthly basis.

1. Tax brackets on income from personal exertion

Personal income – all income as a result of work or effort. Including: income from work, income from a business or occupation, a pension from a previous employer (budgetary pension), a pension from a provident fund, survivors’ pension, disability pension, a pension paid from Bituach Leumi, severance pay, retirement grant or death grant, The amount of capitalization of benefits above, income from the rent that at least 10 years before the rent was used as personal income, business or occupation.

These are the tax rates:

Monthly income (monthly tax brackets)Annual income (annual tax brackets)Tax rate
Up to 6,330 NISUp to 75,960 NIS10%
6,331 NIS – 9,080 NIS75,961 NIS – 108,960 NIS14%
9,081 NIS – 14,580 NIS108,961 NIS – 174,960 NIS20%
14,581 NIS – 20,260 NIS174,961 NIS – 243,120 NIS31%
20,261 NIS – 42,160 NIS243,121 NIS – 505,920 NIS35%
42,161 NIS or more505,921 NIS or more47%
Tax brackets on income from personal exertion

In addition, a person who has an annual income above NIS 651,600 (approximately NIS 54,300 per month), must pay tax on high income (additional tax) plus 3%. That is, the total tax on high income is 50% (47% + 3%).

example:

A person earns NIS 10,000 a month in income as a result of work. What is the amount of tax he will pay?

  • For the salary up to NIS 6,330, he will pay 10% – that is, NIS 633.
  • For the salary between NIS 6,331 and NIS 9,080 (a total of NIS 2,750), he will pay 14% – that is, NIS 385.
  • For the salary between NIS 9,081 and up to NIS 10,000 (NIS 920), he will pay 20% – that is, NIS 184.
  • The total income tax that one must pay in a month is NIS 1,202.

However, from this amount, it is possible to reduce the credits that the same person is entitled to: tax credit points, a tax credit for pension provision, tax benefits for different localities, and more.

2. Tax brackets on income from non-personal exertion

Non-personal income – all other income from non-personal exertion. Including: rent for a residential apartment, etc.

These are the tax rates:

Monthly income (monthly tax brackets)Annual income (annual tax brackets)Tax rate
Up to 20,260 NISUp to 243,120 NIS31%
20,261 NIS – 42,160 NIS243,121 NIS – 505,920 NIS35%
42,161 NIS or more505,921 NIS or more47%
Tax brackets on income from non-personal exertion

In addition, a person who has an annual income above NIS 651,600 (approximately NIS 54,300 per month), must pay tax on high income plus 3%. That is, the total tax on high income is 50% (47% + 3%).

A person who has reached the age of 60 during the tax year is entitled to the tax payment according to tax brackets on personal income – even if in practice they were created not personal income.

More info

  • Income tax levels are updated every year according to the change in the consumer price index (inflation) – a positive change means that the amounts are updated upwards and therefore the tax that has to be paid is expected to be lower at the same wage levels.
  • An employee who paid more tax than he owed, or was entitled to various credits and did not receive them, may apply for an income tax refund after the end of the year.
  • An employee who works in several jobs or receives income from several sources, needs to make an income tax adjustment in order to pay tax correctly and so that employers do not deduct according to the maximum rate.
  • Income tax credit points, credit for pension provisions, and others – these are credits that can reduce the amount of tax calculated according to the tax brackets.

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