[Jerusalem] High court asked to annul 15% payroll levy

[Jerusalem] High court asked to annul 15% payroll levy
27 Jan 2021

A petition asking for the cancellation of the 15 per cent payroll levy for the employment of foreign workers in the construction industry has been submitted to the High Court, The Jerusalem Post reports.

The request for the levy to be annulled is based on the claim that the purpose of the levy no longer exists and, further, that there is reportedly discrimination against foreign workers employed in the construction industry with regard to foreign workers employed in the agriculture sector.

Eldad Nitzan - chairman of the Foreign Workers’ Manpower Corporations in the Construction Industry at the Chamber of Commerce - said, “The state imposes a levy of approximately NIS 350 million per year on the employment of approximately 16,500 foreign workers in the construction industry, while also increasing quotas for foreign workers.”

Source: The Jerusalem Post

(Quote via original reporting)

A petition asking for the cancellation of the 15 per cent payroll levy for the employment of foreign workers in the construction industry has been submitted to the High Court, The Jerusalem Post reports.

The request for the levy to be annulled is based on the claim that the purpose of the levy no longer exists and, further, that there is reportedly discrimination against foreign workers employed in the construction industry with regard to foreign workers employed in the agriculture sector.

Eldad Nitzan - chairman of the Foreign Workers’ Manpower Corporations in the Construction Industry at the Chamber of Commerce - said, “The state imposes a levy of approximately NIS 350 million per year on the employment of approximately 16,500 foreign workers in the construction industry, while also increasing quotas for foreign workers.”

Source: The Jerusalem Post

(Quote via original reporting)

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