Closing the Courts to Tax Evaders

A plan to find new state revenue would crack down on tax evaders, limiting a Supreme Court ruling that citizens can demand state compensation for expenses they did not report.

The pressure on the government to find new sources ofincome to cover the huge deficits anticipated in the 2013 and 2014 budgets yielded its first fruits this week with the release of recommendations by a committee headed by Israel Tax Authority director general Doron Arbely. Armed with an extensive plan to wage war on Israel's black market, Arbely laid out how the state can bring in an additional NIS 6...