Ariav forms panel to examine Tax Authority

Chief among the committee's duties will be to decide if the income tax department and the customs department should remain as one branch within the Tax Authority.

By MATTHEW KRIEGER
May 15, 2007 07:33
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Yarom Ariav 88 298

Yarom Ariav 88 298. (photo credit: Courtesy Photo)

 
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Director-general of the Finance Ministry Yarom Ariav said Monday a committee was formed to examine the organizational structure of the troubled Israel Tax Authority. Additionally, he said, until the committee concludes its investigation, the board that is responsible for choosing a new permanent head of the Tax Authority will suspend its activities and Yehuda Nasradishi will continue to serve as interim director. Nasradishi assumed command of the Tax Authority on April 6, taking over for Dr. Yossi Bachar, who served as interim director for a limited three-month term in place of Jackie Matza, who had been arrested in connection with a tax corruption scandal in January. The committee will be headed by the accountant Yitzhak Suari and will also include Yoni Kaplan, the former head of the Tax Authority's income tax department, Yosi Kutchik,the former director-general of the Prime Minister's office and the accountant Avidor Avni. Chief among the committee's duties will be to decide if the income tax department and the customs department should remain as one branch within the Tax Authority as they have been since September of 2003, or if they should be broken into separate units. "For four years we have had this structure and we have had sufficient time to determine if it has been successful or not, and now is the time where we will decide to continue or to change the situation," Ariav wrote in a letter he sent to the members of the new committee.

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