Workers earning less than NIS 5,000 gross per month will pay negative income tax,
according to a bill that the Knesset passed through a preliminary reading Wednesday.
Although the government is opposed to the bill, which was initiated by MK Silvan Shalom (Likud), 58 MKs voted in favor of it.
Negative income tax is a type of benefit intended for low-income workers. People who are employed cannot benefit from it.