Corporate tax, on the other hand, rose from around 13.5% to 15.5% in the same period, while the share from income tax--a progressive policy tool--dropped from 35% to 26.6%.
Arnona discounts amounted to 26 percent of the total, with 40% of the discounts going to residents of low-socioeconomic-status neighborhoods.
The government currently is functioning on a month-to-month basis based on the 2014 budget and the deficit for the year is actually expected to hit close to the original 2.5% target
Poll shows 60% of Israelis oppose increased defense spending at expense of welfare, 44% opposed to Lapid's 0 VAT plan.
CBS report finds housing prices up 95% since 2007; prices rose 8.2% over past year, since Lapid became finance minister.