About Jacky Matza

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CONTACT DETAILS

132 Begin Menachem Rd TEL AVIV-JAFFA‏

Azrieli Center, Square Tower, 35th floor

Tel. +972-3-6951566

fax. +972-3-6951578

mail: office@matza.org.il

Areas of Practice: Taxes, Tax Planning, Tax Consulting, Corporate Taxation, International Taxation, Real Estate Taxation, Land Betterment Tax, Individual Taxation, Capital Market Taxation, Indirect Taxation, Taxation and Benefits for New Immigrants, Taxation and Benefits for Returning Residents, Taxation of Foreign Residents, Pre-Ruling, Criminal Proceedings – Consulting, Voluntary Disclosure, Preparation of Tax Reports, Mergers and Acquisitions, Liquidations, Wealth Management, Trusts, Employee Compensation, Stock Option Plans, Incentives, Expert Opinion for the Court, Representation before The Tax Authorities.

Industries: Corporations, Government Companies, Public Companies, International Corporations, Investment Companies, Start-Up Companies, Capital Markets, Financial Services, Non-Profit Organizations, Public Institutions, Free Professions, Law Offices, Self-Employed, Partnerships, Family Businesses, Local Authorities

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and Municipal Associations, Trade and Services, Representatives of Foreign Companies, Foreign Residents, Hedge Funds, Venture Capital Funds, Mutual Funds, Provident Funds, Industry, Real Estate, Infrastructure.

Profile: Jacky Matza Consultancy Taxes and Investments is a boutique firm specializing in innovating, creative and comprehensive tax solutions. The firm offers a range of professional services in the field of taxation, step by step assistance in transaction planning, representation and dealing with tax authorities in Israel. The firm handles both civil and criminal tax related cases.

Profile: Jacky Matza Consultancy Taxes and Investments is a boutique firm specializing in innovating, creative and comprehensive tax solutions. The firm offers a range of professional services in the field of taxation, step by step assistance in transaction planning, representation and dealing with tax authorities in Israel. The firm handles both civil and criminal tax related cases. Since Jacky Matza finished his term as Head of the Israel Tax Authority, he has been implementing skills learned in his previous roles at the Tax Authority, Income Tax Department and Real Estate Taxation Department (Head of the Tax Authority, VP of the Professional Division and Deputy to the Income 

Tax Commissioner –  Investigations and Intelligence), and the vast and unique experience gathered over years in his fields of expertise: Income Tax, International Taxation, Real Estate Taxation, and VAT.

The firm offers its clients professional, creative, dedicated and meticulous service, based on a personal and discreet relationship with the client until optimal results are obtained. The firm has an extensive and excellent track record in dealing with the Tax Authority. Our clients receive our utmost personal care while we make sure to achieve the best possible results for their tax affairs. We stand out in our thinking, creatively working around complex problems to arrive at custom tailored tax solutions. We are versed in all taxation fields, and are regularly updated of all new legislation, court rulings, tax regulations and precedents.

The Jacky Matza Consultancy Taxes and Investments firm accompanies and consults many leading Israeli organizations and corporations in all their tax matters, as well as individuals and private investors operating in Israel and abroad, and foreign investors operating in Israel. In addition, the firm handles tax planning for corporations and individuals, accompaniment of complex transactions, and effective representation before the tax authorities in civil and criminal matters (assessment procedures, tax penalties, voluntary disclosure). We are especially successful in obtaining pre-ruling authorizations from the Tax Authority, particularly in organizational restructuring (mergers, separations and asset transfers). The firm provides accounting firms and law firms with regular tax services and transaction oversight.

Areas of Specialization

Income Tax – extensive experience in a range of fields relating to income tax: obtaining pre-ruling authorizations, step by step assistance through complex transactions and effective representation in all tax procedures.

Pre-Ruling / Private Letter Ruling – the firm has shown excellent performance and success rates in obtaining pre-ruling authorizations.

International Taxation – the firm handles the many aspects of international taxation, accompaniment of international transactions, and consultancy for tax treaties and tax haven issues.

Real Estate Taxation – combined transactions, urban renewal projects, assistance to real estate purchasing groups, National Outline Plan 38 related issues, real estate options, real estate purchase tax, tax exemption, dissolution of joint property ownership, real estate inheritance.

VAT – the firm specializes in VAT related representation and consultancy for complex transactions. We assist and represent clients in court and VAT procedures, until a beneficial settlement is reached.

Criminal Taxation – we provide legal representation in criminal procedures for all tax offenses, including income tax, real estate taxation, and VAT.

Family Office – the firm provides clients with services of professional management of property and family office, offering long term tax planning solutions for our clients and their families. The firm uses a broad perspective for family fortune management, calculating many latitudinal aspects covering various taxation issues, including international taxation and taxation of trusts.

Firm Owner

Matza Jacky Israeli license. Member of the Institute of CPAs in Israel.

Academic Degrees: Economics and Accounting, B.A. Law, LL.B.

Professional Experience: An expert in Israeli and international tax. Mr. Matza accompanies and consults many leading Israeli organizations and corporations in all their tax matters, as well as individuals and private investors operating in Israel and abroad, and foreign investors operating in Israel. In addition, he handles tax planning for corporations and individuals, accompaniment of complex transactions, and effective representation before the tax authorities in civil and criminal matters (assessment procedures, tax penalties, voluntary disclosure). He is especially successful in obtaining pre-ruling authorizations from the Tax Authority, particularly in organizational restructuring (mergers, separations and asset transfers).

Positions: Jacky Matza, CPA and jurist, is the former head of the Israel Tax Authority, where he was in charge of steering the country’s tax policy and the chief executive of all Tax Authority departments: Income Tax, Investigations, VAT, Real Estate Taxation and Property Tax and Customs. While heading the Tax Authority, Mr. Matza received the Prime Minister’s Badge, honoring the authority’s legislative activity, and its involvement in compensation through property tax following the Second Lebanon War. Prior to this, Matza served as VP for professional matters, and as Director of the Tax Authority’s Professional Division. In this capacity, he led Israel’s tax legislation, both in direct and indirect taxation law. Matza was in charge of setting the professional policy in the Authority, of supervising the professional aspects of the Coordinators’ work at the income tax, real estate taxation and VAT offices and also of the International Taxation Department. As head of the Tax Authority Matza led negotiations with foreign tax authorities for the signing of double tax avoidance treaties. In this role, he also chaired the Committee on Pre-ruling. Matza was head of the Pre-Ruling Institute, which administered hundreds of taxation rulings. Matza headed the Investigations and Intelligence Department at the Income and Real Estate Taxation Department, and was Deputy to the Income Tax Investigations Commissioner. There, within a committee, Matza set the guidelines for tax penalty procedures, headed the investigative and intelligence operations of the department, and also headed the national tax penalty committee. He also set the guidelines for voluntary disclosure processes. Matza oversaw the management of hundreds of tax offense investigations, and also the field of criminal consultancy working with civilian assessment clerks. Since ending his term as Head of the Tax Authority, Matza has been implementing skills learned in his previous roles at the Tax Authority, Income Tax Department and Real Estate Taxation Department (Head of the Tax Authority, VP of the Professional Division and Deputy to the Income Tax Commissioner – Investigations and Intelligence), and the vast and unique experience gathered over years in his fields of expertise: Income Tax, International Taxation, Real Estate Taxation, and VAT. In addition, Matza served as a member of the Tel Aviv District Committee at the Institute of CPAs in Israel as well as the coordinator of the Further Education Committee

Teaching Positions: A Senior lecturer at several leading academic institutions, and a regular lecturer at conventions and conferences of the Institute of CPAs in Israel and other organizations.. At the Tax Authority he oversaw the Income Tax Controllers Program.

Books and Articles: Author of dozens of professional circulars and articles in the field of direct and indirect taxes published in professional magazines and national newspapers.

Email Address: jacky@matza.org.il