September 4, 2016
The Israel Tax Authority is targeting homeowners who rent out their properties to tourists, after finding that more than 30 percent of them had not reported their income from short-term leases. As part of a broadly based effort to combat tax evasion and black market capital, the authority has been conducting snap audits in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Haifa and Eilat of short-term lessors, many of whom work through Airbnb — the web-based service that pairs homeowners and short-term tenants….