New Ptor from Mikdamot

June 21, 2009

I got a notice in the mail saying:

Re: Postponement (Hash-hayah) of Increase of Prepayments for Tax year 2009

Your 2008 tax return was received in your file.

We see that it justifies increasing your pre-payments to 16%

according to clause 180 B 1 in the Income Tax Code.

Please check the correctness of these details, because if you do not do so by 3 July 2009, that increase will be activated.

Now, this surprises me, because, as my loyal blog readers know, I made much less than the 50,000 NIS ceiling requiring pre-payments (in fact, requiring payments at all!), and I was told that I would NOT need to make prepayments.

I assume this is just the system justifying itself.

Anyway, I found a great blog that explains what to do in plain English:-), so I found the post that talks about submitting a request for an exemption (ptor) from prepayments. Unfortunately, I had not written the name, phone number, or fax number of the person I needed to be in touch with, so hoping that she won’t retire by next year, here is the info:

For Jerusalem area small businesses (NOT Jerusalem itself!) you have to use Pkid Shuma Yerushalayim Shtayim (#2) which is near the Tachana Merkazit (actually, next to Center One)

Hebrew info page:

So I filled out the form 2216/א at, called 02-5019203, spoke to Gilad (probably Tekoa, the Deputy Tax Assessor) who told me to send a fax to “Attention: Dafna” at 02-5019250.

My guess is that that will do the trick.

I will bli neder report back here when I get the official letter saying that in fact I am exempt from prepayments, or if they decide that I must prepay.

If anyone wants me to spend time translating Form 2216A, please ask.

A little update about Mas Hachnassa (specifically, getting a ptor from Mikdamot)

April 6, 2008

As you might remember, i was told during my consultation at Mas hachnasa that I probably will be awarded a ptor (release) from paying mikdamot (monthly prepayments) because I expect to make less than 50,000 NIS this year.

As I wrote:

  1. If you project to make less than the minimum to require tax payment, you can disregard the Pinkas Mikdamot (pre-pay tax stub booklet) and request to be relieved of prepaying at the Gvia department. (I’ll blog about my doing this, of course).

Anyway, if I remember correctly, I sent an email or filled out a contact form at the Mas Hachnasa website, and got an email back to fill out form 2216/א at and give to the Goveh Rashi  (chief tax collector) at the relevant office. So I downloaded it, filled it out, and started trying to figure out which is the relevant office, and who is the goveh rashi there, and how can I get this form to him in the easiest acceptable way (=fax or scan and email).

I called up the number Ms. Ciwi mentioned (quoted in my last post here) and found out that they only answer the phone between 8 and 1. Or, perhaps more logically, they will not answer the phone at any time besides then (talmudists will realize that they might not answer between 8 and 1…)

I hope to report here success in getting my ptor. Meanwhile, I continue to not pay my mikdamot, hoping that inaction now will not cause me more required action later…