Updates and Enddates

June 18, 2013

Shalom loyal fans!
I haven’t posted here in over two years! I apologize, but I think there evidently is enough information already on the blog to help 90% of the people and issues that they have.

But I have quite a few things to say, not necessarily in this order:

1. Doch Shnati Annual Tax Return deadline has been fluidly postponed again this year. It is the end of June, so you have some time yet.

2. I just called Mas Hachnassa, and they said I do not have to appear in person at their office to submit my printout of my doch. I can put both copies in the mail (my office is Jaffa Road 236, Jerusalem) and they will stamp my copy and mail it back to me. Kewel!

3. That printout is from the online doch shnati that everyone has to do nowadays. I never posted about it (tsk tsk). It really is quite easy. Some tips:
a. use Microsoft Internet Explorer (probably impossible otherwise).
b. Prepare the doch on paper first, so all you have to do is copy. Otherwise, you will spend too much time on line and perhaps lose your work.
c. Save frequently.
d. Other suggestions all apply as before, when completing the doch by hand old fashioned.

4. (Hidden sneakingly) I closed my tik! Because when doing my USA taxes for that $1000 a kid kickback, my accountant told me that an atzmai has to pay a $1000 fee to the IRS! So when you factor this in, the luxury of having an Israeli tik without having enough clients that require it can be very expensive.

I also got a j-o-b, so I am making money without needing a tik, so that pretty much clinched it.

If I will ever want to open a tik again, I can simply google “opening a tik” and find a dozen videos about the Simpsons (?) I mean, “opening a tik at mas hachnassa”, and find a whole bunch of information that some kinds soul wrote since February 2008…

5. Closing a tik, btw, is also easy and not scary.
a. Go to VAT offices on Kanfei Nesharim 66 (not 236 Jaffa). This is even if you are an osek patur, that is, had nothing to do with VAT de facto.
b. Tell them you want to close your tik. You will fill out a form and undergo a short meetign with a nice clerk. In fact, iirc, I filled out the form with the clerk’s help.
c. When you get your copy of what they give you, go downstairs to the modi’in, tell them you closed your tik in Ma’am and need to close it in Mas Hachnasa, they give you a form to fill out, you do that, submit it, and voila! You’re done. NOTE: I did this in Kanfei Nesharim even though I am really affiliated with Jaffa 236. I just wrote in big letters (as someone told me to) “Chuliyah 46” or whatever the number was, and they said it would get there in internal mail.

There you go, kind and faithful readers!
I hope this blog will continue to help people, and please continue to write if you have any questions. Even though I am no longer in the game, I still remember the rules, and as they say, “those who know, do, those who don’t so, teach.” Or something like that.


My first official steps

February 25, 2008

After consulting with my friend Rodan Gordon and others, and spending frustrating hours on relevant websites, I made plans to open up my file in Maam and Mas Hachnasa and Bituach Leumi.

I was all set to go the the Maam ofices at Kanfei Nesharim street 66 and then to the Mas Hachnasa office at Center 1, in spite of there being a Mas Hachnasa office in Kanfei Nesharim 66, because I was led to believe that as a Maale Adumim resident, the Kanfei Nesharim Tax clerks would not give me the time of day, and I would only get service at Center 1. However, I was happily informed that in spite of the [hand written] sign in the first Mas Hachnassa office I was directed to asserting that Maale Adumim residents are persona non grata, that is only for gvia or tium mas or some other officialness that I will have to deal with in the future. Today, assured me the guard at Kanfei (who doubles as Modiin – information), I could OPEN a tik atzmaim in Mas Hachnassa here, floor three or minus one.

Then I sat down to write this entry (free electrical outlet in the entry hall at Kanfei; false Wifi though) and had a delicious Pinati choumous and ful in a pita (12 NIS to go, in spite of the sign that says 13 NIS. No, my mistake, the humus is 12, its the shakshuka that’s 13. The humus was great, but next time Shakshuka:-)