Living in interesting times!

Have we come a long way since June 2020 or what? Life in Israel has pretty much returned to normal. Stores and restaurants are open. Buses are running. You don’t have to get married in a field or a grocery store anymore! (Yes, a grocery store!) And best of all, all the school-aged children have gone back to school!

As of the end of 2020, the State of Israel, with a population of 9.3 million, had administered more COVID-19 vaccine doses than all countries aside from China, the US, and the UK. https://ijhpr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13584-021-00440-6

While Israel’s rollout of COVID-19 vaccinations was not problem-free, it has clearly been rapid and effective. It didn’t hurt that Israel is a very small country with a well-developed infrastructure for dealing with large-scale emergencies. Either way, we are back in business!

However, in typical Israeli fashion, we are still living in interesting times. Jews worldwide are rethinking their living situations with a whole new degree of urgency.  And since you are here on our home page we hope that means you are tax planning for your aliyah.

First of all …. congratulations. As far as we are concerned there is never a bad time to make aliyah. We know it’s a big decision (we have all done it) but if done properly it could prove to be one of the best decisions you ever make. Making aliyah is not like moving around the corner; there are many factors you will have to consider before you move.

Where are you going to live? What kind of schools do you want for your children? Are you going to work in Israel or are you going to commute (that’s actually a ridiculous question right now)? Are your financial matters in order? How can you keep the most money in your pocket?

Here’s a little known fact: if your financial plans are in order, your aliyah is going to be a lot smoother. HCC International Services Ltd. specializes in helping people leave their countries of origin with the least amount of financial impact and capitalize on the financial benefits offered to them by the State of Israel. We have helped people from Australia, Belgium, Canada, the UK, and the US to make aliyah successfully.

Obviously there are other factors as well but proper financial planning is essential to a successful aliyah. The number one reason people choose not to make aliyah is because of financial uncertainties. And the number one reason aliyot fail is because of financial constraints.

HCC International Services Ltd. are aliyah tax consultants and we want to help you have the best possible aliyah.  We can’t help you with the corona virus but we can take care of your aliyah tax planning. Contact us at hcc31@hallmark.com

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