Holders of a certificate of blindness are eligible to up to 90% discount on municipal property tax.
- The discount is given on the entire apartment area
- The exact extent of the discount is determined individually by each local authority.
Who is Eligible?
- Those with a Certificate of Blindness/Visual Impairment.
How to Claim It?
- Contact the local authority’s municipal tax collection department and fill out an arnona discount request form.
- Some municipality websites have forms that can be downloaded and filled out in advance, for example: Request form from the Tel Aviv municipality website.
- It is important to bring: a photocopy of both sides of the applicant's certificate of blindness and a photocopy of their identification card (teudat zehut).
- The number of roommates in the apartment must be specified, if relevant.
- If those living in a residence are entitled to different discounts, a weighted discount will be given according to relative area of the property.
- If the municipal property tax bill does not appear in the name of the person requesting the discount, a lease/purchase contract must be presented in order to change it to the name of the person requesting the discount.
- Retroactive discounts may be given by some local municipalities in accordance with their specific guidelines
- The municipality reserves the right to check the information on the discount request form by all means at its disposal.
- Applicants who own more than one residence are only entitled to the discount on one property (the residence in which he/she lives).
Laws and Regulations
- State Economic Arrangements Regulations (Municipal Property Tax Discount) Regulation 2 (a)(5)
- The Ministry of the Interior
- See also Kal Briut's website on municipality tax (arnona) discounts Ministry of Health
- Original information regarding the blind and visually impaired was primarily based on the Guide to Rights and Services for the Blind in Israel from the Blind Services Department (Rehabilitation Branch, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services), and was uploaded to the site with the assistance of Blind Services Department grant recipients.
- Original translation performed by The Shira Pransky Project as part of a grant from The Fellowship Fund.