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* 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 [[:he:השירות לעיוור - אגף השיקום - משרד הרווחה|Blind Services Department (Rehabilitation Branch, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services)]], and was uploaded to the site with the assistance of [[:he:השירות לעיוור - אגף השיקום - משרד הרווחה|Blind Services Department]] grant recipients.
 
* 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 [[:he:השירות לעיוור - אגף השיקום - משרד הרווחה|Blind Services Department (Rehabilitation Branch, Ministry of Social Affairs and Social Services)]], and was uploaded to the site with the assistance of [[:he:השירות לעיוור - אגף השיקום - משרד הרווחה|Blind Services Department]] grant recipients.
 
* Original translation performed by [[The Shira Pransky Project]] as part of a grant from [http://www.ifcj.org The Fellowship Fund].
 
* Original translation performed by [[The Shira Pransky Project]] as part of a grant from [http://www.ifcj.org The Fellowship Fund].

Revision as of 00:28, 26 November 2017

Introduction:

Those who hold a Certificate of Blindness/Visual Impairment are entitled to a 90% discount on Municipality taxes (Arnona)
This discount is given on the entire apartment area
For additional information regarding discounts on Muncipal Taxes see the Ministry of the Interior website.
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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?

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

Please Note

  • 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).


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