Minister of Finance, Bezalel Smotrich.
He will arrive at the committee's hearing tomorrow (Photo: Rafi Ben Hakon, PM)
Last week, we revealed here in Vala that the Tax Authority began collection actions, including the imposition of foreclosures on bank accounts, against self-employed persons who have not yet returned the so-called "corona grants in excess", that is - grants received by self-employed people to survive the corona period, but in retrospect it turned out that they did not meet the criteria for his reception.
Therefore, the tax authority required them to return parts of it or even all of it.
In the face of the Authority's demand, the independents claimed that some of them are still licking their wounds from the corona virus and it is not possible that they will be required to return sums in retrospect when even then they are unable to survive financially.
Other claims dealt with the procedural level, from challenging the very demand of the authority itself to the claim that they did not have time to respond to the demands, among other things due to a malfunction in the authority's computers.
Exposure and voila!
that sparked the affair
Yoram Moalami will appear before the committee tomorrow.
According to him, he advises hundreds of self-employed people who have difficulty dealing with the tax authority (Photo: Idan Gor)
Special discussion in the finance committee
It has now been learned that
the Finance Committee, chaired by MK Moshe Gafni,
will convene tomorrow to discuss the Tax Authority's request to return the aid grants from the self-employed that were given as a result of the corona virus, with the participation of Finance Minister Bezalel Smotrich.
Among others, Yoram Moalami, the chairman of the Association for Reduction Social Gaps will be there to tell about the hundreds of freelancers he assists in writing essays, release from foreclosures and more.
Internal Revenue Service