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Being sued personally for the property tax debt of a limited liability company?

Don't think you are protected. Contact today for legal advice

debt The property tax of a limited company is different from any other type of debt. 
Property tax debt can easily and quickly be dropped on the controlling owner,
And local authorities do this all the time.
And/or as a controlling owner may be exposed to debts in millions of shekels.

All the protections that a limited liability company provides to the owner do not apply to property tax debt:
The protection of the separate legal personality? The difficulty in lifting the screen? The limited liability?
All of them can be bypassed by the local authority in an expedited procedure. 

Therefore, the property tax case should take precedence over any other debt case
 and be treated by a lawyer specializing in controlling owners

Where does my knowledge of portfolios come from?

For years I represented dozens of municipalities in property tax cases against controlling owners
I make the knowledge I acquired from the other side available to you

    For a free consultation contact us today

    From the moment a claim is filed in court by a local authority, you as the defendant have the duty (or the right) to submit a reasoned statement of defense within 60 days. Delays are usually not accepted without a reasoned postponement request.

    The statement of defense is a critical step where you actually have the ability to deny the debt towards you as well as find holes and inaccuracies in the statement of claim of the local authority. Since each clause here can be worth hundreds of thousands and even millions of shekels, the defense is worth its weight in gold.

    At this stage it is necessary to consult with a lawyer here because each clause in the statement of claim has three levels that only a lawyer specializing in property tax law and especially in the representation of controlling owners will be able to identify:

    • - Corporate law: property tax laws differ from any other debt. Has the authority proven that the controlling owner is obligated?
    • - Tax laws: Property tax is a tax with lots of loopholes. Are the property tax debt and associated fines legal?
    • - Laws of evidence: municipalities are not good at collecting evidence. Are the facts of the statement of claim allowed in filing?
    • Insolvency laws: what are the order of precedence for creditors: is it allowed for the municipality to violate the order of receivership?
    Not every lawyer specializes in all these areas, so it is important to hire someone who specializes in the unique cases of my husband.

    The "controlling owners" procedure for property tax is different from any procedure that a controlling owner or shareholder will encounter. and the risks accordingly:

    In any normal procedure, the controlling owner is protected from creditor claims because a limited company is considered a 'separate personality', and therefore its duties are separate from the controlling owner. Property tax claims are the opposite because there is a presumption that the controlling owner has hidden assets and is therefore personally liable for property taxes. The company does not protect him.

    And since the property tax debts of organizations are much larger than the property tax debts of private individuals, municipalities are especially looking for these cases. Because the municipality can make tens of thousands from a person's case, while millions can be made from a controlling person.

    Even worse: the debts are imposed on the controlling owner only when the company is insolvent. This is always a difficult situation for the controlling owner whose source of livelihood has been lost, and now is required to pay more millions.

    For this reason, a portfolio of controlling shareholders is particularly dangerous and requires expert handling.

    I represented dozens of municipalities across the country: from huge municipalities like Jerusalem and Netanya, to the settlements of the Beit Shean Valley.

    I am very familiar with the internal processes of the municipalities in all types of procedure: water debts, executory debts, and of course property tax files and especially those with control.

    In particular, I know all the weaknesses in the cases and how they can be used to protect the debtor.

    Call today for a consultation: 054-466405

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