D. Potchebutzky Law Offices
17 Kaplan Street
PO Box 07225
David Goldman is senior partner at D. Potchebutzky Law Offices in Tel Aviv, Israel. David specializes in handling the multitude implications of the various Tax Laws (including income tax, international taxation, customs, value added tax, purchase tax, and betterment taxation) and supports his clients in various stages of their business activities. His clients include multi-national corporations, trusts and families. He advices his clients on all facets of business and tax issues, including tax planning and legal opinions, drafting legal and commercial documents, representation before governmental authorities, achieving pre-rulings and settlements with the various tax authorities, litigation, and other legal matters. David’s extensive experience in law and taxation has led him to become one of the leading tax law experts in Israel.
Prior to joining D. Potchebutzky, David served as an Assistant District Attorney in the State’s Advocate in Tel Aviv, representing the various Tax Authorities in the Israeli courts.
Over the past 20 years, David has lectured on varied and complex tax issues at different academic institutions, including the Law Faculty at the Hebrew University and the School of Business Administration at the College of Management. David also lectured at the Israel Bar Association and the Institute of CPAs.
David is a member of various Tax Committees of the Israel Bar Association and has served as the Chair of the Indirect Tax Committee.
David is a graduate of Hebrew University from which he received a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting and Economics (1994), a Bachelor of Laws (1995) and Master of Laws (1999).
The support given by the firm enables its clients to conduct their business affairs with peace of mind, while tax solutions are tailored individually for each client. Many clients overseas, who manage business relations in Israel, are assisted by the firm’s services in supporting and planning their transactions and their representations before the Tax Authorities. At the same time, the firm handles its clients’ activities overseas or their clients’ assets abroad with close support in Israel and overseas.
In addition, the firm provides its clients with professional opinions, approaches the Tax Authorities for pre-rulings and represents taxpayers in administrative proceedings and in appeals to the District Court and the Supreme Court.
The firm accompanies its clients since the initial phase of business activities by finding legitimate ways for the optimal reduction of the tax burden in all relevant areas of taxation for their endeavors – direct and indirect taxes. Thus, the clients enjoy a thorough examination of all aspects of existing taxes and their impact.
After examining the business activities of its clients, and in full consultation with the clients, the course of action is chosen and the option of asking the Tax Authorities’ approval for the tax results, for both direct and indirect taxes, is offered by D. Potchebutzky Law offices.
As part of the firm’s approach to the Tax Authorities, a detailed and reasoned request is written on the basis of legislation, commentary and previous verdicts. Negotiations are conducted with the relevant bodies in the Tax Authorities in order to accomplish the best possible results for the clients. In this manner, the client achieves the highest level of certainty on tax issues dealt with.
Representing Taxpayers in Administrative Procedures
The firm assists its clients when they are audited by the Tax Authorities. At this stage the firm accompanies the client in counseling as well as in representation before the Tax Authorities. Said assistance is provided in full cooperation with the client’s accountant.
If an agreement is not reached at the auditing stage, the firm submits a detailed contest to the Tax Authorities’ Assessment. In continuation, the firm conducts professional discussions with all the relevant bodies at the Tax Authorities.
While managing the contest procedures, the firm places special emphasis on preparing the legal framework of evidence for reaching an agreement with the Authorities and preparing for the future, if it becomes necessary to lodge an appeal with the Court (or Appeals Committee).
Representation in Legal Procedures
The firm represents its clients in all required legal procedures in cases where a dispute arises with the Tax Authorities, whether in reaching a compromise out-of-court agreement or a judicial decision in the District Court or the Supreme Court.
“A strong track record in indirect taxation, including customs and purchase tax. Also handles direct matters such as income tax, corporate and real estate tax.”