Comptroller says Tax Authority owes Israelis $1.1 billion

In a new report, the state comptroller says the Israel Tax Authority owes Israelis some NIS 3.6 billion ($1.1 billion) due to citizens paying more taxes than they should.

The comptroller says various errors have resulted in hundreds of thousands missing out on benefits, and that the Tax Authority has not done enough to fix the problems causing the situation, though they have been known since a 2015 comptroller report.

The report says that authority fails to notify citizens that they are owed money even when it has the data showing that fact.

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