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Israel Publishes List of Taxpayers; Seeks to Fight Tax Evasion

The Israel Government published today a list of all income taxpayers for last year and the incomes on which they paid taxes. The list, contained in four volumes, includes corporations, businessmen and wage earners.

When he announced publication of the list, Zeev Sherf, secretary to the Cabinet, said that it would constitute an important instrument of justice since people in various fields would not permit colleagues “to escape” the payment of proper taxes while they themselves were paying the full amount.

The list is headed by Palestine Electric Corporation. Shell Oil Company, Solel Boneh–the Histadrut construction cooperative–Kaiser-Frazer Automobile Company and various kibbutzim. Palestine Electric paid tax on earnings of 2,000,000 pounds, Solel Boneh on 1,400,000. Shell on 1,200,000, and Kaiser on 400,000.