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E-Mitzvah FAQ

Can I reinvest this bond in a new bond?  E-Mitzvah bonds are only available for purchase online and therefore their proceeds cannot be directly reinvested. You can cash your maturity check and then use the funds to purchase a new E-Mitzvah bond by clicking here.
 
If you wish to invest in a bond for $100 or over, you can purchase it either online or by calling one of our registered representatives.
 
If you received your bond as a gift and have not purchased Israel Bonds in the past, you will need to apply for a new purchaser account before you can invest your proceeds.
 
How do I view my holdings online? When logged into your holdings account, bondholders can view a summary of all Israel bonds maintained by the fiscal agent Computershare, including estimated values and distributions. Bondholders can update their mailing address, certify US tax status, access tax forms and statements distributed by Computershare and more. We encourage you to click here, and create your login ID now.
 
How do I redeem my bond upon maturity? Computershare will mail the redemption check to the address on file. You must submit a completed W-9 form if you did not already complete one for Computershare. You can also certify your SSN/Tax ID number by visiting www.IsraelBonds.com then clicking Manage Holdings at the top of the page. You may log into your Computershare account or follow the instructions under First Time Visitor.
 
I moved since the bond was originally bought. What do I do now?  Bondholders can update their mailing address, certify US tax status, access tax forms and statements distributed by Computershare and more. We encourage you to click here, and create your login ID now. You may also call Computershare directly at 866-764-3425 to change your address.
 
I never received a bond certificate in the mail, can I request a copy?  E-Mitzvah bonds are held in book entry form with no certificates being issued. Computershare will automatically mail a check for the bond amount to your address on file when the bond is due.
 
Why is the check I received less than the purchased amount? If you have not provided your SSN/Tax ID number, the IRS requires a 28% Federal Withholding. You can certify your SSN/Tax ID by visiting the Israel Bonds Direct website here, and creating your login ID now. On this site, you can certify your tax status, mailing address, access tax forms and statements distributed by Computershare and more. You may also download and return a W-9.
 
Return the completed W-9 form with a request for your current year tax withholding refunded, prior to December of the current year.
 
How do I know who purchased this bond for me? The purchaser is listed on your original bond confirmation. If you do not have the original bond confirmation, you can call Israel Bonds at 888-519-4111 (Customer Service) or you may log into your account with Computershare and click the Account Statements page. If you have not created a login to access your accounts, please follow the instructions under First Time Visitor.
 
What happens if I do not cash the check? If the check is not cashed, it will remain on the State of Israel’s records as an unclaimed maturity check until reissued and cashed. These amounts do not accrue interest.
 
Can I donate my bond? Yes, if you wish to donate your bond to a charity or not-for-profit, please contact our customer service team at 888-519-4111. The Bond Donation form can be found here.
 
What information is available to me online about my holding? When logged into your Computershare account, the State of Israel’s fiscal agent, bondholders can view a summary of all their Israel bond holdings in that account, including estimated values and distributions. Bondholders can update their mailing address, certify US tax status, access tax forms and statements distributed by Computershare and more. We encourage you to click here, and create your login ID now.
 
Do I need to have the physical bond to redeem? E-Mitzvah bonds are held in book entry (bond exists on the books of Computershare), and Computershare will mail the redemption check to the address on when it matures. A completed W-9 form should be submitted if the account is not already W-9 Certified to avoid Federal Withholding.
 
How can I certify my tax status and avoid unnecessary withholding? To avoid US tax withholding, US bondholders should certify their tax status through their account with Computershare, the fiscal agent for State of Israel. Your tax status can be certified by accessing your account online and selecting “Tax Certification” under the Modify section on the left hand menu. You may also provide this tax information by mail or fax by calling Computershare at 1-866-764-3425 and requesting the appropriate forms.