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Minister Wants National Health Insurance Debt Covered by Cigarette Tax

With the country’s health and social security agency (BPJS) running a massive debt in rolling out its health insurance program, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani has...

Jakarta plans Congestion Tax to Push People towards Public Transport

In an attempt to push people to use public transportation, the Jakarta government says it plans to introduce a congestion tax on private vehicles using Jakarta’s...

Players want E-Commerce Tax to Also Apply to Social Media for Fairness

Indonesia’s e-commerce players want the planned e-commerce tax to also apply to transactions made on social media platform, as they fear there would be an “exodus”...

Prabowo to be Investigated by Tax Office over Paradise Papers

The Indonesian Tax Office says it will launch an investigation into possible tax violations committed by 2014 presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto after his name was...

Same Taxes but New Tax Mechanism for E-Commerce, says Tax Office

The Tax Office has stressed that there will not be any additional taxes imposed on e-commerce businesses other than value-added tax (PPN) and income tax, but also said...

Indonesia and Google Reach Tax Settlement

Tech giant Google has agreed to pay taxes as a settlement, Indonesia’s Finance Minister has announced. Does this mean for the month-long dispute between the country...

Dear Taxpayer, Big Brother is Taking Action (Advertorial)

We highlighted several examples of letters sent by the Tax Office to dearest taxpayers in our previous installment of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Tax Amnesty....

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Indonesia Says No Deal on Google Tax Settlement This Year

The head of the tax office’s special cases branch reported that no deal will be reached this year, as the Indonesian government finds Google’s offer on the tax...

Tax Amnesty for Foreigners: Not Too Late to Participate

Indonesia is changing. With tax amnesty, the Jokowi administration aims to bring Indonesia into a new era, shedding light on undocumented assets and increasing potential...

Foreign Investors Struggle with Indonesia’s Economic Policies

Foreign investors are reportedly dissatisfied with the Indonesian government’s efforts to facilitate international business opportunities. Earlier this week, the...

Indonesia to Light Up Cigarette Taxes in 2017

The government is set to raise cigarette taxes next year in a bid to discourage illegal practices in the tobacco trade. A new tobacco tax policy is set to take effect in...

Google Indonesia to Pay US$400M Tax Bill?

The Indonesian government continues to investigate Google’s case in a bid to ramp up tax collection. On Monday, September 19, Indonesia’s tax officials finally paid...

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What Does Tax Amnesty Mean for Expats in Indonesia?

Of course, this tax amnesty scheme could theoretically be useful for locals, while certainly helping propel the government’s agenda. But what does it mean for expats?