Sunday, 3 June 2012


         There were still around 12 million companies which were still not registered as tax subjects, holding as enormous tax potential. The Director General of Taxation, Fu’ad Rahmany disclosed this after commanding tax census officials at the headquarters of the Directorate General of Taxation in Jakarta on  Tuesday (1/5).

            In the effort to pursue tax income this year which was targeted at Rp 885 trillion, the Directorate General of Taxation planned to harness taxes from the said companies. Based on report in the Annual Notification Letter (SPT) in 2011, the obedient taxpayer companies in Indonesia were only 500 thousand taxpayers. In the next three years, he believed the number might increase to 6 million taxpayers. “Let’s be realistic, the target we set is around 5 to 6 million taxpayers who shall have been submitted their SPT letter” Fuad remarked.

            This year, the Directorate General of Taxation set target amounting to Rp 885 trillion or higher than realization of tax income in 2011 which was Rp 742 trillion. To combine income with the Directorate General of Customs and Tax taping, the targeted income from taxation might reach Rp 1,016 trillion this year.

            Fual felt sure that the target could be met because the number of tax subject to be listed in this tax census increased by 900 thousand taxpayers. “If all goes well afield, we expect to harness 2 million taxpayers all in all. But it’s hard to tell whether we could make it or not, that’s quite an ambitious target” he said.

            About the effort to maximize registration, the Directorate of Taxation was running tax census. “We are being aggressive, we are doing door to door approach to inform and illuminate the public about tax” Fuad remarked.

            This year the tax census would be run simultaneously in all of Indonesia, starting today may 1, till October 31, 2012. The Census Team would compile data of taxpayers or tax subjects in business centers, high rise buildings, homes and other potential locations.

Business News, May 4, 2012

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