Indonesia Tax Articles & Analysis

Chapter | Tax & Business from The Report: Indonesia 2019

This chapter offers an overview of Indonesia’s tax system, focusing on the revision of the tax holiday facility; the introduction of the online single submission system; measures taken to improve financial inclusion, such as Regulation No. 13/POJK.02/2018, which supervises and regulates financial technology; revisions made to Article 22 Income Tax provisions in order to manage imports that...

The Indonesian economy had a strong year in 2018, with growth of 5.2% marking the fastest pace in half a decade. This came on the back of robust domestic consumption, increased foreign investment and continuing efforts to reform policy and simplify investment procedures, and despite challenges including a falling rupiah, a trade imbalance and global political issues.

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Financial inclusion is a key priority for Indonesia’s government. The country has made significant strides in expanding access to its unbanked population. According to the World Bank, the banked population has increased from 20% in 2011 to 49% in 2017. These improvements are the result of priorities that the state has set, with specific regard...

 

Indonesia’s GDP growth for the first half of 2018 was estimated at 5.7%. However, in line with other emerging markets, Indonesia was faced with the challenge of a sliding rupiah against the US dollar over the course of the year. To help curb negative effects that may arise from this, Indonesia has redoubled efforts to reduce imports. It is...

 

Indonesia is continuing its efforts to promote foreign and domestic investment, capital accumulation, and the export of goods outside of energy and mineral resources. While a broad range of deregulatory measures have already been implemented, additional measures, such as tax facilities, are expected to be announced. It is anticipated that...

 

Indonesia is currently at a pivotal juncture in terms of the development of both hard and soft infrastructure, which coincides with unprecedented positive consumer sentiment towards digital technologies.

The Indonesian economy had a strong year in 2018, with growth of 5.2% marking the fastest pace in half a decade. This came on the back of robust domestic consumption, increased foreign investment and continuing efforts to reform policy and simplify investment procedures, and despite challenges including a falling rupiah, a trade imbalance and global political issues.

 

The government has aimed to enhance compliance of taxpayers and to expand the tax base in an effort to raise revenues. In 2017 the government’s successful tax amnesty programme ended, yielding the reporting of Rp4881trn ($368bn) worth of previously undisclosed assets, redemption money payments amounting to Rp114trn ($8.6bn) and other tax...