Monday, 20 February, 2012 | 15:54 WIB
Independent Surveyor for Mining Tax Delayed
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The Tax Directorate General says it is unlikely an independent surveyor to calculate volume, sales and taxes paid by mining companies will be implemented this year.
Service, education and public relations director, Dedi Rudaedi, said the fund to pay the independent surveyor had not been allocated in the 2012 State Budget or revised budget recommendations.
“We need the House of Representatives’ (DPR) approval if it is proposed in the State Budget,” he told Temp last o weekend. The selection process for the independent surveyor must be held through a tender, which could start next year at the earliest.
The tender must be organized because the survey would cost over Rp100 million.
This year, the government is trying to boost tax revenue, particularly in the mining sector. Tax director-general Fuad Rahmany previously said that mining companies are not paying enough tax.
Revenue from value-added tax was Rp21 last year, short of the targeted Rp298 trillion.
AKBAR TRI KURNIAWAN