6 Million Tax Returns Reported to Indonesia's Tax Office

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  • Taxpayers filing their tax return at taxation office in Sudirman, Jakarta, Wednesday, July 2018. TEMPO/Tony Hartawan

    Taxpayers filing their tax return at taxation office in Sudirman, Jakarta, Wednesday, July 2018. TEMPO/Tony Hartawan

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Finance Ministry’s directorate general of taxation announced it has received 6 million annual tax returns (SPT Pajak) as per Wednesday, March 13. Which is a slight improvement compared to 2017 according to tax revenue and compliance officer Yon Arsal.

    “Until last night, the amount we received was just under 6 million, or 5.97 million to be exact. There is an aggregate growth of 10.7 percent,” said Yon today, March 14, at the national seminar on taxation at the Directorate General of Taxation headquarters in South Jakarta.

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    Previously, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said that the ministry is officially aiming to achieve 85 percent of tax return compliances. This is an increase when compared to the previous goal in 2017 of 71-72 percent.

    In the larger scheme, the Finance Ministry has a long road to reach its goal in 2018 on collecting tax returns from 18.3 million taxpayers. Yon further revealed that 17 percent of the total tax returns collected is mostly contributed to the nonemployee personal taxes.

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