TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said she did not have detailed information on the International Mobile Equipment Identity or IMEI policy initiated by Communication and Informatics Ministry or Kominfo.
Kominfo earlier claimed the regulation which is aimed to suppress the sales of black market cell phones was being consolidated with the Finance Ministry in light of the taxation.
“I have just checked to Taxation Directorate General, we would like to check it too to Pak Rudiantara (Kominfo Minister) what he means with this taxation,” said Minister Sri in the Parliament Complex, Senayan, Central Jakarta, Tuesday, August 20.
She planned to hold a meeting with Rudiantara and the ministry’s echelon I officials shortly to discuss taxation affairs mentioned by Kominfo as well as its relation with the latest policy.
Sri Mulyani explained that her ministry concerns about the operation of illegal goods. So far, the taxation of the goods is the authority of customs and excise office.
“We will confirm what [they need] from us, Finance Ministry, whether import tax or other taxes, we’ll see it later,” she said.
Previously, Minister Rudiantara said he was drafting the IMEI regulation and waiting for the coordination with three ministries, namely Finance Ministry, Trade Ministry, Industry Ministry.
“This is involving Industry Ministry, Trade Ministry, and the Finance Ministry, as it regards to how people pay the tax,” said Rudiantara in Istora Senayan, Sunday, August 18.
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