TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The city’s taxation and retribution body (BPRD) revealed the area home to most of the luxury cars’ tax arrears is in Pantai Indah Kapuk (PIK) in North Jakarta. This has driven the agency to conduct an operation at one of the Capital’s elite areas.
Head of Jakarta’s BPRD, Faisal Syarifuddin, announced that even though PIK is not the only area with tax arrears on luxury vehicles, he said it is mainly concentrated in the PIK housing complex.
According to him, there are 1,100 cars - out of a total 1,500 classified as luxury units- that has not had its taxes paid up to Rp37 billion. The owners of these vehicles are mandated to pay their due before December 30.
“Only 400 have paid their tax. We already received Rp11 billion,” said Faisal.
He also revealed that the BPRD had mobilized a multi-agency team, including the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK), that have collected the tax arrears directly to their owners.
The team’s findings found 336 of them had been registered under a false identity, which mostly consists of people that are eligible for government subsidies.
“Their identities were used by other people to purchase luxury cars,” said the BPRD Head.