TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Yon Arsal, Director for Tax Potential, Compliance and Revenue at the Directorate General of Tax (Tax DG), said that Indonesia’s mining tax revenue grew by 50 percent in the first half of 2017.
“Meanwhile, the processing industry grew by 15 percent and trade grew by 14.8 percent,” Yon said today at the Tax DG head office in Jakarta.
The three are mainstay sectors that contribute heavily to tax collection, according to Yon. He is optimistic that tax revenues from the three sectors will continue to grow in the next six month and the target set in the 2017 State Budget (APBN) will be met.
Director General of Tax Ken Dwijugaesteadi said that the growth of tax revenue shows that Indonesia’s economy is improving.
“The tax collection [rate] will depend on the economic growth. Without growth, we won’t collect tax arbitrarily,” Yon explained.
Yon added that the Tax DG collected Rp510.24 trillion in taxes in the first half of this year, increasing by 10.37 percent. The amount makes up 39.02 percent of the target set at Rp1,307.64 trillion in the 2017 State Budget.
“Without oil and gas taxes, the tax revenue still grew by 8.2 percent,” Yon said.
In the first semester, according to Yon, tax revenue without oil and gas taxes reached Rp482.66 trillion or 37.95 percent of the target set at Rp1,271.70 trillion in the 2017 State Budget.
ANGELINA ANJAR SAWITRI