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Sri Mulyani: Google Tax Settled
Google headquarters in Mountain View, Calif. AP
Tuesday, 13 June, 2017 | 18:52 WIB
Sri Mulyani: Google Tax Settled

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Finance Minister Sri Mulyani says that Google has paid their tax by handing over their 2016 annual tax report (SPT).

“We’ve had a discussion with them and reached an agreement based on their 2016 SPT. That’s all I have to say,” she said on Tuesday, June 13.

Read: Tax DG Google Will Pay Tax Arrears Fines


Sri Mulyani did not mention whether it was Google Asia Pacific or Google Indonesia that settled its tax in Indonesia. She was also reluctant in revealing the tax amount.

“It’s confidential, we don’t mention the company name or the amount they paid,” Sri said.

The Tax Directorate General was still inspecting Google’s financial report in March. The inspection was conducted due to a deadlock occurred late last year.

According to Head of Jakarta Tax DG Muhammad Haniv, Google agreed to pay their tax according to the government’s provision.

Read: Ministry Helps with Google Tax Calculation

Google’s total revenue has reached Rp74.5 billion throughout 2012-2015 before the tax and claims to have submitted a Rp18.5 billion during the same period. In 2015, Google reports to have gained Rp20.9 billion in revenue and has paid its taxes that only amounted to Rp5.2 billion.

Of the 282,000 transactions, 35,000 were from Indonesia. It was far under the predictions of Indonesia's tax authorities.

Google will continue its digital investment plan and be developing Indonesia’s start-up companies.


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