Government ensure tax remission (tax amnesty) applied as per 2017. Over the next two years, the Directorate General of Taxation (DGT) will prepare a tax amnesty law, perform data validation and synchronization rules, as well as fix the tax administration system as a whole. Thus, the tax amnesty will be fully effective boost tax revenue and do not violate the community's sense of justice.
Preparation is necessary for the government to not repeat the mistakes of the past. Indonesia has implemented tax amnesty in 1984. However, the policy was not effective because of lack responded to the taxpayer (WP) and not followed the reform of tax administration system as a whole.
Certainty of the tax amnesty will be applied in the next two years was revealed after the DGT Ministry of Finance held a meeting with the House of Representatives in Jakarta, Monday (13/4). "Parliament has come and they asked the government to implement the tax amnesty, not again sunset policy," Bloom said on the sidelines of the Main Satria Fun Talk Media at DGT office in Jakarta, yesterday.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Finance Bambang Brodjonegoro were asked by reporters in Jakarta, yesterday, only brief said, "We'll see, we wait for a meeting with the House, I do not want to comment now."
However, in a meeting with the editor in chief media at his home recently, the minister said the government was preparing a legal basis for tax amnesty so that it does not violate the policy of the law when applied. "We are preparing the legal basis since currently there is no legal basis, to make sure that tax amnesty will not take effect immediately, "he said.
Bambang Brodjo admit, discourse tax amnesty stuck because there is hope of tax revenue will increase if the policy was put in place, among others, due to the influx of funds that are 'parked' abroad. Also due to the willingness of the manipulator taxes to pay its obligations after his ‘sins’ is forgiven.
Members of Parliament and observers have suggested the tax for the government to realize tax amnesty. This policy is expected to 'repatriate' around Rp 3,000 trillion funds Indonesian people are 'parked' abroad. Tax amnesty also touted potential to increase tax revenue to Rp 200 trillion rupiah strengthen, increase foreign exchange reserves, investment boost, and boost economic growth. Even if it could be implemented this year, tax amnesty is able to help meet the target of tax revenue by the end of the first quarter of 2015 to Rp 198.23 trillion newly realized or 15.32% of the total target of USD 1294.26 billion.
Tax amnesty or remission of tax liability is limited opportunity given to certain groups of taxpayers to pay taxes on the value and time (including interest and penalties) related to previous tax periods without criminal sanctions . While the sunset policy that provides the opportunity for WP who want to improve tax collection without incurring penalties and fines. Sunset policy ever enacted in 2008.