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A targeted approach to tax holidays

  • Gita Wirjawan

Jakarta | Mon, February 22 2010 | 11:51 am

PREMIUM One question that constantly confronts Indonesia’s Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) is whether or how to use fiscal incentives to encourage investment. While a broad array of options are at BKPM’s disposal, such as accelerated depreciation, matching grants and payments in kind, the most contentious have invariably been the provision of tax holidays.

The fire and fury that tax holid...