Taxpayer complains over 100% property tax increase
The Jakarta Post
A taxpayer in Jagakarta, South Jakarta, has complained about a 100 percent increase in his property tax this year and called on the Jakarta administration to revise its policy.
Using the Twitter handle @hotelsyariahJKT, the taxpayer posted two bills for land and building tax (PBB) for his property. The 2017 bill shows a total PBB of Rp 15,945,350, while the 2018 bill shows Rp 32,986,215.
The poster called on Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan and Deputy Governor Sandiaga Uno to revise the new tax policy, which he believed brought more misery to the city's residents.
A screenshot of a posting through a twitter account that protest property tax increase for a property in Jagakarta, South Jakarta. The posting had been erased. (Twitter.com/hotelsyariahJKT)
“Pak Anis/Uno [sic], how could you increase the PBB by 100 percent? It is crueler than Ahok. Please revise the policy that could cause people misery […],” @hotelsyariahJKT posted, referring to former governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.
The tweet was later deleted.
Commenting on the matter, Jagakarta regional tax service head H Johari said that the taxable value of property (NJOP) was less than the market price of land on Jl. Durian Raya in Jagakarta, where the property the poster mentioned is located.
He said that according to an online survey, the market price of land in the area was Rp 6.5 million per square meter in 2013 and Rp 7.5 million in 2017.
Meanwhile, the area's NJOP as set in the land and property tax management information system (SIM-PBB) was "only" Rp 5.22 billion per square meter in 2018, compared to Rp 3.74 million per square meter in 2017.
“So, if the owner sold the land, the [selling] price would be higher than the NJOP price,” said Johari as quoted by kompas.com. (bbn)
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