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Jakarta Post

Tax office gears up to phase out abhorred exit tax

  • Aditya Suharmoko

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 31 2008   /  07:13 am

As the enforcement draws near of a new policy on the much-decried fiskal, or exit tax for travelers going overseas, the tax office says it will do its utmost to spare travelers any inconvenience.
On Tuesday, Darmin Nasution, the Finance Ministry’s director general of taxation, said his office had set up all the necessary systems at international ports and airports to support the new  “free exit tax” policy.
Besides performing real-time simulations, the directorate has also prepared directions and pamphlets to guide travelers looking to benefit from the exit tax exemption.
“There will be directions for each group wishing to get exit tax exemption, so they won’t get confused,” Darmin said.
All of the country’s international gateways will feature a line for each of the three types of tax-exempt travelers — registered taxpayers, ...