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City keeps vehicle taxes the same, rejecting ministry's proposal

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, February 21 2009   /  03:42 pm

Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo on Friday said he would not lower the province's automotive taxes to boost the economy. The idea of lowering automotive taxes arose Wednesday at a meeting between the Finance Ministry and the Jakarta Revenue Agency on the provinces' economic stimulus plan. On Friday, however, Fauzi made it clear that the province's automobile taxes were part of his office's turf and not the ministry's. "That *the automotive taxes* is not the ministry's matter," he said. "It's mine. "I've always said that if we want to have a stimulus plan it should be something that matters to the industry and one that creates jobs. "We shouldn't have a stimulus plan by cutting *revenue* here and there." he said. The Indonesia Automotive Industry Association (Gaikindo) estimates that new car sales will decline by 33 per...