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Jakarta Post

Neat ID system needed for effective vehicle tax: Gov

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 22 2009   /  11:38 am

Pay up: A tax officer serves a customer at a newly launched tax center in Senayan City Friday, which earlier in the day was officially opened by Governor Fauzi Bowo. The counter, located on the mall’s sixth floor, is open during working hours Monday to Friday and from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday. The Jakarta Tax Office will open 20 counters in 20 shopping malls citywide. JP/R. Berto WedhatamaJakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo said Friday that as long as the citizen registration system was still mired with inconsistencies, the progressive tax system for private vehicles was unlikely to be effective. The parliament recently passed a new law on regional taxes authorizing the city administration to set vehicle tax rates on a progressive basis. Under the new system, car owners pay more tax for each additional private motor vehicle owned. The maximum tax rate for a single owner is 10 percent. The ...