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Kadin urges Govt to reduce power of tax office

  • Mustaqim Adamrah

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Thu, April 1 2010   /  09:12 am

The Indonesian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) urges the government to separate the tax office from tax regulatory authorities and to examine tax complaints so as to improve the country’s taxation system. Kadin deputy chairman on monetary and fiscal affairs Hariyadi Sukamdani said in a press conference that the tax office has too much power, including control of regulatory frameworks, and should focus on collecting taxes and ensuring compliance.“There should be an agency under the Finance Ministry to take care of tax complaints,” he said.
Hariyadi alleged that despite administrative reform within the tax office since 2007, there had
been “abuses of power” during tax audits by tax auditors, that had put some taxpayers at a
“disadvantage”.The finance ministry is raking through the tax office over a suspected network of officials who allegedly have colluded...