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Minister reveals mammoth graft at tax office

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Tue, May 4 2010   /  08:40 am

In a recent drive to quell tax crimes, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati unveiled Monday an all-out investigation into three cases that have caused state losses of more than Rp 600 billion (US$66 million).Sri Mulyani Indrawati: ANTARAThe cases revolved around fictitious claims for tax refunds involving a North Sumatra business group known by the initial PHS. The leader of the group, under the initial of R, is believed to have fled the country after plundering Rp 300 billion. Another case involved an unofficial tax consultant identified by the initials Sol, and a service company identified by the initial W with its leader, identified by the initials TKB. They are reported to have caused losses worth Rp 247 billion and Rp 60 billion respectively. Investigation is also underway  on around 100 taxpayers suspected of engineering fictitious claims for tax refunds on value-added tax (...