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Jakarta Post

Tax amnesty participants would also be target of investigation, says tax chief

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 26, 2017   /   06:45 am
Tax amnesty participants would also be target of investigation, says tax chief Taxpayers consult with tax officers as they apply for the tax amnesty at East Java Tax Office II in Sidoarjo, East Java. (Antara Photo/Umarul Faruq)

The Directorate General of Taxation will start investigating taxpayers, including tax amnesty participants, who are allegedly involved in various tax-related crimes.

Investigation and tax collection director Angin Prayitno Aji said that his office had found what are believed to be forgeries of tax invoices submitted by a participant of the tax amnesty.

“He did not take the tax amnesty seriously,” Angin said in Jakarta on Tuesday as reported by, adding the perpetrator submitted fake tax invoices on several occasions prior to the nine-month program, which ended in late March.

The taxpayer had used the tax amnesty to avoid being investigated by tax officials, Angin said.

The program offered taxpayers immunity on taxes owed in 2015 and prior.

“We will not investigate taxes from 2015, but we have right to investigate taxes owed in 2016,” Angin added.

Previously, Indonesia’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) chairman Rosan Roeaslani called on the Directorate General of Taxation not to investigate participants of the tax amnesty and focus on those who did not take part in the government program.

Rosan argued that the government had promised to pardon those who took part in the program. (bbn)