The Jakarta Post
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati met on Tuesday President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to report that, as of September, 60 percent of the Rp 1.28 quadrillion (US$95.16 billion) tax revenue target had been met this year.
The minister did not mention the exact value of the collected funds, but based on the this year's target figure, it is about Rp 770 trillion.
She said the positive performance in the tax collection was in line with significant growth in several business sectors, including the manufacturing sector, which grew 13 percent, and the mining sector, which grew more than 30 percent.
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“We can see the economic growth momentum from the tax revenue collection. We will continue to create a situation conducive to strengthening the growth momentum up to the end of this year,” Sri Mulyani said in Jakarta on Tuesday as reported by kontan.co.id.
Directorate General of Taxation tax revenue and compliance director Yon Arsal expressed satisfaction over the tax collection performance, saying that last year, the tax office only collected 58.6 percent of the target up to September.
Center for Indonesia Taxation Analysis (CITA) executive director Yustinus Prastowo said, however, that the achievement was slightly below the target of 61.5 percent by September.
Yustinus estimated that the tax office would fail to achieve its target, falling short by about Rp 180 trillion by the end of this year. (bbn)
Editor's note: First Paragraph in this article has been corrected.