The Jakarta Post
The Jakarta provincial government will automate tax and levy payments using the recently established national payment gateway (NPG) this year.
Jakarta Governor Anies Rasyid Baswedan said on Friday taxes and service charges would automatically be transferred to the city's treasure agency.
"With the new system, when customers pay for food in restaurant or for hotel accommodation, the tax will automatically be transferred to the treasure agency’s account," he said after meeting with Bank Indonesia governor Agus Martowardojo at the bank’s headquarters in Jakarta.
The NPG which was established last month, is a consortium of all local switching companies operating in Indonesia -- PT Artajasa Pembayaran Elektronis (ATM Bersama), PT Alto Network (ALTO), PT Rintis Sejahtera (Prima Network) and PT Jalin Pembayaran Nusantara (Link).
The switching companies shared their infrastructure in the NPG, creating interoperability between ATMs and EDCs.
Anies did not specify when the NPG-based tax payment would be applied, but he expressed the hope that with the easier way to pay tax, the government would be able to achieve its revenue target.
"Last year, our revenue collection was 103 percent of the target," he said. (bbn)