The Jakarta Post
Some 70 percent of owners of luxury cars in Jakarta have not paid their vehicle taxes but will be able to avail of the tax penalty amnesty implemented as part of Jakarta’s 491st anniversary celebration.
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said that most owners of luxury cars, which are cars worth at least Rp 1 billion (US$69,900), had not paid their vehicle taxes.
“Of a total of 759 luxury vehicles, only 235, 31 percent, of the owners have paid their taxes,” Anies said on Thursday as reported by kompas.com.
Jakarta Tax and Levy Board (BPRD) head Edi Sumantri said that luxury car owners would be eligible for the vehicle tax penalty amnesty, from June 22 to July 21, because the agency was looking for the taxes to be paid, not penalty payments.
“The [tax penalty amnesty] rule applies to all residents who have not paid their taxes,” he said.
He said that luxury car tax arrears amounted to Rp 30.8 billion, while only Rp 14.7 billion of luxury car taxes had been paid.
Edi said the tax penalty amnesty would not help the city reach its locally generated revenue (PAD) target. (ami)