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Tax officers arrested after allegedly securing massive tax refunds for car dealer

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Jakarta   /   Wed, August 21, 2019   /  11:05 am
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In return for assisting the car dealer obtain tax refunds, the officials allegedly received a whopping Rp 1.8 billion, all paid in cash in US dollars.(Shutterstock/Atstock Productions)

The Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) says it has arrested four tax officials from the Taxation Directorate General (DJP) for allegedly forging the tax records of a luxury car dealer, which had secured the company more than Rp 7 billion (US$490,836) in tax refunds instead of paying its taxes. In return for assisting the car dealer obtain tax refunds, the officials allegedly received a whopping Rp 1.8 billion, all paid in cash in US dollars. The owner of PT Wahana Auto Ekamarga (WAE) car showroom, Darwin Maspolim, was also arrested and named a suspect in the case. PT WAE is a luxury car dealer, which sells, services and provides spare parts for branded cars such as Bentley, Jaguar and Land Rover. “The four tax officers — Hadi Sutrisno, Yul Dirga, Jumari and M. Naim Fahmi — received US$73,700 in 2015 and US$57,500 in 20...