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Jakarta to block bank accounts of tax evaders, put them under temporary arrest

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, September 19, 2019   /  02:22 pm
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Motorists cross at the Sarinah intersection, Jakarta, in this file photo. Unpaid vehicle taxes have become the largest contributor to the city's tax arrears. (JP/Wendra Ajistyatama )

With trillions of rupiah in tax arrears, the Jakarta administration is planning to implement stronger measures against evaders next year. At worst, tax officials can order the blocking of bank accounts and temporary arrest of violators.      The Jakarta Tax and Levy Board (BPRD Jakarta) has revealed a plan to carry out stronger law enforcement in 2020 as it is looking for payment of trillions of rupiah in tax arrears, most of which comes from unpaid vehicle-related taxes. Owed tax from vehicle owners had reached Rp 2.4 trillion as of Monday, with Rp 1.6 trillion from two- and three-wheeled vehicles while the remainder from four-wheelers.    This year, the tax board is targeting to collect tax revenue of Rp 44.2 trillion [US$3.09 billion], a 17.5 percent increase compared to last year's Rp 38.1 trillion. The tax board said it had collected Rp 27....