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Sri Mulyani talks taxes with elementary school students

  • Eisya A. Eloksari

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, November 16 2019   /  12:12 am
Back to school: Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati speaks with sixth-graders at SD Kenari 01 state elementary school in Central Jakarta on Monday. Among other things, she told the students about her role as a finance minister and the importance of paying taxes for the country’s development.(JP/Eisya Eloksari)(JP/Eisya Eloksari)

Back to school: Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati speaks with sixth-graders at SD Kenari 01 state elementary school in Central Jakarta on Monday. Among other things, she told the students about her role as a finance minister and the importance of paying taxes for the country’s development.(JP/Eisya Eloksari)Low tax awareness is one of the reasons why tax payment in Indonesia remains among the lowest in Southeast Asia as many people still do not consider it a civic duty. Promoting tax awareness takes a long time as it is part of an educational process that should start at an early age.Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati visited Kenari 01 state elementary school in Central Jakarta on Nov. 4 to speak to sixth grade students about the importance of taxes for building schools, hospitals and other public facilities as part of the Finance Ministry Teach program to improve tax awarenes...