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Jakarta Post

Govt’s generous tax incentives for HR development get little response

  • Eisya A. Eloksari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, January 29, 2020   /  02:52 pm
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Starbucks Indonesia, in cooperation with the PJI youth organization, held an entrepreneurship training program for students in Surabaya, East Java in July 2019. The government has provided generous tax incentives for companies willing to provide internship and training programs.(Courtesy of Starbucks/-)

A government program to provide generous tax incentives to companies willing to provide internships and training programs has received little response from business players. The Taxation Directorate General's regulations director, Yunirwansyah, said only 13 companies, mostly involved in heavy machinery manufacturing in East Java, had registered for the program by the end of 2019. “All 13 companies have had agreements with local vocational schools and the training program,” he told The Jakarta Post during a tax deduction information event in Jakarta on Tuesday. He added that the data were made available from local tax office reports and that the office might see more applicants in April when people turn in their tax return forms. Yunirwansyah also said that since the tax deduction registration was done through the online single submission systems, there might b...