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Jakarta Post

Muhammadiyah seeks simpler licensing process, tax exemption for social enterprises

  • Nina A. Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sun, January 10, 2021   /  01:16 pm
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SMK Muhammadiyah 5 vocational school students in Tello Baru, Makassar, South Sulawesi, take part in in-person learning on Nov. 17, 2020. The class applied strict health protocols and only allowed a maximum of seven students per class. (Antara/epost-robot)

Muhammadiyah, the country's second-largest Muslim organization and which pursues educational and social missions, has asked the government to ease permit application procedures and provide tax exemptions for social enterprises in the forthcoming implementing regulations for the Job Creation Law. The group presented its request last Wednesday in a discussion with a team established by the Office of the Coordinating Economic Affairs Minister tasked with gathering public input concerning the planned government regulations (PP) and presidential regulations (Perpres). "Certain organizations like ours often face difficulties in obtaining business permits, as the government often only provides two licensing options, which are for companies and for [nonprofit] foundations," the head of Muhammadiyah's economy and entrepreneurship council, Indra Nur Fauzi, said in a stateme...