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Tax graft suspect resigns as probe continues: Minister

  • Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman and Nina Losana

    Jakarta

PREMIUM
Jakarta   /   Fri, March 5 2021   /  01:00 am
Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati delivered her remarks after the signing of a memorandum of understanding and the cooperation agreement for the Coordination of the Acceleration and Electronification of Regional Government Transactions at the Office of the Coordinating Ministry for Economic Affairs, Jakarta, Thursday (02/13/2020). The agreement aims to increase accountability in the management of state finances and minimize the potential for financial leakage in local governments. (Antara/M Risyal Hidayat)

A tax office staff member suspected of graft has resigned to ensure a smooth investigation into the alleged bribery case, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has said. The unidentified staffer was named a suspect by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) for allegedly accepting billions of rupiah from a taxpayer to lower the latter’s dues. The anti-graft body is still investigating the case. Sri Mulyani said Wednesday that the ministry's internal compliance unit and the KPK had been investigating the case since a member of the public lodged a report in early 2020. “The Taxation Directorate General is doing research on the taxpayer allegedly involved, and if there is evidence of a shortfall in the tax payment, the directorate general will act on it in line with the prevailing regulation,” Sri Mulyani said in a virtual briefing on Wednesday. The re...