In the past few days, I believe there is no number being discussed everywhere in Indonesia, other than NPWP (Nomor Pokok Wajib Pajak) or Registered Tax Payer ID, especially for those who are going abroad to outside Indonesia.
How come ? This is due to the Indonesian Government (through its Tax Department) has currently applying its strategic movement to apply the Fiscal payment for those who do not have NPWP when he/she is going abroad starting on 00:00 01 Jan 09. Government also increased the amount of Fiscal payment up to 150% than before this new regulation. The reason for this new regulation is to increase the number of registered Tax payer.
Fyi, Indonesian government currently apply the regulation that all people who is going abroad has to pay some amount of money. This is called “Fiscal”. Please see below
Airport Fiscal Seaport Fiscal
Rp 1.000.000 Rp 500.000
Has NPWP Airport Fiscal Seaport Fiscal
No Rp 2.500.000 Rp 1.000.000
Yes Rp 0 Rp 0
The good thing about this new regulation is that for those who do have NPWP, they do not have to pay fiscal anymore, even though they travel on airport/seaport outside the special zone. Last time, only local citizen of certain regions (usually near Indonesian border like Batam) who do not have to pay fiscal when they travel to Singapore through Batam seaports. Jakarta’s citizen still have to pay the fiscal when they travel to Singapore through Batam.
This new regulation is surely has an impact on people on regions which near the Indonesian’s border. Batam, the island which I live now, is near with Singapore. I read in the local newspaper a few days ago that the number of people who travel to Singapore through all seaport terminals in Batam is dropping by more than 50%. In the same newspaper also I read that the number of new application for NPWP on the office of Tax Department is increased significantly
Well, from my perspective, it is a very good movement from our government to apply this regulation. Since the government has announced that the fiscal regulation shall be obsoletes on 2011, this new fiscal regulation shall “force” its citizen to apply for NPWP when he/she about to go abroad, otherwise he/she need to pay the fiscal
Btw, you can refer to this link to download the detail of this new regulation (from the official Indonesian’s Tax Department) :
On the website, there is also new regulation about NPWP for the family member that I will discuss in the next posting. So stay tune