Thu, 29 Mar 2007
From: Tempo Interactive
By Thursday, 29 March, 2007 | 13:04 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta: It is certain that the legalization of Draft Bill on General Provisions and Guidelines of Taxes (Draft Bill on Taxes) into law will be delayed.

“The Draft Bill on Taxes cannot be completed in March. It will be prepared once again after May recession,” said Vera Febyanthy, Deputy Head of Special Committee of Working Committee of Taxes Draft Bill at the Parliamentary complex yesterday (03/29).

Vera said that she has proposed discussion extensions for the Draft Bill on Taxes to the Consultative Body of the House of Representatives (DPR).

The remaining article that has not been yet agreed, article 25 section 7, stipulates about the obligation to pay taxes amounting to 50 percent of the tax office’s version payable when taxpayers propose tax burden.

With tougher discussions on the tax burden article, according to Vera, she was convinced that Draft Bill on Taxes will not be completed in March.

“I think it will only be completed in May,” she said.
The Justice and Prosperous Party (PKS) Faction, as Rama Pratama revealed earlier, want tax payers only pay 25 percent (instead of 50 percent) of tax obligation based on the calculation of the tax office.

According to him, the faction still wants to propose the percentage as a compromise.

The National Awakening Party and National Mandate Party Factions have agreed with the PKS that the sanctions and the amount of fines must be discussed in detail.

Meanwhile, the Indonesian Democratic Party-Struggle and Reform Star Party Factions still wanr tax calculation which is based on self-assessment.

ANTON APRIANTO



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