The government plans to open a special tax office in April catering to wealthy Jakarta residents, in a move that could raise income tax revenue by focusing on an estimated 1,200 taxpayers with assets of more than Rp 100 billion ($8.3 million), said Darmin Nasution, director general of taxation, on Wednesday.
â€śThis office will only serve affluent Jakarta residents - mostly businessmen,â€ť Darmin said, adding that more special tax offices would be opened in other cities if the program was successful.
Darmin said he suspected there were still a lot of rich Indonesians who were not paying income taxes correctly.
â€śWe also want to collect data from these people,â€ť he said. â€śIt will make it easier for us to investigate if they are tied to any examples of tax fraud.â€ť
In January, the tax office recorded a more than 100 percent increase in personal income taxes compared with business taxes, which fell 3.8 percent.