JAKARTA. Bank Mandiri West Java region in collaboration with MUC Consulting and West Java I DGT Regional Tax Office, held an online tax seminar, Friday (9/7/2021).
The webinar entitled "Tax Dividend and Beyond: All About 2021 Dividend Tax Incentives" was attended by more than 200 participants, the majority of whom are priority customers of Bank Mandiri.
This seminar presented the Regional CEO of PT Bank Mandiri for the West Java region Sulaeman, Head of West Java I DGT Regional Tax Office Erna Sulistyowati and her staffs, and MUC Consulting Project Manager Tax Advisory Cindy Miranti as a moderator.
This tax discussion became relevant to be carried out amid the government's efforts to control the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on economic stability to using various tax incentives. One of them is the dividend Income Tax (PPh) facility.
Although obtaining this incentive is relatively easy, there are a number of requirements that must be paid attention to by taxpayers (WP) in order to maximize the utilization of the incentive.
This situation and condition initiated Bank Mandiri to organize a tax webinar in collaboration with MUC Consulting and the West Java I DGT Regional Tax Office.
Regional CEO of PT Bank Mandiri for the West Java region, Sulaeman, said the purpose of this online seminar was to provide a forum for Bank Mandiri's priority customers who want to know more about tax incentives, especially dividend income tax incentive.
"This webinar is held as part of our efforts to always provide the best for our priority customers," he said.
Sulaeman also confirmed that he fully supports various government initiatives in the midst of the current pandemic situation. Especially related to the policy of providing incentives in the field of taxation.
"Because this government initiative is a good thing to support and provide benefits to the community," he added.
On this occasion, Head of West Java I DGT Regional Tax Office Erna Sulistyowati welcomed the implementation of the tax webinar event. She said that DGT does need support from various parties in an effort to socialize government policies that are dynamic, especially in the field of taxation.
"I must say thank you to Bank Mandiri for holding this webinar, because we need support from stakeholders to deliver the policies. Especially at this time, when we cannot meet face to face," she explained.
According to Erna, since the Covid-19 pandemic hit Indonesia, most of the tax revenue was diverted for efforts to strengthen the economy. Because, as it is known, the pandemic has struck the economy, leaving many business sectors overwhelmed and ultimately unable to survive.
For this reason, she continued, the government provided a number of incentives for taxpayers affected by Covid-19. In fact, the validity period of the tax incentive ends in June 2021. However, because the pandemic conditions have not been under control, the incentive will be extended until December 2021.
"Although taxes are the largest contribution to state revenue today, on the one hand, we also have to realize that with the Covid-19, it is difficult for people to do business. Therefore, many incentives are given, starting from VAT, ITA 21 and also dividend income tax," she continued.
Related to dividend income tax incentive, Erna said, it is one of the government's efforts to improve investment performance. However, this dividend incentive mechanism must be thoroughly understood by taxpayers. "Don't let the time period be exceeded, that's too bad. At first, it was supposed not to be imposed, then it was imposed (taxes)," she said.
The webinar also presents the tax counselor team from the West Java I DGT Regional Tax Office consisting of Rudi Rudiawan, Dwi Wahyuningsih and Adhitia Mulyani. The team explained the dividend income tax incentive technically.
For information, the full version of the regulation on dividend income tax incentive is contained in the Minister of Finance Regulation (PMK) Number 18/PMK.03/2021 concerning the Implementation of Law Number 11 of 2020 on Job Creation in the Field of Income Tax, Value Added Tax and Sales Tax on Luxury Goods, as well as Taxation General Provisions and Procedures Law.