JAKARTA. The Directorate General of Taxes (DGT) revealed that there were 6,745 taxpayers in 152 local governments who were included in the Joint Monitoring Target List (DSPB) of the central and regional governments.
Citing a written statement issued by the DGT on Thursday (15/9), from the published DSPB, the majority came from the accommodation, food, and beverage sector, which was 54% of the total DSPB.
Further, 19% are other service sectors, 14% wholesale and retail trade, 4% real estate and construction, 3% culture, entertainment and recreation, and 6% others.
From the published DSPB, the local government has carried out follow-up actions such as supervision. To assist with this supervision, Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati has also approved the disclosure of taxpayer data so that local governments can access it.
Boosting the Revenue
The issuance of the DSPB by the DGT is a follow-up to the data exchange program between the central and regional governments, to encourage state revenues.
The program has been running since 2019 involving 168 local governments with the signing of cooperation agreements carried out in stages.
The first phase was carried out in 2019 with seven city and seven provincial governments. Then the second phase will be continued in 2020 with the addition of 78 local governments. While the third phase will be carried out in 2021 by adding 83 local governments.
Then, DGT has also just signed the third phase of a cooperation agreement with 86 local governments so a total of 254 local governments have committed to exchanging data with DGT.
DGT admitted that this cooperation agreement is one of the efforts to increase revenue both in the context of support for the State Budget and Regional Revenue and Expenditure Budget.