JAKARTA. The Directorate General of Taxes (DGT) continues the information exchange program with local governments in Indonesia. The fifth phase of the cooperation agreement (PKS) with DGT was this time signed by 113 local governments.
Previously, DGT had succeeded in partnering with 367 local governments, so now 480 local governments have collaborated with DGT.
Meanwhile, the total number of local governments in Indonesia is recorded at 552. This means that there are still 72 other local governments that have not cooperated.
Quoting cnbcIndonesia.com, the 5th phase of the cooperation agreement signing ceremony was held on Tuesday (22/8) in Jakarta.
Increasing Tax Ratio
On that occasion, Director General of Taxes Suryo Utomo stated that the cooperation was carried out to strengthen the synergy between the central government and local governments in optimizing state revenue.
Thus, it is expected that Indonesia's tax ratio can increase. "There are still many potential niches that can be explored," said Suryo, Tuesday (22/8).
The cooperation between DGT-Local Government includes the exchange of tax data or information, joint taxpayer supervision, knowledge sharing of supervision, audit, and collection business processes.
In addition, DGT is also committed to providing support to local governments related to capacity building, through technical guidance on extracting potential, integrated socialization, assistance in drafting local regulations, and improving data governance.
Supervising the 8,277 Taxpayers
Referring to the implementation of cooperation agreements from phase one to phase five, DGT has received data and information from 207 local governments regarding taxpayer revenue.
In addition, joint supervision has been carried out on 8,277 taxpayers and 15 approvals have been issued for permits to open tax data by the Minister of Finance.
These data have been used to explore the potential revenue of local taxpayers who have indicated that they have not reported local taxes properly. (ASP/KEN)