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Friday, July 4, 2008

TAX PAYMENT

The taxpayer has to pay the tax due to the state treasury via Post Office and/or a State Owned Bank or Local Government Owned Bank or any other place of payment stipulated by the Minister of Finance using tax payment slips (it’s called: Surat Setoran Pajak-SSP). (Article 10-paragraph (1) Law No. 28 Year 2007).

1. Payment of Monthly Installment Article 25 Income Tax

For Monthly Article 25 Income Tax Return, the monthly tax installment payment is due no later then 15 days from the end of the month. If the 15th is a public holiday, Saturday or Sunday, the due date is the following day (Article 9-paragraph (1) Law No. 28 Year 2007).

The amount of monthly installment which should be paid by taxpayer shall be equal to the tax due according to the annual income tax return for the preceding year, deducted by income tax under Article 21, 22, 23, and 24; then divided by 12 (twelve) or the number of months for part of the tax year. For the months before the due date of the annual income tax return (January-February), the amount of monthly Article 25 income tax shall be equal to such amount paid in the last month (December) of the preceding tax year.

For an individual taxpayer who is conducting a business or is an independent professional an has several places of business, the monthly Article 25 income tax payable in the current tax year shall be 1 % (one percent) of the monthly gross turnover from each place of business (Section 3 of Circular Letter No.: SE-14/PJ.41/2002 dated 7 August 2002).

For a new taxpayer who is conducting a business or is an independent professional, the monthly Article 25 income tax shall be equal to the income tax liability calculated using the normal tax rate on annualized net income, divided by 12 (twelve). The amount of that net income is previously deducted by the non-taxable income threshold amount (Article 2 of Minister of Finance Decree No.: 522/KMK.04/2000 dated 14 December 2000).

However, for a new taxpayer other than the above mentioned, the monthly Article 25 income tax shall be equal to the income tax liability calculated at 10% of annualized net income, divided by 12 (twelve). The amount of that net income is previously deducted by the non-taxable income threshold amount (Circular Letter Number SE-31/PJ.4/1995 dated June 21, 1995).

2. Payment of Annual Individual Tax Return Article 29 Income Tax

The tax underpayment based on the annual tax return should be paid by the 25th of the third month after the end of a tax year or part of a tax year, before the annual tax return is filed (Article 9-paragraph (2) Law No. 28 Year 2007).

3. Payment of Tax Assessment

Additional payments required as a result of a Tax Collection Letter (STP), Tax Underpayment Assessment (SKPKB), Additional Tax Underpayment Assessment (SKPKBT), or Tax Correction Notice, Decision Letter on Objection or Appeal should be paid at the latest one month from the date of issuance (Article 9-paragraph (3) Law No. 28 Year 2007).

4. Payment of Exit Tax

An individual taxpayer who travels abroad has to pay exit tax at a counter located at each point of departure from Indonesia through land, sea, and air. The tax is paid at the counter by using an Exit Tax Form or paid at the post office or a bank authorized to receive tax payments on behalf of the Director General of Taxation by using tax payment slip (SSP). (Article 25- paragraph (8) Law No. 17 Year 2000).

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