VP Jusuf Kalla: Tax Issues Issuance of policies for room for maneuver on electric cars

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TEMPO.CO, JakartaVice President Jusuf Kalla revealed that the government is hampered by fiscal problems in passing regulations on electric cars that are destined to complete this year.

"It is certainly a matter of taxation; [why] c & # 39; is a rule that will come into effect this year, and others in the next two years," said Kalla when he met in the Gaikindo Indonesia International Auto Show of 2019 or GIIAS, at ICE BSD, South Tangerang, Thursday 18 July.

According to the VP, consumers and producers must be taken into account in drafting the tax on electric vehicles. Therefore, the related ministries, namely the Ministry of Industry, the Ministry of Finance and the Ministry of Transport, should synchronize the bill.

The tax in question is the sales tax on luxury goods or PPnBM. At present, the tax on electric cars is considered too expensive and is also subject to high import duties.

"If the tax is high, consumers refuse to buy," said Kalla. However, if there are no taxes or import duties, Indonesia could potentially lose tax revenues.

Therefore, the Interior Minister Airlangga Hartarto has stated that the government is considering providing tax incentives in the form of tax breaks for companies that invest in a certain value. "We've given it to Toyota," he said.

FRANCISCA CHRISTY ROSANA

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