Switzerland Provides a $5 Million Grant to Help Tax Fix in Indonesia
The government of Switzerland will provide a $5 million grant to Indonesia to provide technical assistance to strengthen administration system, procedures, and taxation policies.
The grant will be managed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for further implemented through a series of cooperation with the Directorate General of Taxation, Ministry of Finance.
The agreement was signed by ADB’s Head of Office of Cofinancing Operations, Rune Stroem, and Ambassador Beatrice Maser Mallor of the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs.
The local government are potentially increase tax revenues from economic activity society. This requires improvement of the regulatory framework and support for fiscal decentralization,” Stroem said in a press release Thursday (7/5/2015).
As part of the cofinancing agreement, the Government of Switzerland will provide a $5 million grant to be managed by ADB.
ADB will work together with Indonesia’s Ministry of Finance and five selected local governments to implement pilot projects to improve tax administration.
This cooperation is in the form of technical assistance aimed to strengthen the management of local governance, particularly in the field of administration, procedures, and tax regulation.
The management of better tax is expected to increase the central and local income, also boost the level of tax compliance.
This year, the Indonesian government is targeting tax payments amount Rp1.294 trillion. The target is increased more than 400 trillion compared to last year. (bisnis.com)