Thursday, October 28, 2010

No more Fiscal Fee

Starting January 2011, Indonesians do not have to pay Fiscal Fee anymore if they want to travel abroad. Please find below an article that I have quoted from Kompas.

This new government policy will surely increase the number of Indonesians who will travel abroad and spend their money there.  

Indonesians to Enjoy Free Fiscal Fee
Selasa, 26 Oktober 2010 | 18:12 WIB AFP

Photo taken October 18, 2010 shows dancers from India performing during the Nusa Dua Fiesta in Nusa Dua in the resort island of Bali on October 18, 2010. The annual event features cultural performances from Indonesia and other Asian countries.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com - Indonesians will enjoy free fiscal fee overseas travel starting next year, a senior official said. Director of Public Service and Information of the Tax Directorate General M Iqbal Alamsyah said Tuesday his office starting January 2011 would give a free fiscal facility for people aged 21 and over who did not have a tax ID number.

Previously from January 1, 2009, to December 31, 2010, free fiscal facility was only applicable to with a tax ID number. Iqbal said the new policy was part of the government’s program to make it easier for those going abroad for various purposes such as education or medical check up.

Up till now, fiscal fee traveling abroad costs Rp 2.5 million for those traveling by air, and Rp 1 million traveling by sea.

10 comments:

colson said...

That was/is peanuts if you are a $ millionaire. It is serious money if you are not.

So I wonder: who had/have and who had not/ have not a tax ID number.

And I wonder did the rich and famous ( and middle classes) have/had that tax ID number and did the poor and ignorant hadn't/ haven't?

If so only the poor had to pay up. In that case a free fiscal facility for them is sheer progress.

DS. Utomo said...

A very, very good news, mas Harry, especially for me who want to travel around the world !

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H. Nizam said...

@Colson,
Every adult citizens with income are legally considered as taxpayers therefore should have Tax ID.
As the number of people with Tax ID are very low, so the govet tried to get more of them by announcing on Jan'09 that taxpayers and those under 21 don't have to pay Rp 2.5 mio fiscal.
Of course the fiscal is peanuts for middle to rich people.

@Pak Utomo,
Yes it is a good news indeed.

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Just what exactly is a fiscal fee? Some sort of travel tax?


peter

H. Nizam said...

Peter/Kiwi,
Fiscal fee is some sort of tax a person has to pay if he wants to go abroad. Until now registered tax payer and under 21 don`t have to pay fiscal.

H. Nizam said...

Peter/Kiwi,
Fiscal fee is some sort of tax a person has to pay if he wants to go abroad. Until now registered tax payer and under 21 don`t have to pay fiscal.

sawali tuhusetya said...

wah, semoga ini pertanda baik buat kemajuan dunia pariwisata kita.

Fir'aun NgebLoG said...

kunjungan malam sob...
giliran ronda nich :D hehehe....


nice info :D

H. Nizam said...

@Sawali,
Pembebasan fiskal akan memperbanyak orang yang keluar negeri dengan mebawa uang tentunya.

@fir'aun NgebloG,
Terima kasih atas kunjungannya