Written by Administrator
Wednesday, 22 December 2010
Daily Cash, December 22, 2010
JAKARTA. This is good news for foreign tourists. Government plans to add five airports (airport) again to return the program implementation of Value Added Tax (VAT) to foreign tourists, aka value-added tax (VAT) Refund for tourist from the road.
Tuesday (21/12) yesterday, the Directorate General (DG) of Taxation Ministry of Finance officially released the new rules about the addition of facilities for VAT Refund Adisucipto Airport, Yogyakarta. Starting early 2011, this airport can provide facilities VAT Refund. "This provision is stipulated in the Decree of the Minister of Finance Number 427/KMK.03/2010, which became effective on January 1, 2011," said Iqbal Alamsjah, spokesman for the Directorate General of Taxes in its written statement on Tuesday (21/12).
With the establishment of Adisucipto airport in Yogyakarta as a VAT refund, the Tax Directorate also adding 10 retail shops in Yogyakarta, as retail participation in the scheme of VAT Refund for Tourist this. Note only, VAT Refund is a tax incentive for foreign citizens who travel and live a maximum of two months in Indonesia. Incentives in the form of VAT refund worth at least Rp 500,000 for a souvenir from Indonesia who will be brought into the country. This program has been the road since April 2010.
VAT Refund To run the program, the Directorate General of Taxation took 30 retail outlets, not including 10 stores in yogyakarta. So, now total there are 10 retail outlets that can serve the VAT Refund.
With the entry of Adisucipto, then there are currently three international airport serving the VAT Refund, namely Soekarno Hatta Airport, Jakarta, Ngurah Rai Airport, Bali; Adisucipto Airport, Yogyakarta. After Adisucipto, VAT Refund facility also will apply next year at the Airport Husein Sastranegara, Bandung; Juanda, Surabaya; Sam Ratulangi, Manado, and Polonia Airport, Medan.
Observers taxation Darussalam, said that the government should expand the application of VAT Refund for foreign tourists. Because this rule applies worldwide.
Source : Kontan Daily, December 22, 2010