Monday, August 4, 2008

Free Fiscal May Take Effect January 1, 2009

The Tax Office on Tuesday said it would implement free fiscal on Jan. 1, 2009 for Indonesian citizens who have tax identity card (NPWP).

"We will free the fiscal fee on Jan. 1, 2009 for Indonesian citizens with the NPWP. We expect to exempt all Indonesian citizens from the fiscal fee on Jan. 1, 2011," Tax Office
director general Darmin Nasution said.

Fiscal fee is currently applied to Indonesian citizens travelling overseas.

The Tax Office is intensifying efforts to force Indonesian citizens to posses the NPWP. (***)

Source: The Jakarta Post, June 24, 2008

Visa on Arrival, Fiscal Tax

The nationals of many countries have, since 2004, been required to pay a small fee to obtain a tourist visa to enter Indonesia, called Visa On Arrival.

Meanwhile Indonesian citizens and foreigners employed in Indonesia are required to pay a fee of one million rupiah (about $110) each time they leave the country. The fee, called Fiscal Tax, is meant to be an advance payment on that person’s income tax for the next year. Technically citizens who have paid it can claim it back on their tax return, but this is rarely done as many claim that doing so invites the attention of tax auditors.


  1. kalau alamat lama di passport lama, n di passport blom ada alamat baru, tapi data di Kedutaan RI di luar negeri udah di update lewat email, apa masih ditagih fiskal di airport Indo ya?