Monday, October 4, 2010

30 Retailers serve tax refund facility starting today

The Directorate General of Taxes add 22 retail stores that participate in the provision of refund of VAT (tax refund) to foreign tourists.

The provision is contained in Decree No. DGT. 34/PJ/2010 about Appointment of Retail Stores, signed on 6 September 2010. This Decree are effective today.

Business Process Transformation Director Directorate General of Taxation, Robert Pakpahan, said the addition of retail stores is done considering the positive response from the tourists and retail shops on the implementation of tax refund policy that became effective from 1 April.

"The VAT refund facility for foreign tourists has received positive response from the tourists and retail stores," he said as quoted by the Business release received today.

On 1 April 2010, the Directorate General of Taxation has appointed eight retail stores participating in the program. With the addition of retail stores participating in the provision of tax refund from today, the number of stores grew to 30 stores.

Retail stores participating in this program are required to put the logo 'VAT Refund FOR TOURISTS'. Until now, only two international airports of Soekarno Hatta Airport in Jakarta and Denpasar, Bali's Ngurah Rai airport serving this VAT refund.

Retail stores in Jakarta who has been involved in providing facilities tax refund, PT Pasaraya Blok M, Sarinah Thamrin, Metro Pondok Indah Mall, Metro Plaza Senayan, Batik Keris Citraland , Batik Keris Menteng, Batik Keris Pondok Indah Mall 2, and Batik Keris Karawaci Supermal .

In addition, Batik Keris Pacific Place, Keris Dept. Store Menteng, Keris Dept. Store Mal Puri Indah, Jean Paul Gaultier Plaza Indonesia, Plaza Indonesia Loubountin Chistian, Club Monaco Plaza Indonesia, Sogo Plaza Senayan, Sogo Kelapa Gading, Sogo Pondok Indah Mall , Sogo Emporium Pluit , Seibu Grand Indonesia, and Indonesian Square Grand Indonesia.
Meanwhile, retail stores are located in Batik Keris Bali Discovery Shopping Mall, Batik Keris Ngurah Rai Airport, Sogo Bali Collection, Sogo Discovery Shopping Mall, the Square Indonesia Nusa Dua, UC Silver Batubulan Gianyar, Mayang Bali Kuta Square, the South Atlas Sea Pearl Shops Sanur, Dewis Sukawati Gianyar, and Windu Sari Batubulan Herzliya.

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