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Blog: Tax & Accounting

Investors in Certain Industries and/or Regions are Entitled to New Tax Incentives

The Indonesian government released Regulation 78/2019 or GR 78 on November 13, 2019, abolishing Regulation 18/2015. This regulation is regarding Income Tax Incentives Granting for Investments in Certain Business Sectors and Industries in Indonesia, which has become effective on December 13, 2019. The purpose of the enactment of GR78 is to simplify the procedure of …

Common Tax Infringements in Indonesia and How to Avoid Them

Over the years, we have seen an immense flourish of businesses in Indonesia. Therefore, the legal requirements to keep up legitimate accounting and tax filing are also getting more and more significant. However, due to the ever-changing laws and the complexity of the regulations, most business owners and foreign entrepreneurs often find tax filing, reporting …

Your Advanced Guide to Personal Income Tax in Indonesia

ANNOUNCEMENT: Due to current public health conditions (coronavirus), the deadline for individual annual tax returns has been extended for a month to 30 April 2020.   Just like anywhere in the world, tax affairs in Indonesia are important and unavoidable.This is because taxes are considered the main source of a country’s income. The government uses …

Back-Office Hotel Accounting Outsourcing: Key to Successful Hotel Operations

There has been a huge shift in the hospitality industry in recent years as an increasing number of hotels have started to outsource many of their back-office tasks including hotel accounting. This is definitely not surprising because accounting outsourcing service helps in improving the structure of your entire business in Indonesia. Thanks to the ever-developing …

Outsourcing an Accounting Department Makes Sense after Knowing These 8 Reasons

In the ever-changing global economy, a lot of businesses are in critical turning point of their growth phase in Indonesia. Some businesses hit the whopping million dollar mark in their annual revenue and all of a sudden feel the pressure of handling their own accounting. As a result, it takes only a very short time …

Everything You Need to Know about Value-Added Tax (VAT) in Indonesia

Value-Added Tax (VAT) is a tax imposed on most goods and services in the Indonesian Customs Area. In other words, it is a consumption tax applied to each production stage until the final product sales. Therefore, Indonesia VAT has impacts on both end consumers and businesses. Cekindo has put together a basic guide with some …

What are the Major Benefits of Tax Outsourcing in Indonesia?

As a business owner in Indonesia, do you find yourself often feel anxious about your tax reporting, filling, and other burdensome tax-related activities? We feel you because many companies struggle to comply with the Indonesian financial and tax regulations unless they choose to go on with tax outsourcing in Indonesia. Indonesia has its own sets …

More Scope of Services in Export are Exempted from Value-Added Tax

Companies, investors, and individuals need to comply with various taxes in Indonesia. When it comes to Indonesia tax, your tax obligations may include individual income tax, corporate income tax, value-added tax (VAT), withholding taxes, international tax agreements, luxury-goods sales tax, tax concessions, customs & excise, and land & building tax. This article aims to provide …

Taxation in Indonesia: New Procedure for Tax Return Reporting

If you are an employee or a business owner in Indonesia, it is almost certain that you are bound to tax responsibilities and are already paying taxes to the Indonesian government. Being aware of taxation in Indonesia is important. Therefore, staying on top of taxes and the regular updates of tax laws is often compared …

Important Qualities to Look For in a Transfer Pricing Service Provider in Indonesia

Many foreign companies that are considering expanding their businesses far and beyond to other countries such as Indonesia often encounter increasing international tax compliance issues and challenges. For most foreign companies in Indonesia, it is almost unattainable to keep pace with all regulations and tax requirements that change constantly, depending on the country’s economic conditions. …