Personal Income Tax in Indonesia (Advanced)

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Personal Income Tax Rate in Indonesia

If you are currently employed, your company will be responsible for deducting income tax from your salary. However, it’s important to note that the amount that will be deducted may vary depending on the gross salary that you receive each month.

At the end of the fiscal year, your employer will provide you with your annual tax return, which you will need to submit to the tax authority in Indonesia by March 31st of the following year.

In Indonesia, a basic tax allowance applies to everyone’s income. Your taxable income is not subject to tax up to this amount. However, if your taxable income exceeds the basic tax allowance, you must pay income tax. Generally, the more you earn, the higher your tax obligations will be.

How Is Income Tax Calculated in Indonesia?

The Indonesian financial system relies heavily on income tax to fund the nation’s development. As such, residents and expats need to understand the calculation process to ensure they contribute their fair share and comply with tax regulations. Failure to do so can result in penalties, which can be avoided by following the guidelines.

Determine Taxable Income

The first step in calculating income tax is determining taxable income, which is the gross income minus deductions and exemptions.

Allowable Deductions:

  • Occupational expenses: Up to 5% of gross income or a maximum of IDR 6,000,000
  • Old-age saving contribution: Paid by employee (2% of gross income)
  • Personal allowances: IDR 54,000,000 + (IDR 4,500,000 x number of dependents)


  • Certain income from specific industries, such as agriculture, forestry, and fisheries
  • Income from overseas sources for individuals residing in Indonesia for less than 183 days per year

Identify Applicable Tax Rate

After calculating taxable income, the appropriate tax rate is determined based on the income bracket. Indonesia has a progressive tax system, with higher rates for higher revenues.

What Is The Income Tax Rate in Indonesia 2023?

The following tax rates can be used as your basic guide to calculate how much income tax you have to pay.

Annual Taxable IncomeRate
The first Rp 60,000,0005%
The next Rp 250,000,00015%
The next Rp 500,000,00025%
The next Rp 5,000,000,00030%
The next amount of over Rp 5 billion35%

What Is The Personal Income Tax in Indonesia for Expats

If you are an expat working in Indonesia, you will be categorized as a non-resident taxpayer and must pay a withholding tax (WHT) of 20% on any income you earn in Indonesia.

However, depending on the applicable tax treaties, you may be eligible for exemptions or reductions. Additionally, you may receive tax deductions for certain expenses such as housing, education, and health insurance.

For more detail regarding Corporate Income Tax calculation in Indonesia, please get in touch with our tax experts.

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