As reported on balidiscovery.com [See: Fiscal Tax to End?], the onerous Rp. 1 million (US$90) fiscal tax paid by all Indonesian nationals and registered residents will end on January 1, 2009, providing travelers can present proof of an official tax registration number (NPWP).
That's the good news, but for those registered residents and Indonesian nationals who have failed to obtain an official tax number they will soon be obliged to pay a fiscal tax of Rp. 2.5 million (US$225) each time they travel abroad after January 1, 2009.
The increase in the fiscal tax has been reported in The Jakarta Post and Kompas.com.
The exemption from paying the fiscal tax will remain in place as an incentive to those participating in the tax system via an official tax number until December 31, 2010, at which time the policy will be reviewed.
Exempted from both the requirement to have a NPWP or pay the fiscal tax are citizens under the age of 21, foreign nationals who have spent less than 183 days in Indonesia over the past 12 months, diplomats and the staff of international organizations.
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