Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesian Employers Association (Apindo) praised achievements of the voluntary disclosure program (PPS) ending June 30, 2022, with disclosed assets worth Rp594.82 trillion, and payment of tax obligations as represented by income tax (PPh), Rp61.01 trillion.

"This is a good result, since although tax amnesty was conducted in 2016, it is still able to collect voluntary disclosures of up to Rp594.82 trillion," Apindo General Chairman Hariyadi Sukamdani stated at a press conference in Jakarta, Monday.

Hence, he expressed gratitude to the entrepreneurs, who actively participated in supporting the PPS this time.

He also congratulated the government, in particular, Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani, who along with the entire team of the Ministry of Finance (Kemenkeu) had worked hard to complete the voluntary disclosure program.

With the implementation of PPS in 2022 and tax amnesty in 2016, Apindo is optimistic that the taxpayer data will be better, as disclosure of all assets had been conducted thoroughly.

Taxpayers are also expected to have more foundations to develop in terms of their business or profession.

"We hope to build mutual trust between taxpayers and the state," he stated.

In addition, Sukamdani expressed optimism that good results from this year's PPS will become a strong foundation for future development of the country, so that the fundamentals for increasing the tax ratio will also become better.

During the PPS, Apindo has become the main supporter through a series of simultaneous sessions to disseminate information since 2021.

Apindo also actively encourages sectoral association partners and all members to participate in PPS.

The Directorate General of Taxes had earlier sent 18 million emails inviting taxpayers to participate in its voluntary disclosure program, which ends this month, according to an agency official.

"This email is to remind (taxpayers). Hence, if they have participated or are not required to participate, then just ignore the email," the directorate general's director of counseling, service, and public relations, Neilmaldrin Noor, stated.

Earlier, in March 2022, the directorate general had sent at least 1.62 million emails with the same message, he added.

He said that the process of sending the emails commenced in May and is still ongoing.

Despite consistently reminding taxpayers to participate in the voluntary disclosure program, the directorate general has not set a revenue target, considering the program's voluntary nature, the director stated.

"We could not set the target, and the estimates are not available yet," Noor stated.

He then expressed optimism that taxpayers would utilize the opportunity provided by the program and not report overdue taxes close to the deadline, as the program will not be extended.

Meanwhile, director general of taxes, Suryo Utomo, stated that as of 11 p.m. local time (UTC +7) on June 5, 2022, income tax collected under the voluntary disclosure program has reached Rp12.56 trillion (US$866 million).

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