"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."
"Update on Current Events" – Jul 23, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) - (Subjects: The Humanization of God, Gaia, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Benevolent Design, Financial Institutes (Recession, System to Change ...), Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Nuclear Power Revealed, Geothermal Power, Hydro Power, Drinking Water from Seawater, No need for Oil as Much, Middle East in Peace, Persia/Iran Uprising, Muhammad, Israel, DNA, Two Dictators to fall soon, Africa, China, (Old) Souls, Species to go, Whales to Humans, Global Unity,..... etc.)
(Subjects: Who/What is Kryon ?, Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" Managed Business, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)

The headquarters of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in 
Jakarta. (BeritaSatu Photo)
"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Taufik Darusman: The Taxman Cometh

Jakarta Globe, Taufik Darusman, January 31, 2010

If taxes, like death, are an unavoidable uncertainty, so are tax evaders, which in Indonesia covers a wide spectrum that includes listed companies, legislators and large private and state corporations.

No sooner had it named — and shamed — the country’s 100 top tax-dodging companies, the Ministry of Finance then revealed that 113 lawmakers from the House of Representatives and 23 members of the Regional Representatives Council don’t even have tax registration numbers.

To be sure, whether or not legislators have a tax ID number (NPWP), their taxes are automatically deducted from their oversized salaries every month. But the mere fact that about 20 percent of House members have no NPWP says volumes about their personal and professional ethics.

If lawmakers were never role models for the public in the first place, despite their frequent claims to the contrary, they are even less so after the tax office’s revelations last week.

The legislators would have earned much-needed public sympathy by offering apologies and pledges to rectify the situation. Nothing of that sort, though, as Arif Wibowo, a legislator from the opposition Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), belittled the issue by blaming the ministry “for not being more proactive and informing the lawmakers directly of their legal obligations.”

Arif, who claims he has an NPWP, added that “many Indonesians are reluctant to pay tax due to inadequate government services.”

Clearly, Arif must think that taxes collected by the government are used solely to please his whims and not to build the bridges and roads that his chauffeured vehicle traverses to bring him to the House complex.

Every Indonesian who earns more than Rp 15.8 million ($1,700) per year is required to submit a tax return and pay income tax.

Legislators, for the record, can earn as much as four times that figure (about Rp 60 million) if one factors in the allowances they earn from taking part in House sessions, committees, regional inspection tours and other somewhat dubious activities inside and outside the House.

Employees in private companies are required to have NPWPs and pay their tax obligations. A completely different scheme applies to companies, private as well as state-owned, which is why many of them may tend to be lax in their fiscal responsibilities.

“As of December 2009, the 100 top tax dodgers owe Rp 17.5 trillion [$1.9 billion] in tax arrears,” Tjiptardjo, the Finance Ministry’s senior official in charge of tax matters, told a hearing last week with House Commission XI, which oversees finance.

Surprisingly enough, foreign companies that are known for their exemplary corporate governance principles, such as Siemens Indonesia, ING International, Mobil Exploration Indonesia and Deutsche Bank, also failed the tax office’s test.

Not so surprisingly, however, were the strong internal reactions, with Muhammad Said Didu, secretary of the State Enterprises Ministry, taking the lead.

Not only did Didu blame the tax office for practicing wrong accounting principles, he also claimed that the Finance Ministry had agreed not to tax unprofitable deadbeats such as PT Merpati Nusantara Airlines, plantation company Perkebunan Nusantara XIV, railway company PT Kereta Api and shipping company Djakarta Lloyd Shipping.

“Televisi Republik Indonesia is not even a state-owned company,” Sidu said in a statement that in a way raises a legal anomaly: If TVRI is neither a state nor a private entity, what is it then?

BNI president director Gatot Suwondo, the brother-in-law of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, chimed in by speculating that the bank’s inclusion on the list might be due to confusion over taxation on a Shariah unit.

If the assertions by Didu and Suwondo are correct, the tax arrears bombshell dropped by the tax office is not only about recalcitrant taxpayers, but also about different interpretations of accounting principles on a national scale. So what will be the tax office’s future course of action?

“Warning letters will be issued, after which we will force them to pay or confiscate their assets, and ultimately freeze their bank accounts,” Tjiptardjo said.

“They must pay,” he added.

Whether that becomes reality in a country where deals and compromises are politically acceptable norms is a very doubtful proposition.

Taufik Darusman is a veteran Jakarta-based journalist.

The tax directorate threatened last year to expose candidates who did not have taxpayer numbers. (JG Photo/Safir Makki)

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