Determined to keep abreast of affairs throughout the country, President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyon has installed a 'situation room' at the Presidential Palace. (Antara Photo/Widodo S. Jusuf)

“ … 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.)
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Friday, April 16, 2010

Committee uncovers 12 loopholes in taxation

Aditya Suharmoko, The Jakarta Post | Fri, 04/16/2010 10:45 AM

The Taxation Oversight Committee has uncovered 12 loopholes in the taxation system that can be exploited by corrupt officials and taxpayers, chairman Anwar Suprijadi told legislators in a hearing Thursday.

The loopholes begin at the examination process where tax officials examine taxpayers tax returns. “Findings [of tax evasion] can be negotiated,” Anwar told the House of Representatives’ Commission XI overseeing financial affairs.

If taxpayers object to the findings, there is a second loophole where tax officials offer to weaken the findings before sending them to the Tax Tribunal.

The third loophole occurs at the Tax Tribunal where judges and officials make “confusing” objections to benefit taxpayers, he said.

Anwar added that the next three loopholes occur when examining preliminary evidence, making the evidence ready for prosecution and during the trial by tampering with evidence and witnesses.

The next three loopholes were the stakeholders themselves: taxpayers, tax officials and Tax Tribunal officials.

The remaining loopholes were the “tricks”, he said, in which the stakeholders could design tax evasion schemes through accounting procedures, tax facilities including tax restitution and tax regulations.

“Some of the loopholes have multiplier effects, which means that if we shut down one loophole, it can solve six to seven other loopholes,” Anwar said.

Tax officials have recently become the target of criticism following reports by the Financial Transactions Report and Analysis Center (PPATK) of Rp 28 billion (US$3.1 million) in the personal bank account of tax official Gayus Tambunan. Another tax official, Bahasyim Assifie, had Rp 64 billion.

Gayus was fired from the tax office, while Bahasyim may be temporarily suspended, Hekinus Manao, inspector general at the Finance Ministry, said.

Anwar, the former director general of customs and excise at the ministry, also pointed out six loopholes in the customs and excise office, covering service, surveillance, information and technology, customs facilities, objections and supervision.

The ministry has identified six customs and excise officials with suspicious accounts from a list of 26 names brought up by the PPATK, Hekinus said.

Anwar said the tax office had only eight investigators at the Directorate of Internal Compliance and Official Resource Transformation (KITSDA), compared to the 33,000 tax officials. “KITSDA may have to review the number of investigators they actually need,” he said.

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati said her ministry planned to issue a regulation that would allow it to examine the financial reports of tax officials. The regulation is based on a 1986 presidential decree, which states that ministers have the authority to compare the finances of officials to their tax returns.

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