Finance Ministry Says No More Tax Amnesty

The Finance Ministry’s Special Staffer for Strategic Communication Yustinus Prastowo stated that the government would no longer hold tax amnesty programs such as the Tax Voluntary Disclosure Program (PPS). He mentioned that permanent tax amnesty that is carried out continuously could have a negative impact on people’s tax compliance in the long term. “This is bad for the authority and reduces trust in them,” Yustinus added. Yustinus claimed he did not agree with the repetition of the PPS and hoped that business actors and members of the legislature would support the government’s decision. Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati stated that the government managed to collect income tax (PPh) totaling Rp61.01 trillion from 247.910 taxpayers during the PPS which was carried out from early January to the end of June 2022.