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Indonesia To Place VAT On E-Commerce

by Mary Swire, Tax-News.com, Hong Kong

03 February 2015


The Indonesian Minister for Finance, Bambang Brodjonegoro, has confirmed the Government hopes to introduce value-added tax (VAT) on e-commerce.

Speaking on February 1, 2015, Brodjonegoro said the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology has been instructed to prepare regulations to tax online shopping at the 10 percent VAT rate.

In brief comments, he added that Indonesia is also to seek to tax foreign companies that receive revenues from hosting online adverts on behalf of Indonesian businesses, naming Google and Youtube.

TAGS: Finance | tax | value added tax (VAT) | commerce | e-commerce | Indonesia | regulation | Communications

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