The Government has finally started to take concrete steps for the creation of our version of IRS after discussing the institutional reforms in the tax sector for a very long time. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said he has issued a Presidential Mandate (Ampres) to give autonomy to the Directorate General of Taxation (Ditjen Pajak) and turn it into an independent agency responsible directly to the President. In other words, the Ditjen Pajak will be separated from the Ministry of Finance. The new institution will be named the National Board of Revenue (Badan Penerimaan Pajak – BPP).To subscribe please click here