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Indonesia VAT coronavirus measures

  • Feb 9, 2021 | Richard Asquith

9 Feb - small businesses in free trade bonded zones will be given rapid VAT refunds on their input VAT credits. 

21 June - there is to be a one month delay to the planned launch of Indonesia VAT on digital services. The new implementation date is 

24 April - the VAT credit refund limit ('resitution') has been increased to IR 5billion.

19 March - Indonesia has introduced a range of Value Added Tax and direct tax measures to assist businesses during the COVID-19 crisis. 

  • Granted postponements of payments of import VAT for businesses, and offer accelerated VAT credit repayments for manufacturers.
  • Waiver of 10% consumption taxes on hotels and restaurants in Bali and nine other tourist destinations for the next three months. 
  • The threshold for automatic VAT refunds has been raised to IDR 5billion from IDR 1billion. This will be in place until September 2020.

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VP Global Indirect Tax
Richard Asquith
VP Global Indirect Tax Richard Asquith
Richard Asquith is VP Global Indirect Tax at Avalara, helping businesses understand their compliance obligations as they grow globally. He is part of the European leadership team which won International Tax Review's 2020 Tax Technology Firm of the Year. Richard trained as an accountant with KPMG in the UK, and went on to work in Hungary, Russia and France with EY.
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