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What's new with Indonesia's taxation law?

Chanel Barnes

August 28, 2020

What's new with Indonesia's taxation law?

What's new with Indonesia's taxation law?

As an international retailer selling to Indonesia, there are certain thresholds and criteria to consider regarding Value Added Tax (VAT) collection.

Threshold and appointment 

Threshold for VAT collection

If you sell over 600 million rupiah (IDR) annually or if your website traffic exceeds 12,000 per year, you may be appointed by the Indonesia Director-General of Tax as a VAT collector.

Appointment process

If you're above the threshold and appointed by the Indonesian government, the Director-General of Tax will reach out and provide you with further instructions to activate your account and update your data. Once you complete this process, your appointment as a VAT collector will be effective.

VAT collection obligations 

All VAT collectors in Indonesia must collect, report, and pay 10% multiplied by the Tax Imposition Base, which is the amount paid by the buyer (excluding the VAT). The VAT applies to all intangible goods and taxable services.

Likelihood of appointment 

It is unlikely that every business will be appointed as a VAT collector. The Director-General of Tax has only appointed six companies as VAT collectors so far, including Netflix, Spotify, Amazon, and Google.

Becoming a VAT collector 

If you are appointed as a VAT collector, further instructions will be provided to you by the Indonesia Director-General of Tax.

How Zonos can help 

Zonos provides duty and tax solutions to assist with managing Indonesian tax laws and similar laws in other countries. Our services include:

  • Zonos Hello, which informs Indonesian customers when they are exempt from paying duty or VAT.
  • Tax collection at checkout for Indonesian customers.
  • Regular updates on the latest Indonesian tax law changes and other country taxation updates.

Additional resources 

For further reading, you can check out the following resources:

Looking for duty and tax help? 

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