Batam Employers Reject Increase in Tax and Levies
Tuesday, June 8, 2010

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Batam Employers Reject Increase in Tax and Levies
Tuesday, June 8, 2010

TEMPO Interactive, Batam – The Batam City Hall plan that would raise taxes and levies to increase revenue received criticism from various groups. In addition to increasing financial burdens on businesses, the move is also considered evidence that the local government failed to consider the citizens.

"Find another way to gain revenue. Not only what is easy (yang enak enak aja)," Chairman of the Batam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nada F. Soraya told Tempo in Batam, Tuesday (8 / 6). She is has concluded tax collection has not been maximized and collectors should find methods that do not interrupt continuity of businesses.

Batam City Government intends to raise taxes and levies in the entertainment sector from 15 percent to 75 percent.

Tax on live shows are to be increased from 35 percent to 70 percent

Fashion shows , karaoke and spas will also see a tax increase according to the plan.

Nada also claims that a traditional folk art, which currently exempt, will start seeing a 10 per cent tax. "How can folk art move forward?",

She also explained that Batam is located in a border area is therefore important in guarding against the entry of outside cultures.

Nada feels folk art (both traditional Indonesian folk art and folk art of Malay origin) such as Reog , Wayang , Kuda Lumping should be nurtured. "We reject the planned increase," she stated.

DPRD Batam also agreed, it will not approve the plan to levy the proposed tax increases. "I have received many complaints from employers," DPRD member Nurianto told Tempo on Monday (7 / 6).

Due to the fact that increases in taxes and levies are too large, and research insufficient, Batam City Government should provide in-depth studies before proposing the increase. "Do not rush it," Mr. Nurianto said.

Batam’s Head, Public Relations of Yusfa Hendri said the proposal was still pending Board approval.

Original Article HERE
<span style="font-weight: bold"><span style="font-size: 14pt">Batam Employers Reject Increase in Tax and Levies</span> </span><br /> Tuesday, June 8, 2010 <br /> <br /> TEMPO Interactive, Batam &ndash; The Batam City Hall plan that would raise taxes and levies to increase revenue received criticism from various groups. In addition to increasing financial burdens on businesses, the move is also considered evidence that the local government failed to consider the citizens. <br /> <br /> &quot;Find another way to gain revenue. Not only what is easy (yang enak enak aja),&quot; Chairman of the Batam Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Nada F. Soraya told Tempo in Batam, Tuesday (8 / 6). She is has concluded tax collection has not been maximized and collectors should find methods that do not interrupt continuity of businesses.<br /> <br /> Batam City Government intends to raise taxes and levies in the entertainment sector from 15 percent to 75 percent.<br /> <br /> Tax on live shows are to be increased from 35 percent to 70 percent<br /> <br /> Fashion shows , karaoke and spas will also see a tax increase according to the plan.<br /> <br /> Nada also claims that a traditional folk art, which currently exempt, will start seeing a 10 per cent tax. &quot;How can folk art move forward?&quot;, <br /> <br /> She also explained that Batam is located in a border area is therefore important in guarding against the entry of outside cultures. <br /> <br /> Nada feels folk art (both traditional Indonesian folk art and folk art of Malay origin) such as <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reog" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Reog</a> , <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wayang" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Wayang</a> , <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuda_Lumping" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Kuda Lumping</a> should be nurtured. &quot;We reject the planned increase,&quot; she stated. <br /> <br /> DPRD Batam also agreed, it will not approve the plan to levy the proposed tax increases. &quot;I have received many complaints from employers,&quot; DPRD member Nurianto told Tempo on Monday (7 / 6). <br /> <br /> Due to the fact that increases in taxes and levies are too large, and research insufficient, Batam City Government should provide in-depth studies before proposing the increase. &quot;Do not rush it,&quot; Mr. Nurianto said. <br /> <br /> Batam&rsquo;s Head, Public Relations of Yusfa Hendri said the proposal was still pending Board approval.<br /> <br /> Original Article <a href="http://www.tempointeraktif.com/hg/perbankan_keuangan/2010/06/08/brk,20100608-253414,id.html" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">HERE</a> <br />
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