Generous at Helping, Familiar with Customs Audit, Taxation Policies

enerous at Helping, Familiar with Customs Audit, Taxation Policies

reported by: Setiawan Liu

Jakarta, November 24, 2019/Indonesia Media – Sugiarto Utomo’s generosity in helping Indonesian business people and citizens especially those who are not familiar with customs audit, taxation policies, taxation rules, has brought up business into good shape. Therefore, Sugiarto’s reputation goes beyond delivering the services to clients for the areas of tax, customs. “Our team has had experience of more than 15 years in the field of Indonesian companies which conduct imports, or business companies which have problems during customs control, and tax court. We will not charge fee during tax court litigation process till the decision is made (by the Directorate General of Customs and Excise, Indonesian Ministry of Finance). Those who are in need of help, (professional fee) is exempted,” said Sugiarto

Tax disputes in Indonesia involve local government administration by the revenue authority of the province, regency and central government taxes administered by the Ministry of Finance through the Directorate General of Taxes (DGT) and the Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DGCE). Procedures for dispute resolution are governed by the Local Tax Law at the administrative level for local government taxes; by the Customs Law and the Excises Law for taxes administered by the DGCE; and by the General Rules of Taxation Law (GRT Law) for taxes administered by the DGT. “Either consultation and advisory service on customs matters can be discussed by phone. The documents can be sent by email. This is a good solution especially for those whose workplaces in Medan (north Sumatera), Surabaya (east Java). We have introduced alternatives to the face-to-face consultation, such as telephone, email, e-consultation systems for a long time. But, the decision is made by DGCE or tax office, we have to appear in court,” said Sugiarto.

He added that the law firm has significant experience appearing in the Indonesian tax court for 15 years, giving assistance to business companies when dealing with officials such as stipulation letter of Determination of Tariff and/or Customs Value (SPTNP). “We can support in both custom audit and tax court litigation,” said Sugiarto.

The customs authority may conduct verification on the level of importers’ compliance in the form of a post-clearance audit. Customs audit included activities to examine financial statements, bookkeeping, notes and documents as the source documents for bookkeeping, letters related to the company’s activity including electronic data, letters related to customs activities. “We assist (business companies) if SPTNP is imposed through litigation process of appeal before the tax court. All imported goods must be declared to Customs in accordance with the approved form, be accurately described and correctly classified using the Harmonized Tariff, and any surplus goods reported. We wish, (companies) will be exempted from SPTNP,” said Sugiarto. (sl/IM)

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