THE Directorate General of Taxes of the Bali Regional Office noted that up to now only 15% of the hotel and tourism sector have submitted notification of the use of Income Tax (PPh) incentives.
According to Goro Ekanto, the Head of the Regional Office of the Directorate General of Taxes of Bali, detailing, of that number as many as 951 taxpayers (WP) in the hotel and tourism sector who submitted notification of the use of Income Tax Article 21 and 383 WP incentives.
While those who informed the use of Income Tax Article 25 incentives were 708 WP Micro Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) from the hospitality and tourism sector. This number is still small compared to the number of WP in the hospitality and tourism sector registered at the Bali Regional Taxes Office which amounts to 10,733 WP.
“Our hope is that more and more businesses in the hospitality and tourism sector are utilizing tax incentives, so that hotels can maintain liquidity,” he said recently.
Furthermore, he explained that there were five types of incentives given, namely the Income Tax Article 21 incentives borne by the government (DTP), the incentive of exemption from collecting Article 22 Import Tax, the incentive to reduce 30% of Article 25 income tax installments, the incentive of State Income Tax (VAT) restitution accelerated and final PPh incentive of 0.5 percent (PP 23/2018) DTP for SMEs.
Meanwhile the Chairperson of the Bali Tourism Community Alliance (AMPB) Gusti Kade Sutawa said that only a few business operators in the hotel sector took advantage of this incentive.
“This is an opportunity for hoteliers to submit questions and complaints about tax incentives,” he explained.
The socialization of this tax activity with the theme Tax Incentives in the Pandemic Period for the Hospitality Sector was attended by 275 participants who were tourism industry players. [antaranews/photo special]