Benefits-in-kind (BIKs)

BIKs, such as cars, housing, education, home leave and reimbursement of an employee’s Indonesian tax liability provided by the employer, are typically not assessable in the hands of the employee. This also applies to BIKs which are required for the execution of a job, for example protective clothing, uniforms, transportation costs to and from the place of work and accommodation for ship crew and the likes, and the cost of providing BIKs in remote areas.

However, BIKs are taxable in the hands of the employee if they are provided by:

• Final-taxed companies; and

• Companies taxed at a deemed-profit (includes airline and shipping companies).

Some other taxpayers may also have specific tax treatment regarding the taxability of BIKs.

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