Value Added Tax and Luxury Sales Tax in Batam

Batam is a Free Trade Zone (FTZ) of which most of the transactions to enter goods or services into Batam, the VAT and LST are not collected provided that the administrative requirements are fulfilled. Please refer to Section FTZ in Batam, Bintan and Karimun

Input and Output Mechanism for Value Added Tax

VAT liabilities are typically settled by using an input-output mechanism. A vendor of taxable goods or taxable services must typically charge VAT to the buyer. From the vendor’s perspective, it is an output tax. The buyer has to pay the VAT to the vendor. From the buyer’s perspective, it is an input tax. To the… Read More

Value Added Tax Collector

A deviation from the standard mechanism, however, is in force for deliveries of taxable goods and services to VAT collectors. The VAT Collector is currently either the State Treasury or PSC (Production Sharing Contract) companies. As the name implies, a VAT Collector is required to collect the VAT due from a taxable enterprise (vendor) on… Read More

Reporting Value Added Tax

Companies and individuals designated as taxable enterprises (Pengusaha Kena Pajak/PKP) are required to report their business activities and settle the VAT liabilities on these every month. VAT is usually to be accounted for on a decentralization basis. As a result, a company carrying out business activities through a number of business units (branches) in the… Read More

Non Taxable Goods and Profit

By law, all goods and services, unless otherwise stated, constitute taxable goods or taxable services. The legal negative list sets out which goods and services are categorized as non- taxable, as follows: Non-taxable Goods mining or drilling products extracted directly from their sources, for example crude oil, natural gas, geothermal energy, sand and gravel, coal… Read More