Tax for Imported & Local Movies are still being Evaluated.

Posted: February 20, 2011 in News

Headline News / Metropolitan / Sunday, Februari 20th 2011 21:12 Local Time

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The Minister of Culture and Tourism, Jero Wacik, held a press conference due to the ruckus caused by the new customs for imported and local movies. The event was also attended by the country’s foremost figures in the movie business, such as Deddy Mizwar, Tio Pakusadewo, and Slamet Raharjo.

The Minister of Culture and Tourism, in his press conference in Jakarta (20/02/2011) said that the customs for imported and local movies are still in discussion and evaluation.

They planned to make the tax for local movie production be reduced to zero percent. The same thing goes for imported goods used in the production of local movies. It was agreed before, but there’s still no final word on it.

To this moment, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism is still discussing the appropriate tax for imported movies. Jero Wacik asked the people to remain calm because his side of the system don’t want to eliminate imported movies and its importer.

According to Jero Wacik, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, the Minister of Monetary, the Minister of Economy, the Directorate General of Tax, as well as the Directorate General of Customs and Excise will conduct a meeting. The final decision will be given at early March.

Meanwhile, concerning the circulated letter of the Directorate General of Taxes, released on January 10th 2011, Jero Wacik will make an evaluation. The letter was indeed circulated, but there was no previous agreement on it

The Minister of Culture and Tourism stressed that that the circulated letter didn’t mention anything about the sum of the tax. It only notified the importers to pay the tax according to the rule.

The original article can be found at : http://www.metrotvnews.com/read/newsvideo/2011/02/20/122844/Pajak-Film-Impor-dan-Lokal-Masih-Digodok

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