Indonesia: Import duty, VAT exemption for coal mining sector

Indonesia: VAT exemption for coal mining sector

A regulation concerning an exemption or reduction of import (customs) duty and value added tax (VAT) on goods imported within the context of a contract of work for the coal mining sector is effective 3 February 2017.

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Regulation No. 259/PMK.04/2016 was issued by the Ministry of Finance, and specifies that the exemption or reduction of import duty and/or VAT may only be granted to those contractors with contracts that set out information about the exemption of import duty and/or VAT. This tax exemption and/or reduction will be granted based on a master list prepared by the chairman of the Investment Coordinating Board (Badan Koordinasi Penanaman Modal—BKPM) or by a designated official on behalf of the Ministry of Finance. An import of goods that is not based on the master list will be subjected to import duty and/or VAT, except in the event of force majeure, whereby the invoice that has been approved by the chairman of BKPM or the appointed official may be used as replacement of the master list. 

The regulation also allows for the transfer of imported goods that have been granted an exemption or reduction of import duty and/ or VAT, in the event that the imported goods have been used for at least two years.

Regulation No. 259/PMK.04/2016 addresses the treatment of assignment, re-export and destruction of imported goods that have been granted the exemption or reduction of import duty and/or VAT, as well as the tax treatment related to the facility of import duty and/or VAT exemption or reduction that has been granted.

 

Read a 2017 report [PDF 278 KB] prepared by the KPMG member firm in Indonesia

 

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