UNAIR NEWS – Tax amnesty creates pros and cons among the society but the program implemented for the third time was deemed successful. It was stated by Professor of Accounting of Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) Universitas Airlangga, Prof. Tjiptohadi Sawarjuwono, M.Ec., Ph.D in Professors’ Innovation Exposition Session II “Tax Amnesty: Between Hopes and Reality”, in Kahuripan Hall 300, Management Office Building on Tuesday, September 27.
“Even though it is the third time, the previous ones were not successful. This one showed better result seeing from the redemption payment,” said the professor of Faculty of Economics and Business (FEB) UNAIR.” I read this morning that it has reached 53 trillion, quite an increase from last week,” he said while showing the data per September 21.
Prof. Tjipto regretted the small number of people registered for it. There were only 18 million taxpayers registered. “If we look at Indonesian population, or the number of businessmen in Indonesia, 18 million is a small number,” he said.
Prof. Tjipto believed that one of the causing factors of tax amnesty is the disobedience of so many people or business community to pay taxes. “People think, I have worked hard, why do I have to pay,” he said.
Regarding taxpaying, Prof. Tjipto encouraged the individuals not to separate religiosity with their daily life. The Vice Rector I Universitas Internasional Semen Indonesia (UISI) Gresik also quoted a verse from the Quran.
“There is a teaching to obey the leaders. One of them is by paying taxes. Being religious does not mean only pray daily but also implementing religiosity in daily life,” he said.
In the end of his explanation, Prof Tjipto encouraged them to always pay their taxes. There are still many people need the funds such as from the taxes.
“Pay your taxes, consider them your alms. We should be grateful that our company has profits. In our wealth there is others’ right. We pay the taxes, for the state treasury. We trust the state in managing it,” he said. (*)
Author : Dilan Salsabila
Editor : Nuri Hermawan