Jakarta: Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) investment deregulation director Yuliot is confident that the agency can achieve its investment growth target.
According to the official, BKPM and other government agencies have increased cooperation to review existing regulations. In addition, they also continue to support programs than can improve the quality of labors.
"Tax deduction and other tax incentives are needed to attract more investors," the official said here on Wednesday.
The Government Regulation Number 45 of 2019 amends Government Regulation Number 94 of 2010 on Calculation of Taxable Income and Repayment of Income Taxes in the Current Year. It grants 200 percent tax deduction to businesses and industries which provide workplace learning and training.
According to Article 29B of the new regulation, domestic taxpayers who organize working programs, internship and/or education aimed at fostering and developing certain competency-based human resources may be given a deduction in gross income of no more than 200% percent of the total costs incurred.
For domestic corporate taxpayers who conduct certain research and development (R&D) in Indonesia, a deduction in gross income may be given of no more than 300 percent of the total costs incurred which are charged in a certain period of time.
The new regulation was signed by President Joko 'Jokowi' Widodo on June 25. It came into effect on the date of its promulgation by Minister of Law and Human Rights Yasonna H. Laoly on June 26.