The largest Southeast Asia's economy this month brings to the end one of the most successful tax amnesties, with at least 745,000 taxpayers, declared more than $330 billion.
President Joko Widodo noted that these tax revenue he sees as a key to increasing infrastructure spending and growth. It is worth noting that amnesty has led not just to a one-time excess revenue, and helped to ensure the Indonesian government that their system needs improvement.
Indonesia's minister of finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati has set up a special tax reform team whose main objective is to improve the tax reform and to increase fundraising. This is a very serious task since the country is home to tens of millions of people both rich and poor, who remain outside the tax system.