Sedans May See tax Break in Indonesia

August 15, 2017 Taxation in Indonesia

Sedan taxJAKARTA – Indonesia is mulling cutting taxes on sedans in order to boost the national car market, while potentially also enticing manufacturers to move more production to the country.

On August 14th an official at the Ministry of Finance of Indonesia Goro Ekanto said that the tax rate applied to sedans may be dropped from the current level of 30 percent to 40 percent.

The rate varies based on the engine capacity of the car, with vehicles of over 1.5 litres seeing a tax of 40 percent, while those with smaller engines faced the reduced rate of 30 percent.

Comparatively, multi-purpose vehicles face a tax rate of 10 percent to 20 percent.

Indonesia has the biggest market for cars in Southeast Asia, with approximately 1.1. million cars sold in 2016, and 2017 looking set to see similar results.

However, despite the high number of car sales, sedans only made up approximately 2 percent of those sales.

The government believes that reducing the tax rate will encourage manufacturers to produce more cars in facilities already established in the country.

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