DKI-1 Race Heats Up, Google Indonesia Pursued for Back Taxes

Dear Jakartans!

The Race to DKI-1 is getting hotter; Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama said he will register as a gubernatorial candidate to Jakarta General Election Commission (KPUD) today, September 21, 2016, with his running mate Djarot Saiful Hidayat, Tempo reports. The couple has been officially endorsed by the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle, or PDI-P, announced yesterday.

Indonesia plans to pursue Alphabet Inc’s Google for five years of back taxes, and the search giant could face a bill of more than $400 million for 2015 alone if it is found to have avoided tax payments, Jakarta Globe reports. The tax office believes that Google Indonesia paid less than 0.1 percent of the total income and value-added taxes it owed last year. Total advertising revenue for the industry is estimated at $830 million a year, with Google and Facebook Inc accounting for around 70 percent of that, he said.

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