Tommy Suharto Urges His Family to Join Tax Amnesty Program

Tommy Suharto, right, hands over his tax report to Ken Dwijugiasteadi, director general for taxation at the Ministry of Finance, in September 2016. (SP Photo/Joanito De Saojoao)

By : Tabita Diela & Yosi Winosa | on 8:11 PM September 16, 2016
Category : Business, Economy

Jakarta. Former President Suharto's youngest son said his family will likely join the government's tax amnesty program.

"I haven't talked to [my family about it], but they should make the best use of this program," Hutomo Mandala Putra, better known as Tommy Suharto, told reporters on Thursday (15/09).

Tommy, who owns the Humpuss Group, symbolically handed over his tax report to Ken Dwijugiasteadi, director general for taxation at the Ministry of Finance. Usually, tax reports of big taxpayers are submitted to the head of the Directorate General of Taxes.

President Suharto's children are involved in various domestic and international businesses.

"I urge Indonesians to join this program without hesitation. I take this opportunity to make things easier for my future projects," Tommy said.

He declined to reveal the value of the assets he reported, or the amount of tax he paid. He said he reported stocks, account receivables and other assets, most of which are located abroad.

Tommy is currently involved in the property sector with his Mangkuluhur City office tower development.

The tax office hopes high-net-worth Indonesians will join the program soon as the deadline for the lowest tax rate is the end of this month.

Indonesian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (Kadin) chairman Rosan P. Roeslani told the Jakarta Globe that many members of the business lobby will join the program next Tuesday.

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