Demand Tax Problem Fixed PT Freeport, It says Minister

Minister of Energy and Mineral Resources Ignatius Jonan admitted can not decide for themselves the amount of tax demanded by PT Freeport Indonesia.

ESDM Minister Ignatius Jonan

That, according to Jonan, must be communicated in advance to the Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani.

"In principle, will be discussed with the Finance Minister first," said Jonan at the Presidential Palace Complex, Jakarta, on Monday (13/02/2017).

Unknown, PT Freeport Indonesia officially holds a Special Mining Business License (IUPK) from the previous Contract of Work (COW).

It followed the publication permit Minister Regulation No. 6 of 2016 as a derivative of the Government Regulation No. 1 of 2017 governing the export permit only for the company concentrates IUPK holder.

After that change, PT Freeport Indonesia apply for relief at the same time guarantee to the Government of Indonesia.

One was the matter of tax relief which are fixed and not fluctuating. Jonan was handed over entirely to the Minister of Finance related to the request.

"As to that, I'll let the Minister of Finance who see where that could embrace the old provisions, which are not," said Jonan.

Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati spoke. According to him, many of the problems faced by the relevant government Freeport Indonesia.

"The problem is not only on tax issues. The contract with Freeport involves many dimensions," said Sri Mulyani in Jakarta, Monday (13/02/2017).

According to the former Director of Operations of the World Bank, any proposed terms Freeport Indonesia, the Indonesian government should be in an advantageous position to increase state revenues.

"On the other side also defended the interests of RI. Both the reception, and the reception was a lot of dimensions, no tax, no royalties, no UN, there are also the contributions of others, and also in terms of their obligations to be divested as well as of the obligations they have build a smelter, "said Sri Mulyani.

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