Not many people know, the OnlinePajak application allows people to calculate, report and deposit taxes online. This service can be regarded as a third-party or alternative application for taxation solution.
OnlinePajak has a new effort to realize its mission in simplifying the administrative process that has been complicated. OnlinePajak adopts blockchain technology to improve transparency in the tax payment system in Indonesia.
The announcement of the blockchain implementation was inaugurated on Friday (27/4 /) and attended by a number of figures, such as the Minister of Communication and Information (Menkominfo) Rudiantara, Secretary General of Blockchain Indonesia (ABI) Steven Suhadi, and tax observer Yustinus Prastowo.
In his speech, Founder & Online Tax Director Charles Guinot said that blockchain technology can provide transparency guarantee not only for the community, but also for the governance system.
“The main problem in the tax system so far is trust. They always wonder if the paid taxes have been recorded or not. Just like when you want to buy property, they do not know the property tax already paid by the previous owner or not, “said Guinot.
Tax payment system involves a number of parties, ranging from the Directorate General of Taxation (DGT), Directorate General of Treasury (DJPb), Bank Indonesia (BI), perception banks, and other third parties.
In this case, the parties involved will have a record of each tax payment transaction and may check each other on the sustainability of the tax payment. Meanwhile, the data of the taxpayer is guaranteed confidentiality.
Furthermore, Menkominfo Rudiantara expressed his hope that blockchain technology can be widely adopted, not only for the government environment but also the corporation. According to him, this will provoke other sectors to participate in adopting blockchain.
“However people do not want to know what technology, for them this complicated. The important thing is the benefits are highlighted as well. I hope this technology can be adopted for other business in the corporation, because if this (OnlinePajak) is successful, other sectors will come, “said the man who is sincerely called Chief RA.
Similar support was expressed by the recently established Indonesian Blockchain Association (ABI). This association has a vision to proactively encourage its implementation considering the implementation of blockchain is still very green here.
“This is just the beginning, but we hope to educate the blockchain on an ongoing basis to the government, what are the benefits to be gained from this technology,” said Steven Suhadi.
Potential of New Tax Payer
Rudiantara also emphasized the positive impact of implementing blockchain on the tax payment system. For example, encouraging over-the-top (OTT) business actors to pay taxes, including middle-class businesses (SMEs) who are potential new taxpayers.
“At Go-Jek, how many drivers are there? Seller in Tokopedia too, including the SME class. They are not a tax object but a new taxpayer. Blockchain is the solution for finding new processes so that people are made easier [to pay taxes], “he added.
Tax observer Yustinus Prastowo added that blockchain technology is now considered a solution to simplify the tax system that is considered complicated.
“Our current challenge is the tax ratio. Tax Payers are plenty but the cakes are taken small. We have 50 million potentialtax payers, but 30 million new list. There are still another 20 million people who are potentially tax payers. Why is that? Because of the issue of trust, “said Justin.
Implementation of blockchain, according to Justin, is expected to encourage transparency so that people are more confident with the current tax system. In other words, the state can get more tax payers.