Webinar: Tax Challenges and Reforms to Finance the COVID-19 Recovery and Beyond


1 October 2020
14:00 (WIB Jakarta)/09:00 (CEST Paris)

The OECD and the Government of Indonesia hosted a joint webinar as part of the OECD-Indonesia Joint Work Programme 2019-2021: COVID-19 Response webinar seriesIn this second event of the series, a range of high-profile experts provided their insights into the difficult issue of finding adequate fiscal space in the face of the current crisis and existing priorities in Indonesia. This was addressed from a range of perspectives – from choices for tax policy reform to the challenges of the current international tax context to the opportunities that technology holds for the tax administration to be more efficient and effective. The aim was to identify the main challenges and opportunities for Indonesia to improve its fiscal space in order to respond to the current crisis and complete its long-term national development plan.





Opening remarks

  • Mr Suahasil Nazara, Vice Minister of Finance, Indonesia
    Topic: Tax Reform in Indonesia – progress and challenges towards a more sustainable tax policy and administration.

High-level speech

  • Mr Febrio Kacaribu, Chairman of the Fiscal Policy Agency, Ministry of Finance, Indonesia
    Topic: The challenge facing Indonesia – overview of the economic position of Indonesia in relation to its key development goals over the near to medium term.
  • Mr Pascal Saint-Amans, Director of Centre for Tax Policy and Administration, OECD
    Topic: Global context for how the current international tax climate provides challenges and opportunities for Indonesia.
  • Mr Suryo Utomo, Director General of Taxes, Indonesia
    Topic: Digitalised tax administration.

Panel discussion

Topic: Examining the Indonesian context - a panel of experts gave their views on the current state of affairs regarding Indonesia’s tax policy and administration.

  • Moderator: Ms Suska, Senior Policy Analyst, Fiscal Policy Agency, Indonesia

  • Ms Pande Putu Oka Kusumawardani, Director of State Revenue Policy, Fiscal Policy Agency, Indonesia
  • Mr Poltak Maruli John Liberty Hutagaol, Director of International Taxation, Directorate General of Tax, Indonesia
  • Mr David Bradbury, Head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division, OECD
  • Ms Ay Tjhing Phan, Tax partner & Markets leader of PwC Indonesia

Closing remarks

  • Mr Ben Dickinson, Head of Global Relations and Development Division, OECD

  • Ms Dian Lestari, Acting Director of the Center for Climate Financing and Multilateral Policy, Fiscal Policy Agency, Indonesia



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