Tax revenue is very important for a country’s economic development. It creates what we call fiscal space that can increase the government’s ability to deliver development goals. However, as much as the government wants to use tax revenue to promote development objectives, it also gives incentives in the form of exemptions, deductions or credits to selected groups or activities. Governments have been using incentives extensively. Many countries even report their tax incentives and evaluate them to see if they effectively achieved predetermined objectives. Indonesia is among the countries that have yet to provide a comprehensive assessment on the impact of tax incentives. With a growing number of tax incentives given by the government, a comprehensive rethink of tax incentives schemes should be done.
Telah diterbitkan pada The Jakarta Post Kamis 11 Juli 2019
Minimizing Impacts of US-China Trade War
Penulis: Adelia Pratiwi dan Abdul Aziz (Tahun 2018)
The United States and China are two of the world’s most powerful economies. The dynamics in the two countries’ relations can significantly affect the global economy.
As an open economy, Indonesia will also be affected. To ensure that our economy keeps growing amid the growing external pressures, the potential risks should be calculated and anticipated through appropriate policy actions.
Telah diterbitkan pada The Jakarta Post Senin 22 Juli 2018 Hal 6
ASEAN Banking Efficiency Review Facing Financial Services Liberalization : The Indonesian Perspective
Penulis: Makmun Syadullah (Tahun 2018)
One of the challenges facing banks in the ASEAN region is the plan to establish the ASEAN Banking Integration Framework (ABIF). The main objective of ABIF is to prepare market access and operational flexibility in ASEAN countries to create Qualified ASEAN Banks (QAB), ie ASEAN banks that meet certain requirements agreed by ASEAN. This paper analyzes the level of bank efficiency in ASEAN member countries, taking samples of banks in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Philippines, and Vietnam, using Data Envelopment Analysis (DEA) method, analysis of financial ratios and comparison of research results with different approaches. The results of the analysis show that although the approach of financial ratios and DEA of Indonesian banks appear efficient, but when analyzed from NIM, the Indonesian banking system is inefficient.