Property taxation in Indonesia: an analysis of the new property tax law of 1986

Journal Article

Analyzes the major changes and discusses the major issues facing the successful implementation of the property tax in Indonesia. The analysis indicates that there is tremendous revenue potential under this new law. Improvements in the accuracy of property identification and registration, and the appraised property market values, coupled with increases in the tax collection efficiency and the official assessment ratio, could generate more than 10 times the present revenue. The structure of the property tax is basically sound. It is now a matter of effective implementation which depends on both the quality of staff (for registration, valuation, and collection) and a strong political will to enforce strict compliance. -from Author

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kelly, RB

Published Date

  • 1988

Published In

  • Development Discussion Paper - Harvard University, Harvard Institute for International Development

Volume / Issue

  • 273 /