Sri Mulyani Installs New Tax Director General
Date 1 November 2019
Indonesian Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati on Friday (1/11) appointed Suryo Utomo as the Ministry’s Director General of Tax replacing former Director General of Tax Robert Pakpahan, who has retired.
Suryo Utomo is former Expert Staff of Ministry of Finance in Tax Compliance.
According to Sri Mulyani, Director General of Taxes has a huge responsibility because 70 percent of revenues of the State Budget is from taxes, which are used to finance all activities in the country.
“Suryo Utomo is up for the tasks,” the Minister said.
Sri Mulyani added there are four qualifications that must be met by a Director General of Tax, namely competence, sincerity and willingness to serve the public, expertise, and integrity.
“This is the foundation to build an advanced Indonesia,” she said.
On that occasion, Sri Mulyani also said she has submitted a request to President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to design an investment-friendly tax.
Therefore, in line with the request, the Minister asked the new Directorate General of Taxes to continue make improvement so the public will willingly pay taxes with various facilities to ease the tax payment process.
“The Directorate General of Taxes is expected to be able to continue all fundamental reforms that have been carried out so far,” she said.
Suryo Utomo began his career as a civil servant at Ministry of Finance back in 1993. Some of his former positions include Head of Foreign Investment Tax Service Office Three and Expert Staff to the Minister of Finance in Tax Compliance. (PR of Ministry of Finance / ES)
Translated by: Estu Widyamurti
Edited by: M. Ersan Pamungkas