Indonesian State Budget Performance Bolstered by Revenue from Customs and Excise

- 30 March 2022 14:45 WIB
Customs officers
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JAKARTADAILY.ID – The 2022 state budget is showing positive growth in line with the increase in state revenues from taxation. The positive trend was bolstered by tax revenues from customs and excise revenues, which are further fortified by import duties, export duties, and excise.

Director of Communications and Guidance for Customs Service, Nirwala Dwi Heryanto, said that the data compiled until January 31, 2022, showed an increase in export and import performance for 21 consecutive months, thus affecting the realization of customs and excise revenues.

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"The data as of January 2022 shows revenue growth of 99.41 percent (yoy) compared to the same period last year. This indicates an increase in Indonesia's economic resilience amid efforts to recover the world economy during the pandemic," he said on Tuesday, March 29. 2022.

Nirwala said that the positive and significant growth of customs and excise revenues in all of its components was driven primarily by the optimization of customs duties and functions.

"...Customs and Excise seek to optimize the implementation of its four tasks and functions, namely collecting state revenues, protecting the public, facilitating trade, and assisting domestic industries. This is also the basis for the 2022 Customs work plan which focuses on three things, namely sound fiscal management, community protection, and optimal state revenue," he said.

"In implementing the state budget, the government needs the support and contribution of the community and stakeholders for the smooth realization. One of Customs' efforts in building a state budget awareness movement in the community is through the state budget Week activity which was held on February 21-25, 2022. At the event We invite the public, especially students and university students to get to know the State Budget and participate in supporting the positive impact of the realization of the implementation of the State Budget through the use of social media," he continued.

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According to Nirwala, by knowing more about the state budget, people will realize that the benefits of the state budget are closely related to daily life, such as controlling Covid-19 and implementing vaccinations, social protection programs for economic recovery, including the basic food card program, pre-employment card, and cash assistance for street vendors, stalls, and fishermen, priority infrastructure development related to basic services that support productivity, and assistance for MSMEs to be able to survive, develop, and grow amidst the challenges of the pandemic.

"Furthermore, with a better understanding of the management of state finances by the public, more and more people will know their rights and obligations, and will be able to jointly safeguard our state budget," he concluded.

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Editor: Suksmajati Kumara


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