Pioneering Industries

The companies eligible for the reduction of corporate income must meet the following criteria:

1. The company must be active in a business field which is considered a pioneering industry. Pioneering industries generally provide high added value, introduce new technology, and have strategic value for the national Indonesian economy. Under the Regulation 35/2018 the amount of pioneering industry sectors is increased to 17 business sectors;

2. It must be a new investment, with an investment plan value of at least IDR 500 billion;

3. Complying with the stipulation of the ratio of debt and capital; and

4. Having a legal entity in Indonesia

Companies will need to apply for the corporate income tax facility no later than 1 year after the issuance of the business registration to the Investment Authority (BKPM) for assessment of above criteria. BKPM will issue a recommendation to the Minister of Finance if all criteria are met by the applicant. The Minster will issue a decree for income tax reduction within 5 working days as of the date of receipt of the recommendation from BKPM.

Income Tax Facility

The corporate income tax facility is a corporate income tax deduction of 100 percent of the total corporate income tax payable. Under the old regulation, the deduction varied from 10 - 100 percent. The duration of the reduction of corporate income tax depends on the investment value of the company:

Table: Corporate Income Tax Facility:

(in years)
Investment Value
   (in IDR trillion)
     5         0.5 - 1.0
     7         1.0 - 5.0
    10         5.0 - 15.0
    15       15.0 - 30.0
    20         > 30.0

Obligations for Corporate Income Tax Receivers

A company which successfully has obtained the decree for income tax reduction is subject to the following obligations:

  1. submit a report every 1 year to the Director General of Tax, no later than 30 days after the end of the tax year, in the form of:

    i. report on the realization of investment since the decree has been received up to the start of production;
    ii. report on the realization of production since the commencement of commercial production up to the expiry date corporate income tax reduction

  2. must maintain a separate bookkeeping of income which received the reduction of corporate income tax and which income which did not receive of corporate income tax reduction.

This column is provided by PNB Law Firm Jakarta