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  • Alphabet's Google & Indonesia to Reach Tax Settlement Soon

    People familiar to the matter claim that US multinational technology firm Google will reach a tax settlement with the Indonesian government. Authorities in Indonesia have become increasingly uncomfortable with multinational companies that generate profit from an Indonesian online audience but lack a permanent presence in Indonesia in the form of a foreign investment company. This applies to various social media platforms as well as Google that only has a representative office in Indonesia, while transactions and revenue (generated in Indonesia) are booked at Google Inc's Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore.

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  • Online Advertisement Spending in Indonesia Estimated to Grow

    RTB House, a Poland-based technology firm that develops solutions for personalized display advertising in more than 30 markets across the globe, expects online advertisement spending in Indonesia to reach USD $4.92 billion by 2019 (up 250 percent from estimated online advertisement expenditure in 2016). This rise comes on the back of Indonesia's rising Internet and smartphone penetration. Recently, Indonesia surpassed the magic number of 100 million in terms of Indonesian Internet users.

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  • Indonesia Wants Internet-Based Firms to Establish Local Entity or Be Blocked

    The world's Internet giants that provide services in Indonesia (such as social media platforms) are encouraged to establish a permanent presence in Indonesia in the form of a representative office or foreign investment company (PT PMA) hence becoming taxable entities. If not, their services can be blocked by Indonesian authorities. Finance Minister Bambang Brodjonegoro informed reporters about this plan on Monday (29/02). Although he declined to mention any names, it is assumed Brodjonegoro refers to social media platforms and those that sell products/services to the massive online audience of Indonesia.

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  • Social Media in Indonesia: Indonesian Facebook, Line & Twitter Communities

    Line, a free social network from Japan which provides applications for instant messaging on smartphones and personal computers, had about 30 million Indonesian users at the start of August 2014 (total global users of Line stood at 490 million around the same time). Most of Line Indonesia’s revenue, approximately 60 percent, is accounted for by games, followed by stickers and official accounts (each contributing twenty percent to the company’s revenue). However, Line Indonesia refrained from mentioning absolute financial figures.

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  • Company Profile: MNC, Indonesia's Leading Television Provider

    Media Nusantara Citra (MNC) is Indonesia's leading integrated media company. It owns the most popular TV channel of Indonesia (RCTI) as well as two other free national channels (MNCTV and GlobalTV). The company also provides 16 Pay-TV channels which cover a whole range of genres. Most of its revenue is gained through advertisement on its TV channels. Apart from television, the company's supporting businesses include print & online media as well as radio.

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  • Indonesia Wants Google to Set Up Local Company & Pay Tax

    Indonesia's Communication and Information Ministry urges American multinational technology company Google to set up a permanent establishment in Indonesia. This way Google, which is owned by US multinational conglomerate Alphabet Inc, would need to start paying taxes to Indonesian authorities. Currently, Google only has a representative office in Indonesia, while transactions and revenue generated in Indonesia are booked at Google Inc's Asia Pacific headquarters located in Singapore.

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