Public Consultation for PP 85
Now, GT Size Determines the Amount of PNBP Tax
(14/10) Jakarta. The Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries (KKP) has held a public consultation regarding Government Regulation Number 85 concerning Types and Tariffs of Non-Tax State Revenue (PNBP).
Some of the things discussed in the consultation are Draft Decree of the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries concerning the Fishing Vessels Productivity and Fish Benchmark Prices (HPI) for Calculation of Fishery Product Tariff (PPHP); Draft Regulation of the Minister of Marine Affairs and Fisheries concerning Procedures for Withdrawing Non-Tax State Revenues Derived from Utilization of Fishery Natural Resources with a Contract System; and Draft Government Regulation on Measured Fishing.
The Director-General of Capture Fisheries (DJPT) of KKP, M. Zaini, said that the regulation was actually the result of the wishes of stakeholders who wanted a guide to the amount of PNBP.
“We have conducted socialization and public testing, PP 85 has been drafted since 2 years ago. We take data from large to small scale fishermen. PNBP can be withdrawn post or pre-production (the payment depends on the size of the catch)” explained Zaini.
Zaini explained that PNBP is withdrawn by using a pre-production calculation where fishermen or entrepreneurs are required to pay taxes upfront with a calculation formula based on the results of the previous year’s income projections, the percentage of which is based on the GT size of the vessel.
“Vessels with a size of 0-60 GT must pay PNBP of 5%, 60-200 GT 10%, and above 200 GT 25% of the previous year’s income projection,” explained Zaini again.
Regarding the HPI, Zaini stated that the Audit Board of the Republic of Indonesia (BPK) asked the KKP to adjust the HPI to the current state’s financial condition.
Zaini said the post-production calculation formula was created to let fishermen get justice since the calculation is based on the catch and sale of fish.
In this forum, the seminar participants gave many inputs to the government, for example, input regarding the flexibility of choice for capture fisheries actors whether they prefer pre- or post-production tariff calculations, and input regarding the flexibility of choice for calculation formulas of HPI whether they prefer the formula made by the fishing port or by statistic agency in each province.
Finally, Zaini said that PP 85 only applies to permits issued by KKP rather than permits issued by local fisheries agencies so that PP 85 does not burden small fishermen.