Welcoming the New Year 2018, Finance and Tax Working Group started the activities with working group meeting on 25 January 2018. Chaired by Mr. Sourav Seksaria (Head of Working Group, CFO Coats Rejo), the participants reviewed and evaluated the 2017 activities. In addition, the participants also contributed to the topics that will be discussed in the upcoming working group activities.
Topics including individual expatriate taxpayers, Automatic Exchange of Information, OECD Guidelines, IFRS, and tax audit. The Working Group also discussed the position paper that will be launched in February 2018. Several issues were raised for the Position Paper, such as scrutiny from tax officers in regards to tax audit, dispute at tax court, general investment policy, and other tax-related issues.
For the next activity, the Working Group will hold an event on individual expatriate taxpayer, early March 2018.
The Human Resources Member Forum conducted its first meeting for this year on 25 January at EuroCham Office. The meeting started with brief introduction on the Member Forum activities for new participants which delivered by the Head of Member Forum. Afterwards, the meeting continued with discussion on follow up actions for EU-Indonesia Business Dialogue 2017.
The follow-up is a continuation of EIBD 2017, which discussed the Movement of Natural Persons, specifically on short term foreign worker requirements. Hence, the Member Forum decided what actions will be taken in order to follow up the discussion in this session.
The meeting continued with presentation on regulation updates in HR sector by EuroCham Secretariat. The presentation followed by open discussion where members shared their experiences on the issues and gave inputs in regards to how the members forum will advocate the issue. Last agenda on the meeting was discussion on Member Forum activities for this year. It was decided that member forum aims to conduct regular meeting once every two months with topics that have been planned.