Tax ID number replaced by NIK – Indonesia Expat


Interior Ministry Director General of Population and Civil Status Zudan Arif Fakrulloh said that in the future the Tax Identification Number (NPWP) would be removed and incorporated and replaced with the number population identification (NIK).

“In the future, the optimization of the NIK will be more intensive where the General Tax Directorate has agreed with the Home Office that later the NPWP will be removed and completely replaced by the NIK”, Explain Zudan.

In addition, Zudan continues, optimizing the NIK as a database integration database will have an effect on other industries. These range from network providers of telecommunications services, insurance, banking, land, health, law enforcement and crime prevention to the development of democracy.

“DPO data has also been integrated with general population and civil status data, as the national police regularly use access rights to population data,” he said. “This is done through facial recognition and biometric matching to catch various perpetrators of crimes such as terrorism.”

Previously, President Joko Widodo signed Presidential Regulation Number 83 of 2021 regarding the inclusion and use of NIK and / or NPWP in public services. The regulations, signed on 9e September 2021, aims to support public services at the service of every citizen and resident in the realization of their fundamental rights and needs.

“It is necessary to implement a policy of inclusion of standardized and integrated identity numbers in public services”, specifies the presidential decree, posted on Wednesday 29th on the official website of the State Secretariat.e September.


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