INILAHCOM, Jakarta – Publish What You Pay Indonesia criticized the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources (ESDM) in curbing the financial obligations of mining companies holding Mining Business Permits (IUP).

National Coordinator of Publish What You Pay Indonesia, Maryati Abdullah said, based on data from the Directorate General of Taxes, Ministry of Finance (Ministry of Finance) for the period 2010-2012, IUPs were recorded as many as 7,834 companies. Of that number, only 76% have NPWP or 5,984 companies.

However, not all companies that have a NPWP, pay taxes because it is known that those who obey pay taxes are only 29% of all 2,304 IUP holders.

“The issue of financial obligations also includes CnC requirements and commitments to revitalize mining permits, as stated in Korsup Minerba. Therefore it is important, the Directorate General and related parties must encourage compliance with mining permits for financial obligations, “said Maryati in Jakarta, Monday (9/22/2015).

Directorate General of Mineral and Coal, the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources, said Maryati, should be able to collect non-tax state revenue (PNBP) from land rent (fixed fees) and royalties to holders of IUP who are still in arrears.

Based on Korsup Minerba data, during 2003-2012 there were still unpaid obligations from the IUP of Rp3,342 trillion, PKP2B of Rp3,433 trillion and Contract of Work amounting to Rp 1.532 trillion.

Meanwhile, based on the calculation of Publish What You Pay Indonesia, the total potential loss for land leases (land exploration permits of U $ 2 per hectare and production operations of US $ 4 per hectare) in 30 mineral-producing provinces throughout Indonesia from 2010-2013 reached Rp. 1.55 trillion.

Previously, Member IV of BPK BPK Prof. Rizal Djalil revealed the 2014 uncollectible PNBP receivables amounting to Rp 141.3 trillion. The biggest, PNBK receivables in the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources amounted to Rp 23,123 trillion.

“Such a large fund will be very useful for building infrastructure in Papua. So that Papuan infrastructure can match Java or Jakarta, “said the former member of the DPR Finance Commission from PAN. [ipe]