Tax office, police sign MoU to pursue tax cases

The Finance Ministry's Directorate General of Taxation signed a memorandum of understandings (MoU) Tuesday with the National Police to increase law enforcement on tax cases.

The MoU was signed by director general of taxation M. Tjiptardjo and head of criminal investigations Comr. Gen. Ito Sumardi, supervised by Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati and police chief Gen. Bambang Hendarso Danuri.

The MoU, renewing a similar MoU made a few years ago, allows police investigators to be placed in tax offices nationwide, Bambang said.

"We will send investigators to regional tax offices," he said.

Mulyani said the MoU would help to raise tax revenue, which accounts for almost 70 percent of state revenue.