The DPR appreciates the excellent management of state finances

The latest report submitted by the government on the development of state financial management is very good

Jakarta ( – Chairman of the Budget Agency of the House of Representatives (Banggar DPR) Said Abdullah appreciated the very good development of state financial management, reflected in the surplus in the APBN as of April 2023 amounting to IDR 234.7 trillion.

“The latest report submitted by the government on the development of state financial management is very good,” Said said in an official statement in Jakarta, Wednesday.

The surplus occurs because the realization of state revenue has reached IDR 1,000.5 trillion or 40.6 percent of the 2023 state budget target, while state spending has reached IDR 765.8 trillion or 25 percent of the budget ceiling.

According to Said, the realization of state revenue which grew 17 percent compared to the same period last year should be grateful, considering the prices of various mainstay export commodities are not as high as last year.

Coal, crude palm oil, corn and petroleum all show a downward trend in prices.

In the midst of slanted news regarding various tax cases by unscrupulous tax officials, he also appreciated tax officials who remained loyal and worked hard. In addition, the tax cases that arose did not sway the taxpayers to continue paying taxes.

“This can be seen from the increase in taxpayer compliance where the total tax notification letters (SPT) for 2023 increased to 13.49 million from last year’s 13.11 million,” he said.

With taxpayer compliance and the growth of the national economy, tax revenue until April 2023 has reached IDR 688.15 trillion or 40.05 percent of the target.

The economy is growing well, said Said, helping to boost non-tax state revenues (PNBP) which reached IDR 217.8 trillion or 49.3 percent of the target.

In contrast, customs and excise revenues still need to be made more efforts, because there has been a slowdown and only IDR 94.5 trillion or 31.17 percent of the target has been realized.

On the other hand, managed state spending is quite healthy, although ministries/agencies and local governments must be more progressive so that state spending has greater economic leverage.

As of the first quarter of 2023, he considered the national economic performance satisfactory because it was able to grow 5.03 percent.

This achievement is better than developed countries such as the United States, Japan, South Korea, to the European Zone, with growth that is still stuck at an average of below 2 percent.

“The stretch of Indonesia’s economic growth is most evident in the transportation and warehousing sector, reaching 15.9 percent and hotels and restaurants 11.6 percent,” said Said.

In the future, he said, the government should be able to spur more growth in the agricultural sector, which only grew 0.3 percent.

Since the last three years, the government has poured out an ever-increasing budget for food security, such as building dams, repairing irrigation networks, subsidizing fertilizers, and so on.

The government, he considered, also needed to spur the manufacturing sector which grew 4.4 percent or lower than last year’s 4.9 percent. This sector is important to see the further impact of the downstream policy.

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Reporter: Agatha Olivia Victoria
Editor: Click Dewanto


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