Jakarta – Opening an online business is one way so that someone can still have an income during a pandemic like this, Mother. However, who would have thought that it turns out that a netizen who sells online has to pay a tax bill of millions of rupiah? Recently, there was news that an online merchant was suddenly charged millions of rupiah in taxes, Mother. Not only that, the friend was even charged a tax of Rp. 35 million. This was told by someone on the Twitter page, Mother. Even the hash (hashtag) NPWP had become a trending topic. Hearing this condition, the Director General of Taxes (DGT) of the Ministry of Finance opened his voice. A Director of Counseling, Services and Public Relations of DPJ, Neilmaldrin Noor, said that someone who sells online is indeed a taxpayer (WP), Bunda. “Taxes on e-commerce transactions are actually not new. Basically, business actors (merchants) or traders on e-commerce platforms are also business actors who also have the obligation to pay taxes like business actors in other sectors,” said Neilmaldrin to detikcom. Not only that, he also explained that the DGT has imposed a tax on MSMEs on all sellers, whether they sell through e-commerce or retail stores. The amount is at a rate of 0.5 percent of gross income, if the income has not exceeded (maximum) IDR 4.8 billion. “If the turnover exceeds Rp. 4.8 billion, a normal calculation scheme applies per year through books or the norm for calculating net income,” he said. Not only that, his party also said that there was already a law governing this matter, Mother. Through Law Number 7 of 2021 concerning the Harmonization of Tax Regulations (HPP), it is stated that individual taxpayers who have a certain gross turnover are not subject to PPh (income tax) on the share of gross turnover up to Rp. 500 million in one tax year. “This will take effect in the 2022 fiscal year,” he said. So what are the viral complaints on Twitter about this tax, Mom? CONTINUE READING HERE.