The implementation of Single Indentity Number (SIN)

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Indonesia is currently on the process of implementing onedoor integrated business service, it begins with the implementation of Single Indentity Number (SIN) in customs activities. At the same time, Directorate General of Tax (DGT) is also developing SIN, which is called Kartu Indonesia 1 or KARTIN1 and to be implemented in all identification numbers.

If these SINs implementation goes well, it is obviously Indonesia will have a Single Identity for all business activities which will lead Indonesia towards new era where citizens will find ease on doing business because of single identity for all activities.

The implementation of SIN will also make controlling business activities easier. With SIN, all business activities, will be monitored both online and offline by system so that it will raise service level agreement standard and minimize the possibility of infringement in the field of taxation.

The implementation of Single Indentity Number (SIN) is considered urgent, nowadays prolonged service time and disintegrated data of stakeholders are not applicable anymore. Just like SIN in other countries such as MyCoID in Malaysia, IUD-Number in Switzerland, and ABN in Australia, it’s all for one goal which is to facilitate investors in doing business by only using one identity number for all business activities.

SIN will be more effective if all ministries and related agencies

If currently it’s only Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DGCE) and Directorate General of Tax (DGT) are coordinating in designing single identity, it is necessary that other ministries and related agencies also support this program and join INSW. If it occurs, Indonesia will be implementing single profile of customs stakeholder in the near future, which will also allow related ministries and agencies to monitor all business activities from INSW.

Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DGCE) Indonesia expects that SIN implementation is not only for customs registration, there are other business activities which also need identity number unification in order to run, such excise activities. DGCE is currently developing SIN after integrating Customs Identification Number (NIK), Companies Arranging Customs Services Identification Number (NPPJK), Company Identification Number (NIPER), and Taxyper Identification Number (NPWP) into only NPWP with customs access, in the future it’s expected that Excisable-Goods Entrepreneur Code Number (NPPBKC) will also be integrated in SIN.

Indeed, with the implementation of SIN, customs stakeholders don’t have to re-register for SIN, because for those who formerly have already had Customs Identification Number (NIK) which is issued based on Regulation of Minister of Finance number 63/PMK.04/2011 and Regulation of Minister of Finance number 59/PMK.04/2014 will only need their NPWP to get customs access by having customs access agreement.

Meanwhile, related to the implementation of new application, Directorate of Customs Technique has held coaching clinic program in April 2017, for the customs stakeholders which has never been applying for customs registration, which was attended by approximately 300 companies. The purpose of this activity is to give assistance to customs stakeholders so that the application for customs registration is complete and correct.

Meanwhile, according to head of data and information subdivision of Indonesia National Single Window (INSW), claimed that the purpose of SIN development is to merge customs stakeholders data in each ministries or agencies, and to link into National Single Window (NSW) in the form of NPWP.

Formerly, customs stakeholders who file application for customs registration, or importer identity number (API) will get different identity number, however the required data is mostly same. with SIN, they no longer have to register for many times because they only needs to use NPWP, and the data will link automatically. Right now, NSW can already support that.

The implementation of SIN will be more effective if all ministries and related agencies which are associated with NSW also do the same, although this time, only DGCE and DGT can control customs activities, however in the future National Drug and Food Control Agency (BPOM), Ministry of Trade, and other agencies can also control customs activities all together, so it will establish single risk management.

Besides, with the implementation of SIN, NSW can give permission on conducting customs activities. One of the advantages of SIN is it can be a fairly effective monitoring tool from taxation side. If a customs stakeholder hasn’t submitted Tax Return yet, activities in the field of customs can’t be proceeded on NSW portal, which means the activities is postponed until customs stakeholders submit Tax Return.

SIN has advantage in the field of monitoring, which means SIN can improve customs stakeholder’s compliance towards taxation regulations. That’s because, customs stakeholders which register for customs activities must have a valid confirmed taxpayer status (KSWP).


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