Simplified Non-Tax State Revenue: Ministry of Finance Enhances Service Delivery at Ministry of Agriculture

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The Ministry of Finance has recently taken steps to simplify the types and rates of Non-Tax State Revenue (PNBP) at the Ministry of Agriculture (MoA) in order to enhance service delivery and cater to the needs of the Indonesian population.

This move is highlighted in Government Regulation No. 28/2023, which focuses on the categorization and charges associated with Non-Tax State Revenue applicable to the MoA. In doing so, this regulation supersedes the previous Government Regulation No. 35/2016 that served as the legal basis for PNBP collection in the agricultural sector.

Director of PNBP at the MoA, Wawan Sunarjo, expressed his thoughts on the matter, emphasizing that Government Regulation No. 28/2023 aims to simplify and streamline the PNBP system while providing greater accessibility and convenience to specific segments of society.

He stated, “With the implementation of PNBP collection guidelines at the Ministry of Agriculture, the government recognizes the need for an enhanced governance framework to ensure the delivery of efficient services by all stakeholders involved.”

One of the key aspects of this revision is the consolidation and reduction of the previous 5,706 tariffs to a more manageable number of 526 tariffs. This simplification process involves the adoption of a single tariff structure and the elimination of outdated or ineffective charges. The overarching goal of this approach is to facilitate easier access to the services required by the public, thereby improving the overall service experience.

Moreover, Government Regulation No. 28/2023 accommodates new proposals to meet the evolving needs of the general public and promote economic growth. By incorporating additional services that were previously not accounted for, the MoA aims to cater to the advancements in technology, changing demands of society, and the potential contributions of the business community.

Wawan Sunarjo added, “The inclusion of these new services also provides individuals with the option to access various agricultural and livestock-related services, promoting further engagement and participation in these sectors.”

The revision of tariff structures also includes a shift from nominal-based regulations to an ad valorem approach, enabling greater flexibility in pricing that aligns with market dynamics. This adjustment allows for more responsive pricing strategies while ensuring that the overall market equilibrium is not disrupted.

Additionally, the revision takes into account the need to align with existing legislation, particularly with regards to business permits. It introduces provisions for administrative fines related to violations in the agricultural and livestock sectors, thereby encouraging compliance and responsible practices.

The ultimate objective of the revised Types and Rates of PNBP Applicable to the Ministry of Agriculture is to foster prosperity within Indonesian society by providing measurable contributions through PNBP. Director Wawan Sunarjo emphasized the importance of transparent, accountable, and responsible management of PNBP in accordance with the principles outlined in Law No. 9/2018 concerning PNBP.

Through this regulatory refinement, the MoF aims to enhance service delivery, promote economic growth, and ensure fair and efficient revenue collection processes. The ongoing commitment to refining and optimizing the PNBP system reflects the government’s dedication to serving the Indonesian population while creating a conducive environment for agricultural and livestock sectors to thrive.