Just submitted my tax report the other day.
Starting last year, the government implemented a new program where each citizen must have a tax number. Before, the ones that need to have a tax number were only individuals who run a business, while employees’ taxes were handled by the company where you work.
As usual, you always have this negative impression when it comes to anything dealing with the government. So, I intentionally took 1 day leave to submit my tax report, because I thought it would take long. But it actually exceeded my expectations!
The tax office where I had to report to (Pratama Kebayoran Lama) had around 8 dedicated lockets to serve just those who wanted to submit their tax report. There were plenty of seats so you didn’t get tired while waiting for your turn & they even provided water as refreshment (a friend of mine told me that the office where she went to even served coffee & tea!).
I only waited about 1 hour for my turn, which in my opinion isn’t long considering that when I first got there, they were serving customer 585, while my number was 623, i.e. only 1,5 minutes per person.
Now, let’s hope that the tax money is used appropriately! ;)