Tax Relaxation during COVID-19


Tobacco Entity/ Organization Seeking Tax Reprieve

Amount/ Period Sought

Government Agency Called on

News Article




The Indonesian Cigarette Manufacturers Association (GAPPRI)

“The GAPPRI Association hopes that in 2021 there will be no increase in excise rates, maintaining the number of industrial layers remaining at 10 layers and also maintaining the Retail Selling Price”

The President of the Government leading the implementation of the National Economic Recovery (PEN) program due to the Covid-19 pandemic

GAPPRI: Increase in Excise Excise Amid the Pandemic Will Difficult Industry

October 26, 2020

Jawa Pos


Association of Indonesian Cigarette Factory Union (Gappri)

“Regretted the issuance of Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 18 of 2020 concerning the National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2024.”

Presidential Regulation (Perpres) No. 18 of 2020

Excise Simplification Creates Cigarette Industry Balance



Threatening Tobacco Industry, Entrepreneurs Reject Excise Tax Simulations

July 22, 2020




July 20, 2020







National Committee for Kretek Conservation (KNPK)

“Rejects the simplification contained in the National Medium-Term Development Plan (RPJMN) 2020-2024”

Ministry of Finance

New Excise Policy Threatens Sustainability of Small Manufacturing SKT




Simplification of Excise Tariffs Themed Threaten Small Manufacturing Production




July 15, 2020





July 14, 2020

Valid News





Sindo News


Sampoerna, Djarum and Gudang Garam

The Director General of Customs and Excise (DJBC) has approved the submission of the relaxation of tobacco product excise payments worth Rp830 billion until April 19, 2020.

Director General of Customs and Excise (DJBC)

Corona Effect, Postponement of Cigarette Excise Payment Delay Rp. 830 Billion

April 22, 2020



PT Hanjaya Mandala Sampoerna Tbk (HMSP)


“Welcomes the policy of easing the payment of excise tax payments”


Directorate General of Customs and Excise (DJBC) Ministry of Finance (Ministry of Finance)


There is a facility to delay the payment of excise tapes, this is the response of HM Sampoerna (HMSP)


April 20, 2020



Philip Morris International

€60 million in 2020 and €120 million in 2021


Finance Commission


Italian tax spat reveals Big Tobacco’s clout

July 19, 2020

Breaking News Today


British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya

Managing Director Beverley Spencer-Obatoyinbo asked to have the non-combustible pouches to be initially exempted from excise duty for two to three years, and subsequently lower taxation than prevailing rates on cigarettes.

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA)

BAT eyes tax holiday for nicotine pouches

September 17, 2020

Business Daily