World Tax Reviews


Consulthink is a WTS Global network firm. Its tax team consists of one partner, two managers and six other professionals. It offers services including tax advisory, dispute resolution, M&A, tax compliance and transfer pricing. Manager Lidya Irawan covers the general tax advisory, international tax and transactional tax practices and Yaninur Aslim covers the tax controversy and tax compliance practices.

Details of the firm’s work and clients remains confidential.


Managing partner Darussalam leads tax practice at DDTC. The team consists of 6 partners and qualified tax practitioners and tax researchers with multi-disciplinary backgrounds. It assists clients in various tax matters such as corporate income tax, tax disputes and litigation, transfer pricing, customs and international tax. Its clients come from the digital technology, oil and gas, mining and consumer goods industries.

Details of the firm’s work and clients remains confidential.


Melisa Himawan is the head of the tax department at Deloitte. It is comprised of 15 partners and more than 290 full-time professionals. Its services include such things as direct and indirect tax, transfer pricing, M&A, and individual tax. It also offers legal services through law firm Hermawan Juniarto & Partners. Partners Irawati Hermawan and Cornel Juniarto lead the practice. Its legal team contains more than 30 lawyers and provides integrated tax and legal solutions to clients.

Details of the firm’s work and clients remains confidential.

GNV Consulting Services

Tax partner Ahdiato leads tax practice at GNV Consulting. The team specialises in tax litigation matters including indirect tax and transfer pricing. It focuses on taxation regulations and combines with relevant regulations from other institutions or ministries, or other laws, to strengthen its case.

Recent examples of the team’s work saw it winning a Tax Court case through a Non-Tax Court strategy. It assisted the client in handling VAT Appeal in the Tax Court and represented it as the Tax Court Attorney.

Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners

Ponti Partogi is the head of tax department at Hadiputranto Hadinoto & Partners. He has more than 20 years of tax experience and provides tax advice on various transactions, from both a legal and accounting perspective. Other key professionals include Daru Hananto, Ria Muhariastuti and Niken Kristalia. It is a member firm of Baker McKenzie International.

Details of the firm’s recent clients and work remain confidential. 


Abraham Pierre leads tax practice at KPMG. Another key professional is Anita Priyanti. Both focus on international tax planning, transactional tax, inbound and outbound investments. The team has more than 125 professionals from associates to partners. Its practice includes M&A, deal advisory and tax dispute assistance. Regarding tax dispute assistance, it helps clients by reviewing documents prior to the submission to the ITO, providing technical argumentation and advising on the next steps to be considered the client.

The team recently assisted the client, a Japanese semiconductor manufacturing company, in preparing the appeal letter and represented the client at the Tax Court. The dispute involved royalty fee and recalculation of tax-deductible depreciation expenses matters. It won the tax dispute by providing strong arguments and all the requested documents.

The team welcomed two senior managers, Dicky Hertanto and Kamila in 2020. Dicky Hertanto is a tax specialist, and he was previously the head of the Tax Regional Office. 

MUC Consulting Group

MUC Consulting is comprised of more than 200 professionals, representing a synergy of legal, accounting, tax and customs professionals. It assists clients with various tax, customs, legal and accounting services. Clients it serves include foreign investment companies, domestic investment companies, state-owned firms and other businesses.

The team recently assisted the client in tax appeal process and transfer pricing documentation preparation. The tax appeal was about royalty payment over the imported finished goods. The team won the case by presenting the actual business scheme supported by agreement and strong legal basis.

SF Consulting

SF Consulting has become a member firm of Crowe Global since 2014. The team offers one-stop services including income tax, indirect tax, disputes resolutions, transfer pricing, customs and excise. It has industry sector strengths in state owned company, oil and gas support, mining, pharmaceutical, manufacturing, banking and financial services. 


The tax team has more than 10 partners and 187 professionals in total. The firm has three divisions including international tax and transfer pricing, compliance and advisory, and audit and dispute settlement. Currently, it is developing a compliance centre in Jakarta and Surabaya. Its clients cover such sectors as chemicals, manufacturing, hospitality, food and energy.

Details of the firm’s clients and recent work remains confidential.

The team welcomed two senior advisors Robert Pakpahan and Machfud Sidik, both previously worked in Indonesia Directorate General of Taxes. The transfer pricing team lost a partner and a senior manager in 2020.