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DDTC

Managing partner Darussalam leads tax practice at DDTC. The team is comprised of five partners and more than 125 professionals. It helps clients on various tax matters such as corporate income tax, tax disputes and litigation, customs and international tax. Its clients come from the digital technology, oil and gas, mining and consumer goods industries. 

The team advised a client on the tax implications of a transaction. The transaction showed how to prepare for changes in tax treaty legislation pertaining to BEPS. In 2018, it also assisted a client with a tax appeal issue regarding corporate income tax. 

DDTC hired three professionals for tax compliance and litigation services, one practitioner for tax research and training services. In recent years, tax researcher Hessy Erlisa Frasti, academy director Suharno and tax practitioner Satya Adhiyasa left the firm. 

Deloitte

Melisa Himawan is the head of tax department at Deloitte. It is comprised of 11 partners and more than 240 full-time professionals. Its services include such things as direct and indirect tax, M&A, and individual tax. In 2018, law firm Hermawan Juniarto & Partners joined the Deloitte legal network in Indonesia. Irawati Hermawan and Cornel Juniarto lead the practice. The new team contains more than 20 lawyers and provides integrated tax and legal solutions to clients. 

Budi Prasongko joined the firm as a director and Sawiji Wihardiningrum joined the firm as a manager in 2018. In addition, the team also hired five professionals as technical advisers and two professionals as assistant managers. 

GNV Consulting Services

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

The team recently helped a client with a customs health check and customs audit management. In this case, it assisted the client in various aspects, including a goods’ classification review and customs value review. In addition, it also helped a client dealing with tax dispute issues regarding the VAT invoice. It involved lots of tax assessment work.  

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. 

The team has a strong capability in the tax litigation and disputes practice. It provides a wide range of services including tax structuring, double tax treaties, withholding tax and indirect tax. It serves clients across various industries, including natural resources, banking, manufacturing, trading and services, to name a few. In addition, it maintains a close relationship with the tax authorities, including the Directorate General of Tax and Directorate General of Customs of Excise. 

Iman Hindrajanto, Achmad Rhesa and Irfan Pradana joined the firm as a tax specialists during the research period. Tax specialist Trinyotin left the firm in 2018.  

KPMG

Abraham Pierre leads tax practice at KPMG. Another key professional is Anita Priyanti. Both of them focus on international tax planning, transactional tax, inbound and outbound investment. The team has more than 130 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. 

In 2019, the team helped a client in the objection process with respect to a VAT assessment. In addition, it also assisted a client regarding the limitation of the application of the 0% VAT rate on the exportation of contract manufacturing services. 

Client feedback 

“Timeliness and professionalism.” 

MUC Consulting Group

MUC Consulting is comprised of more than 200 professionals. The team 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 handled various tax controversy matters during the research period, including audit, objection, appeal and judicial review in 2018. It also helped clients on customs, corporate tax and private tax matters.  

The firm has expanded by hiring one tax consultant, two customs consultant and two seniors in the recent past. Putri Athirah, Dimas Bagus and Oki Puspitasari left the firm in 2018. 

RSM Indonesia

Ichwan Sukardi is the head of tax department at RSM Indonesia . He focuses on international tax, energy, tax structuring and tax disputes. The firm’s practice covers a wide range of tax aspects such as general tax and compliance, M&A, customs and trade. The team is a member of the RSM network. In 2019, it joined in several events organised by the RSM network to explore more opportunities for its tax practice. 

The team helped a UK-listed energy company on a transactional tax issue. It provided advice covering corporate income tax, withholding tax and the potential tax implications. 

Manager Angela Kusumaningtyas left the firm in 2019. Hani Awaliyato joined the firm as a manager and Abdullah joined the firm as a senior manager regarding tax disputes practice.  

SF Consulting

Managing partner Sri Wahyuni Sujono leads tax practice at SF Consulting . Other key practitioners include Ratna Febrina and Stan Pranoto. It provides various tax services such as indirect tax, dispute resolutions, individual tax and business process services. The team is a member of Crowe International and TPA Global to help it deliver practical and individualised solutions for all aspects of tax. It is active in several industry sectors such as pharmaceutical, manufacturing, banking and financial services. 

Ignatius Raditya, Desmayanti and Joko Susilo joined the firm as a supervisor in 2018. The firm also expanded by hiring more than 20 professionals to provide a better and comprehensive tax practice. 

Suryani Suyanto & Associates

Managing partner Susy Suryani leads tax practice at Suryani Suyanto& Associates . She has more than 11 years of tax experience as a tax consultant with one of the Big Four firms. She specialises in tax dispute resolution including tax audits, objections and appeals. Another key professional is Faozan Efendi, who focuses on tax appeal and advisory practice. The team is comprised of 10 professionals. It provides services such as M&A, corporate restructuring and tax due diligence. It has lots of Japanese clients regarding tax services. 

The team helped a client dealing with various tax issues related to the current implementation of tax regulation in Indonesia. It involved tax matters including general corporate tax, tax controversy and transactional tax.  

Client feedback 

“Suryani Suyanto& Associates have a good team and have a good relationship with our company.” 

TaxPrime

Managing partner Muhamad Fajar Putranto and vice managing partner Wawan Setiyo Hartono lead the tax practice at the firm. It has more than 10 partners and 131 specialists totally. The firm has three divisions including international tax and transfer pricing, compliance and advisory, and audit and dispute settlement. Currently, it is developing compliance centre in Jakarta and Surabaya. Its clients cover such sectors as chemicals, manufacturing, hospitality, food and energy. 

The firm hired two practitioners as partners and four professionals as tax audit and dispute managers in the last two years. 

Client feedback 

“Very good knowledge on the tax laws in Indonesia. Teamwork is very good in this firm. English proficiency is also very high for this firm.”