E-PNBP Discussion Meeting

In regards to the enactment of E-PNBP system, on March 5, 2019 APBI invites its members to receive feedback on the use of the E-PNBP application which will be the input material for the APBI to communicate to the government. The event was attended by about 67 participants from PKP2B, IUP, and also APBI member surveyors.

During the meeting, several participants mentioned the obstacles in the use of E-PNBP applications and are concerned about the imposition of sanctions caused by not the compliance but because the system has not optimized the function of the application. Some of the obstacles faced in the use of E-PNBP applications include:

  • The company is experiencing a difficulty in the use of applications while the SIMPONI system has been declared inactive. In general, they express their concern about the excess paid that has been done through the SIMPONI system which ought to be taken into account (offset) or can be entered directly to the E-PNBP. The excess pay also occurred with the payment of the company's royalty on the late HBA that is out when there is a company that did the shipping at the beginning of the month, hence they used the previous month’s HBA (if the previous HBA is higher than the month, the price difference will occur)
  • The difference between HPB is made on the WEB/in the application with the usual calculation of the company by the manual, because it will affect royalty payments as well.
  • The question is also being asked by the company related to the coordination of this e-PNBP, whether this is all in line with state-owned auditors, such as BPKP, etc.
  • While the case related to the sale of coal with CIF to PLN, Indonesia Power, etc. potentially cause problems because the verification issued by the PLN will usually be more than 30 days, while with this E-PNBP system will be automated lock in no longer 30 days, otherwise it will be fined. Therefore, there will be a proposal for the application system to exclude CIF sales to PLN.
  • The many phases of E-PNBP evaluators in Minerba (5 layers to the Director levels) are felt to slow the process for the companies to pay PNBP obligations through the application in E-PNBP because the time process that originally had been promised, was missed. In some cases, the process is supposed to last 7 days but in reality it reaches 17-19 days to get approval or obtain just the billing code. Moreover, there’s many examples of thise who have waited for a long time, but got rejected by the system at the end.
  • The fact that there is not compliance between the central Minerba and the area in implementing regulations, for example, in Sumsel, there is a requirement to obtain RSPP from local government while in Kaltim there is a requirement of Rekom that potentially delay business actors in undertaking the E-PNB process.
  • The meeting proposed that APBI could formally carry the members’ issues to the government (DJMB) and requested that the government to promptly fix the system. In addition to that, APBI’s letter should also state that DJMB will get support for the improvement of E-PNBP system (in terms of upgrading the server capacity and the quality of employees to operate the E-PNBP system).

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