Monday, August 28, 2006
This sign says 'wise men pay taxes'. I took this picture because me and my friends just happened to discuss about people who own big businesses and cover it up to avoid paying large amount of tax. A tiny room located in a very dark and filthy apartment, on a small alley so hard to find. Inside are two computers with files scattered all over the place. Who would've thought the two guys there are making hundreds of millions rupiah by designing sophisticated sailboats! Their company was licensed as a small business, they don't have a fancy office building and therefore pay a small amount of tax. I'm sure this type of cover up happens everywhere.
Knowing the difficulty of getting a job or opening business through a normal way, would you say it's only fair for them to do this? That you don't need to be a too honest citizen to your government? I'd certainly couldn't sleep at night. And maybe that's why I'm not making hundreds of millions rupiah :)