Robert PakpahanSenior Advisor

dirjen pajak indonesia

Robert was previously assigned as the Director General of Taxes (DGT-1) in 2017 – 2019

Area of Expertise

Government Policy

Domestic and International Tax Advisory

Transfer Pricing

Business Restructuring

Tax Controversy

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Indirect Tax

Withholding Tax

General Corporate Tax

Individual Tax

Compliance Tax Management



Robert Pakpahan is one of TaxPrime Senior Advisor with progressive experiences at the Directorate General of Taxes, Ministry of Finance, Millennium Challenge Account Indonesia, Asian Development Bank, and Indonesia Deposit Insurance Corporation.

At the Directorate General of Taxes, he has held several top positions such as Director of Tax Potency & System and Director of Business Process Transformation, which in 2017-2019, he held the position as the Director General of Taxes, whose responsibilities encompass amongst others coordinating all structured efforts, formulating as well as implementing technical standarization in a wide range of taxation administrative functions such as services, compliance monitoring, audit, objection, collection, as well as tax regulation.

His extensive knowledge is supported by his educational backgrounds in which he earned his PhD in Economics majoring Pubic Finance, Internal and Monetary Economics in University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA.

As he progressed on his further entitlements of echelon I in Ministry of Finance, he excelled his proficiency by holding several key responsibilities amongst others as the Assistant to Finance Minister for Revenue Policy, Director General of Debt Management, Director General of Budget Financing and Risk management, and Vice Chairman of Taxation Oversight Commitee.

His current engagement amongst others encompassing conducting an oversight on tax policies and tax administration implementation, conducting an oversight over tax policy agency and taxation administration (including customs and excise) agencies and conduct studies or researches on tax policies as well as to educate people on tax matters.


  • Online Tax Payment and Report

    Online Tax Payment – As we approaching, the annual Individual Income Tax Report and annual Corporate Income Tax Report, we must be prepared to pay and report appropriately.

    January 31, 2023
  • Sales Tax on Luxury Goods for Vehicles

    The Indonesian government encourages the shift from the use of fuel-oil vehicles to electric vehicles. This policy was triggered by the high level of air pollution by motor vehicles.   The result of a study by the Ministry of Transportation in 2020 shows that 60% of air pollution is contributed by vehicles on the highway.

    November 7, 2022

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+6221 252 4103
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Jl. Guru Mughni No.106, Karet Semanggi, Kecamatan Setiabudi, Jakarta Selatan 12930, Jakarta

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