Postponement of Trial Proceedings and Temporary Suspension of Face-To-Face Services at the Tax Court

Yurike Yuki
Tami Putri Pungkasan
By Yurike Yuki, Tami Putri Pungkasan
Yurike Yuki
Tami Putri Pungkasan
The Chairperson of the Tax Court has issued Circular No. SE-02/PP/2021 concerning the Postponement of Trial Proceedings and Temporary Suspension of Face-to-Face Administrative Services (Via Helpdesk/Delivered in Person) at the Tax Court Starting 22 February 2021 to 26 February 2021 (SE-02/2021).
 
The general section of SE-02/2021 states that the postponement of trial proceedings and the temporary suspension of face-to-face administrative services are required as the tax court’s commitment to follow up on the provisions on Covid-19 handling. This is due to a surge in Covid-19-positive cases in the Tax Court.
 
The circular is intended to provide information and legal certainty regarding tax court policies in terms of trial proceedings and face-to-face administrative services (via helpdesk/delivered in person) at the tax court in an effort to protect Tax Court Judges, Registrars, Employees, and all service users from being exposed to Covid-19.
 
The circular specifies several provisions. First, the trial proceedings at the Tax Court, including electronic trial proceedings, originally scheduled on Monday 22 February 2021 to Friday 26 February 2021 have been postponed and will be rescheduled with further notification.
 
Second, the panel of judges or single judge shall instruct the alternate registrar to notify the parties about the postponement of trial proceedings through electronic media or other media and record it in the Minutes of Hearing.
 
Third, trial proceedings at the Tax Court, including electronic trial proceedings, will be held starting 1 March 2021 subject to further notification.
 
Fourth, all face-to-face administrative services (via helpdesk/delivered in person), including the submission of appeals/lawsuits, submission of case reviews, information services, and submission of trial documents and other letters will be suspended from Monday, 22 February 2021 to Friday, 26 February 2021.
 
Fifth, while face-to-face administrative services (via helpdesk/delivered in person) as referred to in point four are temporarily suspended, appeals/lawsuits and trial documents and other letters may be submitted by post.
 
Sixth, in the period between 22 February 2021 and 26 February 2021, the Tax Court in coordination with related units will trace close contacts, collect data, disinfect/sterilize all office environment, and conduct swab tests on judges, officials, employees, and support personnel within the Tax Court who are in close contact with parties confirmed Covid-19-positive.
 
Seventh, users of information services may use email ([email protected]), contact services on the Tax Court Secretariat website (www.setpp.kemenkeu.go.id), and Whatsapp on the phone number 081211007510 to obtain information concerning the Tax Court.