Indonesia tax amnesty -- deadline hopes and worries
The Indonesian tax amnesty scheme is nearing its second of three deadlines over its nine-month timeline, but revenue is falling short of expectations. Only time will tell if it is a case of deadline jitters or failure of persuasion.
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