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October 19, 2020

Facebook, TikTok among digital companies required to collect VAT in Indonesia

first_img“VAT collection is part of the government’s effort to create a level playing field for all businesses operating in Indonesia, be it local or foreign companies, conventional or digital companies,” Hestu added.Read also: US says will investigate nations with digital services taxUnder Indonesia’s new rules, nonresident foreign companies that sell digital products and services in Indonesia valued at least Rp 600 million a year or generate yearly traffic from at least 12,000 users will be required to pay the 10 percent VAT.The government, however, cannot collect corporate income tax from the internet giants as the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) has yet to reach a consensus on how to tax tech firms.The government has been struggling to collect additional revenue to fund its widening budget deficit of 6.34 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) as the COVID-19 pandemic hits business activity.Starting in August, tech firms Amazon Web Services, Netflix, music streaming service Spotify and Alphabet’s Google for its Google Asia Pacific, Google Ireland, and Google LLC units were required to collect VAT from sales to Indonesian consumers. Topics : Social media company Facebook Ireland, Facebook Technologies International and its payment firm Facebook Payment International will also be collecting the tax together with Walt Disney Company Southeast Asia.The Finance Ministry’s Taxation Directorate General (DJP) also included Chinese short video-sharing platform TikTok on its latest list, bringing the total number of foreign tech companies subject to tax to 16.“We will continue to identify and actively communicate with other foreign digital companies operating in Indonesia to educate and assess them,” said tax office spokesperson Hestu Yoga Saksama in a statement. “Hopefully, we will add more companies to the tax subject list soon.”He called on other tech companies that made annual sales of Rp 600 million (US$41,116) to take the initiative and report themselves to the tax officecenter_img The tax office announced on Friday a list of 10 foreign digital companies that will be required to collect a 10 percent value added tax (VAT) from Indonesian consumers starting September after recently imposing such rules on six firms, including Amazon and streaming platform Netflix.The new companies subject to the tax are United States technology company Apple’s arm Apple Distribution International as well as Amazon’s subsidiaries Amazon.com Services, Alexa Internet, Audible Inc and Audible Ltd.Read also: After Spotify and Netflix, Indonesia eyes VAT collection from other tech firmslast_img read more

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September 19, 2020

The Latest: Mexican soccer league to play without fans

first_imgAbe says Japan is continuing to “coordinate well” with the International Olympic Committee, adding: “We have to overcome the spread of the infection and want to hold the Olympics and Paralympics as planned.”The Olympic Games are scheduled to take place from July 24-Aug. 9, and the Paralympics Aug. 25-Sept. 6.Abe says the virus outbreak has not reached a point in Japan that requires him to declare a national emergency like the United States and parts of Europe.___1:40 p.m. 12:15 p.m.The Pac-12 Conference has canceled all spring sports and championships following a meeting of conference executives and athletic directors.The conference also announced that all organized team activities are not allowed until at least March 29, when that decision will be revisited.The smaller Southland Conference also announced a similar move.The moves follow Thursday’s decision by the NCAA to cancel the Division I men’s and women’s basketball tournaments as well as all remaining winter and spring championships. ___12:45 p.m.The Edinburgh Marathon has been postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak.The race was due to take place on May 24, but organizers have announced it will be postponed.Race director Neil Kilgour said a new date for the marathon in the Scottish capital is expected to be announced on Monday, Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):3:23 p.m.The Mexican soccer league announced that the rest of its matches this weekend will be played with no fans, a day after starting the weekend with two games in which fans were in attendance. While other leagues around the world suspended play, Liga MX insisted on going forward with its matches. Until now, the only change was banning pre-match handshakes due to the new coronavirus.But Mexico’s first division reversed course and decided to play in empty stadiums after consulting with the government.The headliner match of the weekend is a Mexico City derby at Estadio Azteca between league leader Cruz Azul and third-place Club America. Attendance was expected to be around 60,000.Mexico played some matches in empty stadiums during the 2009 outbreak of the H1N1 flu.___ The International Triathlon Union has suspended all of its competitions and activities from Monday to the end of April.Major events postponed include the second world series event in Bermuda on April 18-19, and four World Cups in the United States, New Zealand, Brazil and Mexico.“World Triathlon will continue working during this time to try to reallocate the events after the 30th of April when possible, and will work with all stakeholders to undertake further actions if needed regarding the Olympic and Paralympic qualification rankings,” the ITU said.___3:50 pm. The Latest: Mexican soccer league to play without fans Super Rugby organizers have decided to suspend the competition indefinitely after the weekend’s games because of the coronavirus pandemic.SANZAAR, the southern hemisphere rugby body that runs Super Rugby, says Saturday the tournament will be off for the “foreseeable future.” The decision was prompted by the New Zealand government’s directive that people entering from trips overseas, including returning New Zealand citizens, would have to self-isolate for 14 days from Monday.That would make Super Rugby untenable, with the tournament featuring teams from five nations, including five from New Zealand, and involving regular travel between countries. Teams from Australia, Japan, South Africa and Argentina also compete in the competition, which runs from January through to June. “It is the moment to act responsibly and to stay home,” Messi wrote on Instagram on Saturday.The Barcelona star added: “We are worried by what is happening and we want to help by putting ourselves in the place of those who are having the most difficulties, either because they or their families or friends are directly affected, or because they are working on the frontline in hospitals.”Spain is tightening controls on movement and closing shops as it struggles to stem a peak in virus infections that has surpassed 5,000 people. ___5 p.m. The Italian soccer players’ association says it is “saddened and outraged” that clubs are still calling on their players to attend training sessions.In a statement, the players’ association notes that “some clubs” are bringing in players to train in small groups, “or, even worse, for daily checks of their temperature.”Italy is the European country hit worst by the virus, where the number of virus cases climbed to over nearly 20,000, with more than 1,000 deaths. The government in Rome has ordered an unprecedented lockdown, ordering businesses to close and restricting people’s movement.The lockdown has suspended all sports in the country through at least April 3.The players’ association says that forcing players to leave their homes “is a shamefully irresponsible act,” adding that if it’s being done just to receive a refusal by the players in order to cut salary payments “it means that we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel of dignity.” 4:51 p.m.The Pro Football Hall of Fame is closing temporarily because of the coronavirus pandemic.The museum in Canton, Ohio says it will be closed to the public from Monday through March 27. The Hall says it “will continue to closely monitor the situation and maintain ongoing communication with state and local health officials.”___2:35 p.m. 4:16 p.m.The United Center ownership and the Chicago Bulls and Blackhawks say they will pay day-of-game employees through the end of their scheduled seasons.The NBA and NHL seasons have been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. Each team has seven home games left.In a statement attributed to Blackhawks owner Rocky Wirtz and Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, the teams say their employees “are family, and we will navigate this unprecedented situation together.”___ March 14, 2020 Utah Jazz forward Rudy Gobert has donated more than $500,000 to support health services in the U.S. and France and employees of the team impacted by the coronavirus.Gobert became the first NBA player to be stricken with the virus, which led to the league suspending play for at least 30 days.His donation was announced by the Jazz, who said some of the money will go to COVID 19-related social services relief in Utah, Oklahoma City and within the French health care system.The pledge includes $200,000 in aid for part-time employees at Utah’s Vivint Smart Home Arena. They can’t work while game and other events are on hold.Gobert said he’s humbled by “the tireless efforts and care of people around the globe for those affected by COVID-19, especially my own communities of Utah and France.” ___6:05 p.m.The men’s curling world championships in Scotland have been canceled, along with the mixed and senior events in Canada, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.The World Curling Federation said that with hundreds of athletes and staff needing to travel to each tournament, “it is no longer possible to run these international events.”The WCF says it acted on the advice of the Scottish government in canceling the men’s tournament, which had been scheduled for Glasgow from March 28 to April 5. “We believe that in the current unprecedented situation this is the only responsible course of action to take,” said Billy Garrett, Director of Sport and Events at Glasgow Life.The mixed doubles and seniors events were to take place in Kelowna, British Columbia, from April 18-25.The women’s world championships in Prince George, British Columbia, were canceled on Thursday.___5:45 p.m. The fledgling football league says the player reported his symptoms to team medical staff on Tuesday and has been in quarantine ever since. He was tested for COVID-19 and received the result Friday.The league says the player participated in the Dragons’ March 7 game against the Roughnecks in Houston and a Feb. 29 game against the BattleHawks in St. Louis. He was asymptomatic at the time.The league says it’s alerting players, staff, vendors and partners associated with the Dragons, Roughnecks and BattleHawks and is monitoring the situation closely.Late Thursday, the XFL canceled the remainder of its season, which had five weeks left.___ The players’ association has been at odds with clubs over the virus for weeks, first arguing for the games to be stopped before the government-issued suspension on Monday.___3 p.m.Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says his country still intends to host the Olympic Games in Tokyo as planned.Abe says there were no discussions about postponing or canceling the games during talks with U.S. President Donald Trump, who suggested this week that Japan should consider postponing the Olympics because of the spread of the coronavirus. The club added it will test the rest of the members of its team on Monday. Spain has stopped all sports competitions for the next two weeks. ___5:10 p.m.Lionel Messi has joined a call in Spain by sports figures, who are supporting a public awareness campaign by government authorities and healthcare workers asking the nation’s population to remain indoors to fight the spread of the coronavirus. He called the donations a “small token that reflect my appreciation and support for all those impacted and are the first of many steps I will take to try and make a positive difference.”Gobert, who was diagnosed with the virus while the team was in Oklahoma, was infected along with teammate Donovan Mitchell.___3:30 p.m.The XFL says an unidentified player with the Seattle Dragons has tested positive for coronavirus. Sampdoria midfielder Fabio Depaoli has announced he’s tested positive for COVID-19.He’s the 10th Serie A player confirmed positive and the sixth at Sampdoria.While Sampdoria said in a statement earlier Saturday that it would not announce any more updates about its players “to avoid news leaks and useless alarmism” since “all the lads are well,” Depaoli revealed his positive test on social media.Depaoli writes in Italian on Instagram, “Unfortunately I’ve tested positive for COVID-19. But I want to reassure you that I’m OK! This invisible monster is hitting us indiscriminately, but by adopting the correct measures and following medical advice, we can win our biggest match and return stronger than before.”The five other Sampdoria players who tested positive are: Manolo Gabbiadini, Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina and Morten Thorsby. Associated Press ___10:45 a.m.Two more Fiorentina players have tested positive for COVID-19 as well as a club physiotherapist.The top-tier Italian league soccer team tweets that defender and club captain Germán Pezzella, forward Patrick Cutrone and physiotherapist Stefano Dainelli “are in good health at their homes in Florence.” They were tested after “showing some symptoms.”The club had already announced on Friday that 20-year-old striker Dušan Vlahović tested positive. The other Serie A players who tested positive are Daniele Rugani at Juventus and Fiorentina teammates Dušan Vlahović , Germán Pezzella, Patrick Cutrone.___5:35 p.m.Spanish football club Alavés says two members of its coaching staff have tested positive for the coronavirus. The club says both unnamed coaches are without symptoms and in good health. With Cutrone and Pezzella added to the list with Vlahović, there are now nine Serie A players who have tested positive. The others are Daniele Rugani of Juventus plus five Sampdoria players: Manolo Gabbiadini, Omar Colley, Albin Ekdal, Antonino La Gumina and Morten Thorsby.Serie A is suspended until at least April 3 as part of a nationwide lockdown in Italy intended to contain the virus.Most people quickly recover from the global virus after experiencing only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sportslast_img read more

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September 8, 2020

US Open 2018: Serena Fined over Outbursts During Final

first_imgWilliams’ fine for the code violations, imposed by the United States Tennis Association (USTA), will be deducted from the $1.85 million the American won as the runner-up.Osaka, 20, won the match 6-2 6-4 to become the first Japanese Grand Slam champion.Williams, who was aiming to equal Margaret Court’s record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, refused to shake hands with umpire Ramos after the match.She later accused him of sexism, saying: “He’s never taken a game from a man because they said ‘thief’.”Williams was given a first code violation after Ramos judged a gesture from coach Patrick Mouratoglou to be coaching.She said she had not received any tactics from Mouratoglou, telling the umpire she would “never cheat to win and would rather lose”.The Frenchman later admitted that he had been coaching from the box but that Williams had not seen him doing so.Williams then received another code violation for a racquet smash at 3-2 in the second set, leading to Ramos docking her a point.With Osaka leading 4-3, Williams told the umpire: “You are a liar. You will never be on a court of mine as long as you live. When are you going to give me my apology? Say you are sorry.”That led to Ramos docking her the next game to leave Osaka just one game away from victory at 5-3 up.Williams refused to take to the court and demanded an intervention from the tournament referee.Eventually she returned to the baseline, serving out a game to love before Osaka held serve to win her first Grand Slam win.In her post-match news conference Williams said she was she “was not being coached” and that she “did not understand” why Mouratoglou would say he was doing so.BBC tennis presenter Sue Barker said: “The umpire was following the rules by the book but Serena has a point.”Barker, a former world number three and 1976 French Open champion, added that “tennis was the loser” from Saturday’s events.“I’ve sat courtside watching the men ranting at umpires and they haven’t been given a violation,” Barker said.“The fact that it was to be a game violation then robbed the crowd of what potentially could’ve been a third set.”Barker told BBC Radio 5 live’s Sportsweek programme: “Both have a point – Serena saying the male players can say what they want to umpires.“Earlier in the tournament we saw Alize Cornet being given a code violation for changing her shirt on court and then in the same tournament Mohamed Lahyani gets down from his chair to talk to Nick Kyrgios and persuade him not to give up on a match.“He (Ramos) was following the rules by the book but sometimes the book has to be rewritten.“You can’t have one rule for some players and some umpires don’t adhere to it and allow players to get away with things. They’ve just got to be fair to the players.“Tennis was the loser and we lost what was potentially a fantastic match.“I’ve never seen anything like it since I have been watching tennis. It was sad for the game.”Marion Bartoli, the 2013 Wimbledon champion, echoed Barker’s stance on the difference between how male and female players are treated.“What the umpire did is totally not acceptable and I hope that we are going to have a sanction because we just can’t let that happen,” she said.“When there is absolutely no curse or verbal abuse from Serena then giving her a game penalty is insane. You can’t do that. It is impossible.“She’s right when she says the men say 10 times worse and don’t even get a warning.”Ramos has given Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray code violations in the past two years.He also accused Serena’s sister, Venus, of receiving coaching during a 2016 French Open match, although she wasn’t penalised.“I think she (Serena) went a little bit too far,” said 18-time Grand Slam singles champion Chris Evert. “What she was saying, she had every right to say but she kept repeating herself.“After a while it is like ‘you have to stop’.“Just because of the enormity of the moment, the umpire should have given her a bit of break but, instead, went right for the jugular.”.American 12-time Grand Slam singles champion Billie Jean King, one of the founders of the Women’s Tennis Association, backed Williams, saying: “When a woman is emotional, she’s ‘hysterical’ and she’s penalised for it. When a man does the same, he’s ‘outspoken’ and there are no repercussions.“Thank you, Serena Williams, for calling out this double standard. More voices are needed to do the same.” Serena Williams was yesterday fined $17,000 for the code violations that included calling the umpire a “liar” and “thief” in her US Open final loss on Saturday.Williams, beaten by Naomi Osaka, was docked a game for verbal abuse and had a point penalty for racquet smashing and a code violation for coaching.She later said it was “sexist” to have been penalised a game. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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August 26, 2020

LA Dodgers fall to St. Louis Cardinals on Matt Adams’ home run in 16th

first_imgThe Dodgers outhit the St. Louis Cardinals 11-1 through the first six innings and 14-8 overall but went 1 for 13 with runners in scoring position, stranding 13 runners on base. That left no margin for error for the Dodgers bullpen – and they made too many.Kenley Jansen suffered his fifth blown save of the season – and second since the All-Star break – when he allowed a tying home run to Jedd Gyorko with two outs in the bottom of the ninth. It took another seven innings and Friday had become Saturday when Matt Adams crushed a 444-foot solo home run off Bud Norris to give the Cardinals a 4-3 victory in 16 innings.The 16-inning marathon matched the longest game in the history of the Dodgers-Cardinals rivalry which stretches into the 19th century. “That’s something with our guys – getting guys on base, runners in scoring position and just can’t break through,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said of his team, 22nd in the majors with a .247 average with runners in scoring position. “I think you just see guys trying to do too much and get out of their approach.”Nonetheless, the Dodgers seemed to have found their hero when Justin Turner broke a tie and gave them a 3-2 lead in the top of the ninth with a solo home run, his third home run in the past two games.Turner’s 14 home runs and 36 RBI since June 10 are the most in the majors. Since returning from the All-Star break, Turner is 12 for 32 (.375) with five home runs and 12 RBI (including six of the Dodgers’ nine over the past two days).That lead disappeared when Gyorko hit his sixth home run in his past six games, jumping on a first-pitch cutter from Jansen and sending it 401 feet into the left-field seats.“I just tried to locate down and away,” Jansen said. “Just kind of misfired. He got lucky on it and it went out.”The blown save was Jansen’s fifth this season. He had just two last year.“It’s part of my life,” said Jansen who can become a free agent after the season. “As long as you’re doing this job. It’s not the first one. It’s not going to be the last one.”It’s certainly not the first time the Dodgers’ offense have slipped in the clutch. Not coincidentally, they were 1 for 15 with runners in scoring position last Saturday when Jansen couldn’t close out a 1-0 lead in the ninth. They lost in 12 innings.Their only hit with a runner in scoring position Friday came in the first inning – an RBI single by Corey Seager (one of four hits in the game for him). Howie Kendrick extended his hitting streak to 14 games with a solo home run in the sixth.All that did was tie the score, 2-2.After the seventh inning, the Dodgers offense dried up entirely.Thirteen of 14 batters were retired by Cardinals relievers at one point, with Turner’s ninth-inning home run the only interruption. They had just one hit in extra innings, a bloop double by Austin Barnes with two outs in the top of the 15th.Norris, Wednesday’s starter in Washington, was pressed into service as a reliever in the 15th inning, the ninth pitcher in the game for the Dodgers – who used eight in nine innings Thursday. Adams crushed an 0-and-1 fastball from Norris with one out in the 16th to end the game.“We were stretched as thin as we could go,” Roberts said. “We wanted to stay away from Petey (Pedro Baez) and Luis (Avilan the only reliever who didn’t get in the game). They were both pretty sore and were supposed to be down. But Petey still gave us an inning.”Roberts said he still expects Norris to make his scheduled start Tuesday in Los Angeles against the Tampa Bay Rays. ST. LOUIS >> Brandon McCarthy left Friday’s game in the seventh inning due to cramping in his right calf.His cramps eventually passed. But the Dodgers offense tightened up uncomfortably at inopportune times all night long – and into the next day.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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August 14, 2020

Dallas Stars forward Corey Perry suspended five games for elbowing

first_imgPerry’s game misconduct was the first such penalty for any player over the 12-game history of the Winter Classic. His long, lonely walk across the Cotton Bowl Stadium field to the locker rooms became something of a viral sensation on social media, but the veteran of more than 1,000 NHL games will not be laughing following Friday’s punishment.Perry, who signed with the Stars in the offseason as a free agent after 14 seasons with the Anaheim Ducks, will miss Dallas’ upcoming games against the Detroit Red Wings, Los Angeles Kings, Ducks, San Jose Sharks and Colorado Avalanche, and he will forfeit $40,322.60 of salary. His suspension will be lifted for the Stars’ Jan. 16 contest with the Buffalo Sabres.Perry has three goals and 13 points in 34 games with the Stars this season. Nashville scored twice during the ensuing five-minute power play, but the Stars ultimately won the game 4-2.Corey Perry gets thrown out of the Winter Classic for elbowing Ryan Ellis pic.twitter.com/0yeegUxh41— Brady Trettenero (@BradyTrett) January 1, 2020MORE: Midseason replacement coaches with best odds to win Stanley Cup The Dallas Stars will be without the services of Corey Perry for the next two weeks.Perry was handed a five-game suspension by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety on Friday following his ejection from Monday’s Winter Classic. The 34-year-old forward delivered an elbow to the head of Nashville Predators defenseman Ryan Ellis early in the first period of the annual New Year’s Day game, resulting in his expulsion after just 38 seconds of ice time.last_img read more

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