JAKARTA – PT Freeport Indonesia during the period January to December 2009 has made the payment obligations to the Indonesian government for U.S. $ 1.4 billion (around Rp 13 trillion). According to Freeport Indonesia spokesman, Mindo Pangaribuan, the company has paid corporate income tax, employee income tax, local taxes and other taxes amounting to U.S. $ 1 billion.
“Also royalty of U.S. $ 128 million and dividends of U.S. $ 213 million,” Mindo said in Jakarta, Monday.
He added, the amount paid is greater than the payments during the period January to December 2008 which reached U.S. $ 1.2 billion. “This is due to fluctuations in commodity prices and production levels, he said.
Thus, according to Mindo, the total financial obligations in accordance with the provisions referring to the 1991 Contract of Work that has been paid to the Government of Indonesia Freeport Indonesia since the 1992-2009 amounted to U.S. $ 9.5 billion.