The Ministry of Finance will accelerate the completion of regulation which will provide for decrease in the minimum limit of Value Added Tax (VAT) refund for foreign tourists provided for in Law Number 8 Year 1983 regarding Goods and Services Value Added Tax and Luxury Goods Sales Tax as amended by Law Number 42 Year 2009. According to plan, the regulation will be completed before the opening of Asian Games 2018 on 18 August 2018.
Thereby, sportsmen and audiences of Asian Games 2018 from overseas can make use of the VAT refund facility. It is expected that the policy can increase retail sales in some international airports.
The facility in fact has been provided since 2010. However, the minimum limit of transactions which is currently applicable to be able to enjoy the facility is Rp5 million. The government plans to decrease the minimum limit to Rp1 million.
Source : https://legalcentric.com/content/view/134340