Just selling bird nests can be rich? Really can. This is not just any bird’s nest, but a swallow’s nest. If sold, the price will reach tens of millions of rupiah per kilogram (kg). Tempting isn’t it?
From the swallow’s saliva, amazing bird nests are formed. Miraculously, the swallow’s nest has extraordinary properties for body health and skin beauty. Swallow saliva is made from protein which contains aspartic acid and proline for ‘medicine’ for youth.
In addition, efficacious for health recovery after surgery, reproductive health, make baby’s skin smooth and smooth, help treat cancer, to reduce the risk of diseases caused by high cholesterol.
With a myriad of benefits, it is appropriate that the selling price of exorbitant swallow nests, both raw and processed. Just so you know, there are 2 kinds of swallow’s nest. First, hunt for swallow nests originally from caves or nature, which have a brownish color. Second, from livestock or cultivation in a special building with white color.
The prices of the two types of swallow’s nests are different. More expensive to obtain from caves or nature, costing IDR 30 million per kilo. For livestock products, the selling price ranges from Rp. 14 million to 16 million per kg. That’s if it’s raw.
If it has been processed into soups or other menus at fancy restaurants, the prices are priced at Rp480 thousand per serving. It’s clear that consumers are only rich people (middle to upper). There is a price, there is a taste. Food made from swallow’s nest has a delicious taste, so worth it with that price and usefulness.
Indonesia is a ‘paradise’ for swallow-dwelling birds. Not surprisingly, many people glance at this promising business opportunity to gain big profits. Even the swallow nest of Indonesia has been exported to various countries, such as China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Canada, to fly to the sarang burung walet United States.
Swallow’s nest can be a ‘field of money.’ Produces hundreds of millions of rupiah to billions of rupiah per month. Once harvest (per month or per 3 months) reap about 10-30 kg. The assumption is that if multiplied for Rp. 14 million, you will get a turnover of around Rp. 140-420 million.
With that much income, the swallow’s nest business is taxed. Entry into the type of Regency / City Tax, based on Law (Law) Number 28 of 2009 concerning Regional Taxes and Regional Retribution. Swiftlet nest tax is a tax on swiftlet nest collection and / or exploitation activities.
Article 72 Paragraph (1) states that the tax object of swiftlet nests is the taking and / or exploitation of swiftlet nests. While the subject of taxes and taxpayers is an individual or entity that takes and / or undertakes swallow’s nest, read Article 71 Paragraph (1-2).
Then in Article 74 Paragraph (1-2) explains the basis for taxing swiftlet nests is the sale value of swiftlet nests. The sale value is calculated based on the multiplication between the general market price of swiftlet nests in the area concerned and the volume of swiftlet nests.
The tax rate for swiftlet nests in accordance with Article 75 is set at a maximum of 10%. The tax rate is determined by local regulation (perda).
While explained in Article 76, the principal amount of the tax owed for swallows owed is calculated by multiplying the rate on the basis of taxation. The tax on owed bird’s nest is collected in the area where the bird’s nest is collected or exploited.
But in this case the swallow’s nest collectors are also subject to Final Income Tax (PPh) at a rate of 0.5%. The tariff is regulated in Government Regulation (PP) No. 23 of 2018 concerning Income Tax on Income from Businesses Received or Obtained by Taxpayers who have a Specific Gross Distribution.