The Covid-19 pandemic, which has greatly affected lifestyle, behavior and even order and habits in general has also changed the use of digital technology, as are transaction activities that have also shifted to digital platforms. The rise of electronic transactions has also resulted in changes to documents that are also carried out electronically.

Based on this, it can be concluded that the rapid development of information technology has influenced developments in various sectors, one of which is the digital economy. Supporting this, the Minister of Finance Sri Mulyani Indrawati has officially issued an electronic stamp or e-stamp in order to change the Indonesian economy towards a better direction.

Electronic stamp duty or e-stamp is one type of stamp duty which is made using an electronic format and has special characteristics that contain elements of security issued by the government of the Republic of Indonesia, and can be used or used to pay taxes on electronic documents that have been connected to the electronic system.

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The difference between electronic stamp duty or e-stamp

As for what distinguishes electronic stamps or e-stamps physically, it is different from the use of stamps in general which have so far been affixed to documents that require stamp duty. On the other hand, e-stamp, which refers to PP 86/2021, is or is in the form of a label whose use is carried out by affixing it to a document through a certain system.

As for the special characteristics of the e-stamp or electronic stamp.

  • Electronic stamp duty or e-stamp in showing its authenticity is the inclusion of a unique code in the form of a serial number on each e-stamp.
  • Each e-stamp contains certain information and symbols of the Garuda Pancasila state symbol.
  • There is an inscription “ELECTRONIC MATERIAL” as well as numbers and text that informs the amount of the stamp duty rate.

The launch of the electronic stamp duty or e-stamp makes the Directorate General of Taxes (DGT) prepare all readiness from the technical side to applications in collaboration with the Public Company for Printing Money of the Republic of Indonesia (Perum Peruri) which is appointed as a legal institution that has issued electronic stamps or e-stamps. -stamp. DGT and Perum Peruri hope that the presence of electronic stamp duty or e-stamp will improve the experience of sealing in several aspects such as security, convenience, availability, and convenience for the community.

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E-stamp supports security technology

What the wider community must know in using e-stamp is that the electronic stamp has been designed with X.509 SHA 512 digital signature technology which uses three additional security features such as:
OVERT, where 70% of electronic stamp designs are unique barcodes that are different on each stamp.
COVERT, which is where the peruri stamp can only be read with a scanner or a special application from the peruri and the signature panel which can be viewed using the adobe acrobat reader pdf application.
Forensic evidence by Peruri.

In distributing the electronic stamp duty or e-stamp, it is available through the e-stamp portal which can connect individuals by ordering directly and make it easier for companies to make purchases or affix them directly.