Reviewing the Readiness of MSMEs in Indonesia Compliance with Accounting Standards Micro, Small and Medium Enterprise (SAK EMKM)

Siti Samsiah, Nadia Fathurrahmi Lawita

Abstract


This research demonstrates that despite of being late to have financial reporting standards for micro, small and medium enterprises which could help MSMEs in Indonesia in funding and for tax purposes, the willingness and readiness of the business is still questionable. This paper will firstly discuss about a new accounting standard ruled by The Indonesian Institute of Accountants (IAI) for micro, small and medium enterprise (MSMEs) (SAK EMKM) that was adopted from IFRS, and then discuss the readiness of the business to implement it. This research uses the qualitative approach with the method of in depth interviews. From the results of interviews with several business actors, some major issues were found, such as in general SMEs do not make a financial record of business, the cause is the lack of human resources owned SMEs to prepare financial statements.


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