I disagree on the tabs front. Supposing the customer decides they want to change the font or the size. And then half your tabs are in the wrong place. If you've really had to set different tabs for different indents, that's a lot of style sheet editing (and even worse if you haven't used style sheets!).
Whereas the 'indent here' character, as described by Marcus, is completely flexible. The spacing will grow with the type, by definition the indent will always be exactly where you want it.