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How to start and do business in Indonesia

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Save Your Company’s Business License In Indonesia

As a business owner in Indonesia, it can be a challenge to stay up-to-date on changes in the legislative system. While it’s not uncommon for regulatory updates to occur, it is rare for changes to happen that can result in a major penalty like having your Business Identity Number (NIB) suspended.  If you own a […]

Breaking: New Positions Open for Foreign Workers in Indonesia

As of August 27, 2019, the Indonesian Government has taken another step on a path towards a more open environment for international business and foreign investment. A new set of regulations lifts restrictions on a wide variety of positions that foreigners can hold in all business classifications. In this article, we elaborate on what changed […]

How To Submit Your Investment Report (LKPM) in Indonesia

Laporan Kegiatan Penanaman Modal (LKPM) stands for the Investment Activity Report in Indonesia. Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) expects to receive a report about your company’s investments once per quarter or bi-annually depending on the operational status of your company. LKPM reporting is required for companies investing more than IDR 10 billion, which means for all […]

Registering a VAT-liable Company in Indonesia

The value-added tax (VAT) applies to certain goods and services sold in Indonesia. When should you register as a VAT-liable company in Indonesia? How to start reporting your liabilities?  Doing taxes is a fundamental part of successfully operating a business in Indonesia. Hence, we decided to answer the most frequently asked questions about VAT along […]

How Not To Get Scammed: Buying Property In Indonesia The Right Way

Buying property is one of the most common ways for Indonesians to protect and increase the value of their assets. Like any big industry, it attracts professional companies, amateurs looking to turn a quick profit and straight up scammers alike. In this article, we’ll give you a step by step guide to how to make […]

How to Calculate Customs Duty and Import Tax in Indonesia (Tax Calculator Included)

Most goods imported to Indonesia are subject to import duty. What are the prerequisites of becoming an importer in Indonesia, which import taxes apply, and how to calculate customs duty and import tax in Indonesia? Customs duty and import taxes in Indonesia The applicable import duties depend on the type of product you want to […]

Always Up-To-Date Guide to Foreign Owned Company Registration in Indonesia

Comprehensive information about registering a PT PMA company in Indonesia.

Doing Business in Indonesia During Ramadan: Essential Tips

Ramadan is the Holy Month for Muslims during which they forgo eating and drinking from dawn to dusk. It is a serious religious undertaking that impacts the daily routine of many Indonesians. One of the common misperceptions, usually among newer expatriate business managers, is that the business stops during that time or that it’s followed […]

Indonesia Visa Overstay Fine Rises Sharply from May 2019

Are you in a situation where your stay permit in Indonesia is about to expire? Or your visa in Indonesia has already expired, but you haven’t left the country? Make sure to get your visa documentation in order as soon as possible as Indonesia has significantly raised the daily penalty for overstaying a visa in […]

Conducting Personal Background Checks in Indonesia

Indonesia is a large, developing, market. You will want to do what you can do prevent bad deals from happening.