The local government of the Capital City of Jakarta has issued a new policy in a circular letter No. o6/SE/2016 on the establishment of Certificate of Domicile and other licenses that come afterwards for the users of virtual offices in Jakarta.
This policy is aimed to create a better business climate in Jakarta and to support the previous policy on an integrated one-stop service center for investment licensing, especially for businesses that use virtual offices.
Despite the fact that virtual offices give so many advantages for business people, especially those in small-medium sizes with relatively lower budgets, the existence of virtual offices also bring some worrisome for the policy makers.
First, the government will find it difficult to monitor the activities of the companies—whether or not they are real businesses with legal activities and employers—so that the existence of virtual offices opens more doors for frauds and manipulations. Second, there are many virtual office owners who do not have license to open such a business. So this is potentially detrimental to the country as they don’t pay taxes.
To address those issues, the government of DKI Jakarta issued a new policy stating that businesses can use virtual offices under some conditions.
To highlight some of them, we have summarized some important points from the new policy. It is clearly stated that Certificate of Domicile and other licenses that are issued afterwards. And can be given as long as the companies meet the following criteria:
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