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How to Prevent Your Goods from Being Stuck at Indonesian Customs

As an entrepreneur running an export or import business in Indonesia, having a shipment held in Indonesian customs that causes a dreaded shipment delay is likely to destroy your reputations and incur cost in terms of revenue loss. Whether it is incoming or outgoing goods, whatever gets stuck will keep you up all night pacing …

Taxation in Indonesia: New Procedure for Tax Return Reporting

If you are an employee or a business owner in Indonesia, it is almost certain that you are bound to tax responsibilities and are already paying taxes to the Indonesian government. Being aware of taxation in Indonesia is important. Therefore, staying on top of taxes and the regular updates of tax laws is often compared …

Business Licensing within Agricultural Sector in Indonesia

Sustained by its diverse landscape and fertile soils, the agricultural sector in Indonesia has long been a potential sector and an important source of income for many local households and foreign investors. Though serving as one of the pillars of Indonesian economy, it is believed that agriculture is yet to achieve its full potential. Therefore, …

Shelf Company in Indonesia: a Better Choice than a New Company

When starting a new business in Indonesia, the most common and popular option is to set up an entirely new entity. Although setting a new entity in Indonesia is not as difficult as you imagine, there will definitely be times you face certain issues as foreigners, especially when it comes to the processing time as …

Important Qualities to Look For in a Transfer Pricing Service Provider in Indonesia

Many foreign companies that are considering expanding their businesses far and beyond to other countries such as Indonesia often encounter increasing international tax compliance issues and challenges. For most foreign companies in Indonesia, it is almost unattainable to keep pace with all regulations and tax requirements that change constantly, depending on the country’s economic conditions. …

Business Update: Digital Certificates for Construction Sector in Indonesia

Construction market in Indonesia is one of the most important sectors that support the economic growth in Indonesia. In real terms, the construction companies in Indonesia made the economy grow by 5.01% in 2017 and the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 10.38% in the same year. In 2018, this sector was worth IDR 451,337 billion …

Tax Clearance Certificate in Indonesia: All You Need to Know

If you wish that your salary is not withheld by the Directorate General of Taxes in Indonesia or to ensure the smooth process of other business activities, chances are you need to have a Tax Clearance Certificate. We’ve asked our team of tax specialists at Cekindo to compile the necessary information you need to know …

Tips to Ensure the Success of Your Startup Company in Indonesia

The past decade has been an exciting journey for the entire startup ecosystem, including in Indonesia. Many aspiring individuals are thinking of becoming entrepreneurs and thinking that all their ideas are the next big thing. Unfortunately, not all of them are going to sustain and most of them are bound to go back to their …

Update: A Significant Increase of Visa Overstay Fine in Indonesia

Is your stay permit in Indonesia going to expire? Or you are still in Indonesia but have only just realised that your visa had already expired for quite some time? What will happen if your visa has already expired? It is critical to understand the visa process in Indonesia and get your visa sorted out …

The Impact of Illegal Fintech Practices and How to Run A Legal Fintech Business in Indonesia

Financial Services Authority (Otoritas Jasa Keuangan – OJK) via its task force (Satgas Waspada Investasi OJK) has identified 144 illegal fintech companies operating in Indonesia without legal entities, proper business licenses or registration certificates from OJK. Based on the data from OJK, illegal fintech developers that were screened by the Task Force consisted of foreign …

Issues with Finding Suppliers in Indonesia and How to Tackle Them

There is an option for foreign investors to do business in Indonesia without establishing a foreign direct investment company. It is by finding local supplier in Indonesia to import and distribute your goods to your country through direct exporting. However, it is not always easy for foreigners to deal with Indonesian suppliers due to Indonesian …

An In-Depth Guide into Retirement Visa in Indonesia

Most foreign nationals who arrive in Indonesia are instantly struck by the warm hospitality of the incredibly welcoming Indonesian people. To make things even better, most foreigners from the colder hemisphere are charmed by the warm climate and stunning natural landscape of Indonesia, making the country one of the most popular destinations in the world …