Solo has been a captivating business and investment destination.
In 2019, among the 35 districts and cities in Central Java, Solo was crowned the second in the Central Java Potential Investment Challenge 2019.
As of now, the investment value in Solo is among the three highest in Central Java. Also in 2018, Central Java won the best One-stop Integrated Service Provider title in the Indonesian 2018 Investment Award.
As you can see, Central Java, particularly in Solo, has plenty of opportunities that lure so many foreign investors.
The implementation of the Online Single Submission System (OSS) has continuously created a positive investment trend in Solo for all micro, small, medium, and large companies since 2018.
In that year of the commencement of OSS, the investment in Solo recorded a value of IDR 30 trillion. The creation and adoption of OSS is the Indonesian government’s effort to make the business licensing process more convenient, easier, and faster via process integration to encourage more foreign investments.
According to Sukoharjo’s Head of Investment Division of the DPMPT (One-Stop Integrated Investment and Services Office), between 2009 and 2019, the total investment value in Solo was IDR 71 trillion.
There was an increase in investment each year during the mentioned time frame but the most significant increase happened in the year when the OSS was implemented.
For business owners to have a lasting presence of their businesses in Indonesia with full compliance with local employment rules, setting up a PT PMA is often the best option.
There can also be additional valid reasons why foreigners prefer establishing a PT PMA in Solo over other entity options.
1. Import Duties are Lower
Commonly, a lot of foreign businesses need to import products or raw materials from overseas, and thus import tax incurs.
So, if you run a PT PMA in Indonesia, you can enjoy lower import duties by making use of their eligible tax benefits. Lower tax duties mean that a PT PMA can save a great deal of money and thus increase their profits.
2. Obtain Permits and Licenses More Easily
For every business in Indonesia, it is mandatory to have certain business and operational licenses, depending on the business classification and type of legal entity.
A great benefit that comes with PT PMA is the ease of acquiring licenses and permits as compared to other business structures. You will spend less time and resources when obtaining licenses and permits as a PT PMA.
3. Foreign Employment Sponsorship
Foreign businesses will need to hire foreign employees that have certain specialised skills or fit particular positions.
You can sponsor any number of foreign employees as necessary without limitation when you set up a PT PMA in Solo.
Of course, a foreign employee must fulfill certain criteria to qualify for a foreign employment sponsorship.
For example, a foreign employee must have already been working and living in Indonesia for three consecutive years and must be the PT PMA’s shareholder, director, president director, or commissioner.
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