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  • Remote working while on a Spouse sponsored KITAS.

    Hi everybody,
    I am a non Indonesian currently on a spouse sponsored KITAS as my wife is Indonesian, I am also currently working here and have an IMTA from an Indonesian company which I will soon be leaving (at the end of this month). I have been offered the opportunity to work remotely for a US based company.
    My questions are these:
    - I assume I do not need an IMTA for this role as it is remote working, and also as the company is not registered in Indonesia they would not be able to apply for one for me anyway?
    - I will be paid in to an Indonesian bank account (BNI) how do I declare the taxes for this role if according to Manpower and immigration I am unemployed? Will they not just assume that I am working without an IMTA.

    I'm quite confused regarding the legality of this so any help would be very helpful. I have checked elsewhere on the forum but can find no relevant info.

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    Originally posted by jakmatt91 View Post
    (1) I assume I do not need an IMTA for this role as it is remote working, and also as the company is not registered in Indonesia they would not be able to apply for one for me anyway?

    (2) ... how do I declare the taxes for this role .. ?

    (3) Will they not just assume that I am working without an IMTA...

    (1) Yes , IMTA/Work permit is only applicable to an Indonesian based company .

    (2) I suggest you open a small business in your Indonesian wife's name and receive the payment in her business's name , so her business will pay the income tax .
    Note : Each city may have different rules for micro/small business , better search the internet for something like : cara mendirikan usaha kecil di (city)

    (3) For them you will be working informally for your wife's business .

    Note : This is only my opinion , so if you want to be 100% sure about its legality better ask Immigration and Manpower (the ones that can deport you) . Can ask Kantor Pajak to know how to pay the income tax of your wife's business (small business pay very small tax , something like 1% of the revenue) .


    http://www.livinginindonesiaforum.or...esian-and-work (work under Article 61 of UU no.6/2011)
    Note : The link above is for ex-Indonesian KITAP but also valid for you with a wife sponsored KITAS or KITAP .

    http://www.livinginindonesiaforum.or...018#post246018 (no work permit for KITAS ikut istri , work in the wife's business??)

    http://www.livinginindonesiaforum.or...382#post245382 (see below a partial copy of Atlantis'post no.36)
    [..I have discussed with middle and high ranking pejabat (government officer) in the immigration who told me: for us (read: immigration officer) you are authorized to work. The "for us" has importance. It means that as long as nakertrans (Manpower government office) does not chime in, immigration may not bother you. If your wife opens her own business, you have reasonnable chances to be ignored by nakertrans. Why? Because your wife has no chance to get an IMTA for you if it is a family business...]

    http://www.pajak.go.id/eng/ (Tax office's website)

    http://www.expat.or.id/info/2008-IncomeTaxSDSN.pdf (Income Tax Law & Law Explanation)

    http://www.livinginindonesiaforum.or...-to-setup-a-CV (CV set-up)
    Note : There is an even smaller business than a CV

    http://www.hukumonline.com/klinik/de...an-usaha-kecil , Okt 2017 (small business , procedures & regulations)

    http://webbisnis.com/12-macam-keleng...-anda-ketahui/ (documents for opening a business)

    https://ekonomi.kompas.com/read/2016...ukup.Mendaftar (no need to business permit for micro/small business in Jakarta)

    Note : If necessary Google Translate .

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