There are two aspects about Kanpie Batams comments which I think merit further discussion on a separate Thread. The first is what is perceived as an overseas business run online on the internet and the second is tax liability for income earned.
Atlantis pulled me up, quite recently, and quite justifiably, for not having registered for the NPWP Tax Card and drawing my attention to the fact that the authorities here may ask to see Bank Statements or evidence of overseas income (I think that is what he meant) if the foreigner living in Indonesia is not permitted to work and therefore does not have any disclosable income from a source of work in Indonesia.
There are an entrepreneurial air about everyone in the world nowadays who is even remotely familiar with Ebay or Khaskus or Garage Sales, Google Adsense and the list goes on and on ...... If USA cannot pass leglislation such as SOPA to handle it, what chance does Indonesia?
Then again, we live in Indonesia and we live or die by the sword, so if the Indonesian authorities tell any one of us we are working illegally here in such a way, try arguing otherwise or have the financial means to fight the battle. We are here in Indonesia, is the simple truth, and we must lie on the bed we made, however uncomfortable at times it may be.