Licenses and permits
Most businesses in Bali require permits and licenses, including local tax numbers (NPWP), and other business-specific permits. It is worth considering that there are several levels of licenses on the island:
• CV. There are a number of activities in Bali for which special licenses are not required. These include, for example, small-scale trade in souvenirs.
• PT. Suitable for investors with medium capital. Such an enterprise must be registered in the name of Indonesian citizens. As a rule, the real owner must get a job in his own company. It is worth considering that this is only a legislative formality.
• PMA. The largest investments in the Indonesian economy involve full legal protection of property rights. Businessmen who open construction companies, large restaurants and similar businesses and have received a license are considered owners.
Businesses in Bali are required to pay taxes. Taxes may vary depending on the type of business. For example, restaurant owners pay an additional 10%. We recommend consulting with local lawyers.
Compliance with local laws and cultural norms
It is important to respect local laws, traditions and cultural norms. Bali is a place with strong traditions and respect for local customs plays an important role in the business community.
If you plan to live and work in Bali as an entrepreneur, you will need the appropriate visa and work permit. Having opened your own business, you can get a KITAS - a work visa to Bali.