Have you recently been alerted to opportunities to contract as an oil and gas worker, IT project manager, software developer, business analyst, tester or other independent professional in Indonesia? If so, you may be pleasantly surprised by what this proudly diverse island country between the Indian and Pacific oceans has to offer during your stay there.
More than simply a go-to holiday destination
As one might expect of a nation with Australia and the Philippines as its neighbors, Indonesia offers a consistently warm climate that has helped to make it a major draw for holidaymakers and contractors alike. However, this is far from the only factor that has long motivated those from far afield to investigate the country, which boasts a whopping 17,000 islands to explore.
After all, such other defining elements of Indonesian life as the country’s stunning natural scenery, ample opportunities for beach-going and scuba diving, and a colorful gastronomic scene encompassing a wealth of tempting and intriguing regional dishes, are of appeal to casual visitors and resident workers alike.
Then, there is the rich social and cultural diversity to consider, the large Muslim population being joined by many Christians, Catholics, Buddhists and Hindus. In short, you’ll always be learning something about the charms and complexities of other cultures when you live and work in Indonesia.
But are you prepared for the legal and tax aspects of contracting here?
The obstacles that may confront you as a prospective contractor in Indonesia are, in many ways, similar to those you might have encountered if you are already accustomed to working overseas as an independent professional. These include the need to have an employer sponsor in order to obtain the necessary work permit and work visa for your time spent contracting in this part of Southeast Asia.
Thankfully, when you partner with the right payroll processing company for your move to Indonesia, you can be sure of receiving the support that you require to thrive professionally in an unfamiliar culture, while avoiding the common tax and legal pitfalls.
You can be engaged on our payroll, in fact, so that any necessary tax and social security payments are deducted at source on a PAYE basis, and made to the relevant authorities on your behalf. You might even be forgiven for almost forgetting that you are working as a contractor in Indonesia, rather than as a conventional salaried employee.
Don’t wait any longer to get in touch with our experts
Is a contracting role in Indonesia the next big step that your career calls for? If so, don’t hesitate to give Link Global Management a call today, on +44 (0)20 3908 7997. In the process, you will receive the tailored advice and support that you need, and learn why we are such a trusted payroll processing company for independent professionals – across Asia, the West and beyond.