Wanna WFH and not stress about tax? Bali is the place to be

Right Here Right Now 23/06/2022

Indonesia will be offering a Visa that lets remote workers live tax-free, as long as their pay comes from outside of the country.

It would mean that freelancers can crack open their laptops from beautiful locations like Bali without worrying about tax.

Say less.

Indonesia's tourism minister, Sandiaga Uno, announced the five-year 'Digital Nomad Visa' this week.

Mr Uno expects that the scheme would draw 3.6 million overseas visitors to the country in the next year.

The decision is also expected to produce up to one million employees without harming any existing employment for locals.

Similar plans for a digital nomad visa were in the works last year but were abandoned because of the pandemic.

There are now several visa options offered to remote workers who want to visit Indonesia, including the Visa on Arrival (VoA), Tourist or Cultural Visa, and the country's Free Visa, however these only last 30 to 180 days.

Other nations that provide similar visas are Georgia, Croatia, and Portugal.

Andorra, Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Bermuda, Cabo Verde, Cayman Islands, Croatia, Curaçao, Dominica, Dubai, Estonia, Georgia, Germany, Iceland, Malta, Mauritius, Mexico, Montserrat, Norway, Seychelles, Spain, Taiwan, and The Czech Republic are among the 26 countries that currently accept digital nomad visas.

Alright, I’m off to Bali! Who’s coming?