Sunday 18 September 2022 11:05 PM Australians will be able to live and work in Bali without paying ANY tax trends now
Australians will soon be able to live and work in Bali completely tax free after the Indonesian government announced a new 'digital nomad' visa for foreigners.
The island is one of the most popular destinations for Australian tourists thanks to its friendly locals, low cost of living and stunning beaches.
Thousands flocked to Bali during the pandemic, with the work from home phenomenon allowing them to conduct business and meetings while sitting on a beach with a laptop.
Now, it could become even more popular with those who want to work remotely from Bali, with the new B211A visa allowing them to work for six months tax free.
A similar visa for five years is also under discussion.
Indonesia hopes to lure both remote workers and the companies that employ them with the tax-free sweetener.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, one Sydney-born expat who travelled to the island last year said she was now planning to 'stay forever' and 'buying land' before 'starting a family there'.
Another, who currently lives in Italy, said the new visa was the 'perfect' option for her to return and work in Bali.
Australians will soon be able to live and work in Bali completely tax free, after the Indonesian government passed announced a 'digital nomad' visa that will allow expats to work tax free for up to six months. Australians Phoebe Greenacre (left) lives in Bali while Katie McKnoulty says the new visa is 'perfect' for her
The 'digital nomad visa' proposed by Indonesia's tourism minister, Sandiaga Uno in June and passed this week.
Mr Uno hopes the scheme will help bring more than three million overseas travellers to the archipelago in the next year, combined with an increased focus on spiritual retreats and eco-tourism.
The decision is also predicted to create up to create 4.4million jobs without taking away any from local residents.
More than 25 countries have launched similar visas since the Covid-19 pandemic saw millions of people across the world work from home.
Sydney-born business coach Phoebe Greenacre, 38, said she wants to stay in Bali after moving there with her husband a year and a half ago.
Speaking to Daily Mail Australia, Sydney-born Phoebe said she was planning on 'staying forever' 'buying land' and 'starting a family there'.
Phoebe, pictured with her husband, says her work-life balance is much better now - working for just two hours a day, but making more money than ever living in the UK and Australia
She says her work-life balance has improved out of sight - working for just two hours a day but making more money than she did living in the UK and Australia.
'I want to stay long term, buy land and have a family here,' she said.
'I've been coming to Bali for 20 years. It's always had a special place in my heart. I would normally come for a month at a time and complete a yoga training or therapy training.
'During the pandemic I started a second online business which allowed me to work wherever I was so we decided to move to Bali.'
Phoebe and her husband, pictured together, decided to move to Bali to escape London's lockdowns
Phoebe added it was a 'bit of hassle' getting to Indonesia as she was living in London and the borders were closed to anyone from the UK.
Phoebe said it was a 'bit of hassle' getting to Indonesia as she was living in London when the borders were closed to anyone from the UK.
So she ended up taking a six-month detour to Kenya before her visa was approved in mid 2021.
'Work-life balance so much better here,' she added.
'I suppose it depends on what you do, but running an online business which was