The provincial government of Bali is targeting an income of Rp. 20 billion (US$2 million) in 2013 from official retribution fees collected for registered foreign workers in Bali.
Quoted by the State News Agency Antara, the chief of the Bali Manpower and Transmigration Office, I Gusti Ngurah Agung Sudarsana, said, “The only remaining problem is the implementation of the retribution to be paid for extending foreign work permits (IMTA) in our region.”
That assumption on total money to be generated, however, is based on collecting retributions from January – December 2013, while, the implementation of the retribution is still under review by the Bali Provincial House of Representatives (DPRD-Bali) in April.
“Even though Bali has yet to complete its provincial regulation (on retribution), within the national context it's the second fastest province nationwide in formulating regulations for the extension of the IMTA,” said Sudarsana.
In the past the IMTA was charged on a national level from Jakarta, a power that is now in the process of devolving to the provinces.
Regulations on the national level stop IMTA retributions on December 2012, but provinces can only begin to collect these fees of US$100 a month when the empowering regulations have been put in place on a provincial level.
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