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DID YOU KNOW HK TAX RATE?

Profits Tax 2017/2018
Companies: 2008/09 Onwards 16.5%
Unincorporated Businesses: 2008/09 Onwards 15%
Property Tax 2017/2018
Standard Rate: 2008/09 Onwards 15%
Salaries Tax [Personal Allowances & Deduction Applied] 2017/2018
First HK$40,000: 2009/10 Onwards 2%
Next HK$40,000: 2009/10 Onwards 7%
Next HK$40,000: 2009/10 Onwards 12%
On the Remainder: 2009/10 Onwards 17%
Standard Rate: 2009/10 Onwards 15%
Personal Allowances 2017/2018
Basic Allowance HK$132,000
Married Person's Allowance HK$264,000
Child Allowance  
    Each Child (1st to 9th)  
    - Year of Birth HK$200,000
    - Other Years HK$100,000
Dependent Parent / Grandparent Allowance  
    Aged 60 or Above  
    - Not Residing with Taxpayer HK$46,000
    - Residing with Taxpayer Throughout the Year HK$92,000
    Aged 55 to 59  
    - Not Residing with Taxpayer HK$23,000
    - Residing with Taxpayer Throughout the Year HK$46,000
Dependent Brother / Sister Allowance  
    - For Whom No Child Allowance Has Been Claimed HK$37,500
Single Parent Allowance HK$132,000
Disabled Dependant Allowance  
    - In Addition to Any Allowances Already Granted for the Disabled Person HK$75,000
Maximum Deduction for Expenses 2017/2018
Self-Education Expenses HK$100,000
Charitable Donations 35% of assessable income
Contributions to Recognised Retirement Schemes HK$18,000
Elderly Residential Care Expenses HK$92,000
Home Loan Interest HK$100,000

* The information above is based on the announcement and publication of 2017-18 Hong Kong Budget.

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If I’m the ONLY staff of my own co., do I need to file Employer’s Return?

  • According to the Companies Ordinance, even if your company does not have any paid staff during the fiscal year, it is still mandatory to file the Employer's Return within the indicated time (normally about 30 days) when it is received.
  • If your identity is a Director, then you are entitled to either one of these remunerations: Director’s fees or Director’s salary. Both are taxable.
  • Thus, even if you did not hire any other staff in your company, as an active Director of the business, you ought to report your remunerations to the Inland Revenue Dept (IRD) through the filing of Employer’s Return. 

What types of tax returns I’ll need to file in HK?

  • There are mainly 3 types of tax returns you will need to file to the IRD: Employer's Return, Profits Tax Returns and Individual Tax Return. Each entrepreneur is obligated to file these 3 tax returns each year ever since the first return is received.
  • Typically both Employer's Return and Profits Tax Return will be issued on the first working day of April each year from the IRD; while the Individual Tax Return will be issed on the first working day of May each year. You ought to complete your tax filing within 30 days from the date of issue, or there could be penalties or even prosecution against you.

Do I need to file tax returns to the HK Govt for my offshore business?

  • One of the key factors for this question is whether your company truly owns a complete offshore business. For those companies registered in offshore jurisdictions but having profits derived from HK, they are still liable to HK Profits Tax, which means these businesses still need to file the Profits Tax Return to the IRD of HK. 
  • On the contrary, if your business does not have any profits arising in or derived from HK, no matter where the company is registered (in HK or offshore jurisdictions), it is possible that your company can be claimed as an 'offshore business'. Certain criteria need to be met to qualify for such definition, e.g. the terms of purchase / sales are negotiated and concluded outside HK, etc.
  • To prove your profits are not liable to HK tax, it is advised to plan properly with a skillful specialist at the initial stage.

Someone told me I can skip my Profits Tax Return if no income. Is that true?

  • The answer is a big 'No'. In any case, you as a HK limited company owner are obligated to file the Profits Tax Return along with well-prepared audit reports and tax computation to the IRD, even if your company is not generating any profits. 
  • Yet, it is possible that after a few years of unprofitable performance, your company may stop receiving the Profits Tax Return. Under this situation, the company is not required to contact the IRD again unless it starts earning profits in the current fiscal year. Then, you are obligated to notify the IRD of its tax chargeability within 4 months after the end of the profit-making year. 
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