What to do when receiving a letter from Inland Revenue Department?

Many people started worrying when they received a letter from Inland Revenue Department. Before freaking out, you should first check the file number on the upper left corner of the letter. They mostly starts from 4A, 4B, 4C.  With this file number it shows IRD opened the tax audit and investigation file regarding to your company. …

Latest arrangements for public services of Inland Revenue Department

In view of the latest situation of COVID-19 and in response to the Government’s announcement that limited service arrangements for government departments will be implemented to reduce social contact, the Inland Revenue Department announced from tomorrow (March 23, 2020) it will suspend the provision of all of its services, except for the following: Offices Opening …

Inland Revenue Department – Tax Audit & Investigation

In combating tax evasion and avoidance, the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of Hong Kong adopts the “Assess First, Review Later” approach as its assessment mechanism on tax returns and other supplementary information submitted by taxpayers while at the same time fully utilises advanced technology in selecting cases not subject to review and conducts automated assessment. …

Tax Deduction for Charitable Donations in Hong Kong

Donations qualified for tax-exempt charities or charitable purposes can be deducted. You can have options to claim from your net assessable income under salaries tax, assessable profits under profits tax and total income under personal assessment. Here you can get some brief idea about these deductions. Eligibility for Deduction You may claim a deduction for …

Government Funding Schemes Relates to Fintech Companies

Hong Kong is now facing one of the toughest challenges from the growing coronavirus outbreak. To support the community, FINTECH ASSOCIATION OF HONG KONG (FTAHK) consolidate some of the government funding schemes that are relatable to the members for easier access. Apart from this, different organisations also offer services for business to stay competitive in the …

Trade Fair Schedules at Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Due to the current situation of the novel coronavirus outbreak thought-out the world. The Hong Kong Trade and Development  Council (HKTDC) is working closely with the industry representatives on health and safety measures for upcoming conference, meetings, trade fairs in Hong Kong. After meeting with industry representatives, consolidated ideas and suggestions, they came together with decisions …

Company Registry – Financials and Business Review

Financial Performance The Company Registry’s sources of revenue comprise mainly the incorporation of new companies, the registration of annual returns and searches for company information, constituting more than 85% of the total revenue. Over the years, it operates on a self-financing basis and provides funds for its sustainable development. Business Review The Company Registry’s services …

Company Registry Facilitating Business in Hong Kong

The needs of companies and the community are changing in Hong Kong rapidly. Moreover, the Companies Registry (CR) continued to update the policies, regulations and processes.  It not only invested in the information technology systems to increase the efficiency of starting a business. But also on-going invest in innovative ideas, digitalisation and new technology.  Implementation …

Relief Measures to Businesses in Hong Kong 2020

The Hong Kong government implement relief measures to businesses on electricity and water and sewage fees. Firstly, subsidising 75% of electricity charges for four extra months, subject to a monthly cap of HK$5,000, for non-residential accounts.  Secondly, waiving 75% of water and sewage charges of non-domestic households for four extra months, subject to a monthly …

Hong Kong Funding Scheme for Business Development

Getting cash flow is the very first step for any new business. There are many sources to consider when a business owner is looking for financing such as personal savings, capitalising and loans. One more option to consider is the funding schemes provided by the Government. Hence we would like to introduce a few that specifically …