On the other hand, if you carry on any trade, profession or business in Hong Kong, you are liable for profits tax.
If you only have business profit, you may seek tax relief by electing for personal assessment. For details, read information about personal assessment.
How much tax should you pay? If you are chargeable to salaries tax or have elected for personal assessment, the tax amount is calculated according to tax rates for salaries tax and personal assessment. You are entitled to basic personal allowance and you may also claim for the deduction of outgoings and expenses.
If you disagree with the assessment, you can lodge an objection against your assessment.
How do you complete a tax return? Just visit the Filing Tax Returns section of GovHK for information. If you are required to complete Profits Tax Return, you can visit the website for advice on completing profits tax return.
Save money to pay tax. You may consider joining the Electronic Tax Reserve Certificates Scheme to build up funds for your tax payment.
There are various tax payment methods. Find out the one that is most convenient to you and pay before the due dates.
There are late charges for tax in default.
Interactive Tax Enquiries is an easy and simple way to enquire about your tax information and details, such as tax return, assessment notices and payment status.
If there is change of address, remember to notify the Inland Revenue Department. Otherwise, you will not receive a tax return or assessment. If you fail to file the return or pay tax on time, you will be exposed to penal action being taken.