is Hong Kong Annual Review? What is the difference between Annual Review and
What Generally, companies which operate in
Hong Kong require annual review. If not submitting within a certain period of
time, they will be fined. Not paying on time would cause inconvenience on
company further activities due to the loss of trust.
of Annual Review:
It consists of two parts. Annual Return and
Business Registration Certificate. Annual Return is a form that requires
companies to fill in at the end of every year. It requires to provide company
shareholders, directors, company address information and so on. Business
Registration Certificate is granted by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) once
you set up company in Hong Kong and it is required to renew every business year.
1. How often is annual review
required to renew and how much does it cost?
Annual Review requires company to complete it every year. There are
two fees to pay. One is to pay to receive the business registration certificate
of the new year. The other one is to declare the updated information of
shareholders and directors. The actual amount depends on the government
2. Is annual review equal to tax
They are not equal. Annual review is during the process of renewal
of certificate. Tax return is to declare company financial report of previous
financial year to the government in order to decide if the company has to keep
3. How long does annual review
take to complete the process?
The working days of renewing Business Registration Certificate are
2-3 days. Annual Review can only be submitted on the expired date. It takes 2-3
4. What kind of information are
required to submit?
NNC1 or NAR1
Shareholders or directors related identity proof
5. What kind of documents will be
received after annual review?
New Business Registration Certificate, New NAR1, Company address documents
6. What are the consequences of
not reporting annual review?
In terms of fine: 42days after the deadline of Annual Review, it is fined for
HKD$870 in three months; HKD$1,740 in 3-6 months; HKD$2,610 in 6-9 months;
HKD$3,480 in 9-12months
In terms of image: It affects when shareholders need to open bank account or
operate in other businesses. They have a higher chance of getting rejected.
In terms of regulatory: If not reporting annual review for a long time,
shareholders, directors and company would be on blacklist and they are not
allowed to register any companies or do financing in Hong Kong.
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