Am I required to submit a copy of my Hong Kong Identity Card after making the application for business registration through the Internet?
If you apply for registration of a sole proprietorship business or a branch, you are not required to submit a copy of your Hong Kong Identity Card as the business operator's identity has already been verified. However, if you apply for registration of a partnership business, the Business Registration Office will request you to provide a copy of Hong Kong Identity Card of other partners.
How can I know whether my application for business registration has been successfully submitted through the Internet?
After you have paid the business registration fee and/or levy through the Internet, an acknowledgement bearing a Transaction Reference Number will be shown on your computer screen immediately. You are advised to print the acknowledgement or save it for record purposes.
If I discover that some errors were made in the application after having submitted it through the eTAX, how can I rectify the errors?
You should give a duly signed written notice to the Commissioner of Inland Revenue with particulars including your name, capacity, name of the company/business, transaction reference number of the application, business registration number (if any), and details of the amendment. You should not use the paper business registration application form for this purpose.
Can I apply for business registration through the eTAX on or after 21 February 2011 although my application is out of time? For example, I commenced to carry on business on 5 October 2009.
Yes. The system will determine the business registration fee and/or levy payable for the registration certificate commencing on 5 October 2010, i.e. the latest anniversary date of commencement of your business. If the application is accepted, Business Registration Office will issue a Business Registration Certificate commencing on 5 October 2010, and follow up the business registration matters for the period from 5 October 2009 to 4 October 2010.