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News Archives (started from April 2015)

Title Date
Suspension of Filing of Tax Return - Individuals through eTAX 30.03.2016
Second instalment is falling due Tender payment promptly to avoid penalty Second instalment is falling due Tender payment promptly to avoid penalty 28.03.2016
Circular Letter to Tax Representatives – Block Extension Scheme for Lodgement of 2015/16 Tax Returns Circular Letter to Tax Representatives – Block Extension Scheme for Lodgement of 2015/16 Tax Returns 24.03.2016
Business Registration Advance Notice – Suspension of Instant Services   23.03.2016
LCQ12: Revenues from Special Stamp Duty, Buyer's Stamp Duty and Doubled Ad Valorem Stamp Duty   16.03.2016
Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2016 gazetted   04.03.2016
LCQ19: Tax concessions provided for environmental protection facilities   02.03.2016
Tax agreements between Hong Kong and six Nordic jurisdictions in force   02.03.2016
Collector of Stamp Revenue has decided to appeal against judgment on judicial review case concerning refund of ad valorem stamp duty   29.02.2016
Tax measures proposed in 2016-17 Budget 24.02.2016
2016-17 Budget - Tax Measures   24.02.2016
Ho Kwok Tai v Collector of Stamp Revenue (HCAL 49/2015)   18.02.2016
Community service order and fine for taxpayer falsely claiming expenses for self-education and approved charitable donations   05.02.2016
LCQ7: Processing requests for adjudication of stamp duty 03.02.2016
FAQ: Stamp duty on Mutual Recognition of Funds between the Mainland and Hong Kong 29.01.2016
Suspension of Filing of Tax Return - Individuals through eTAX   29.01.2016
Profits Tax Return – Fair Value Accounting 28.01.2016
Taxpayer convicted of falsely claiming deductions of expenses of self-education and approved charitable donations   22.01.2016
List of Qualifying Debt Instruments (as at 31 December 2015)   22.01.2016
LCQ2: Imposing stamp duty on transactions of specified derivatives   20.01.2016
Hong Kong and Russia enter into tax pact (with photos) 18.01.2016

Newly published Advance Ruling Cases  

(No. 55, 56 and 57)

18.01.2016
Notification of Change of Address Notification of Change of Address 14.01.2016
Inland Revenue (Amendment) Bill 2016 gazetted 08.01.2016
Change of Postal Address of Employer Change of Postal Address of Employer 07.01.2016
Stock Borrowing Relief – Filing of Return of Stock Borrowing Transactions Stock Borrowing Relief – Filing of Return of Stock Borrowing Transactions 04.01.2016
Profits Tax - Court-free Company Amalgamations   30.12.2015
Tax is falling due Tender payment promptly to avoid penalty Tax is falling due Tender payment promptly to avoid penalty 28.12.2015
HK, United Arab Emirates tax treaty in force 18.12.2015
LCQ13: Tax concessions for corporate treasury centres   09.12.2015
Taxpayer jailed for falsely claiming deduction of self-education expenses after review of sentence   04.12.2015
Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 4) Bill 2015 gazetted   04.12.2015
Hong Kong and Romania enter into tax pact (with photos) 18.11.2015
HK, South Africa tax treaty in force 03.11.2015

Application form for Certificate of Hong Kong Resident Status under the Comprehensive Arrangement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation between the Mainland and Hong Kong will be revised with effect from 1 November 2015  

With effect from 1 November 2015, the administrative measures regarding the issue of referral letter entitled《關於請香港特別行政區稅務主管當局出具居民証明的函》by the Mainland tax authorities will be terminated upon issue of the Public Notice [2015] No. 60 by the State Administration of Taxation.  In this connection, any person applying for a certificate of Hong Kong resident status under the Comprehensive Arrangement for the Avoidance of Double Taxation between the Mainland and Hong Kong, on or after 1 November 2015, has to complete either one of the following revised forms and is not required to submit a referral letter with the application:


  • IR1313A (10/2015) – for an applicant being a company, partnership, trust or body of person

  • IR1314A (10/2015) – for an applicant being an individual

The revised forms can be downloaded here.

30.10.2015
Annual Report 2014-15 22.10.2015
Misleading WhatsApp message about issuance of refund cheques by Inland Revenue Department 16.10.2015
Government committed to timely implementation of AEOI in Hong Kong 12.10.2015
List of Qualifying Debt Instruments (as at 30 September 2015) 12.10.2015
Notify Inland Revenue Department promptly of change of address Notify Inland Revenue Department promptly of change of address 08.10.2015
Orders on tax information exchange agreements with Nordic jurisdictions and protocol on avoidance of double taxation arrangement with the Mainland gazetted 02.10.2015
Business Registration Notice Business Registration Notice 21.09.2015
Fraudulent short messages purportedly issued by Inland Revenue Department 31.08.2015
Fraudulent email purportedly issued by Inland Revenue Department 26.08.2015
HK, Italy tax treaty in force 14.08.2015
Letters and Post Office Boxes of IRD Letters and Post Office Boxes of IRD 11.08.2015
Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No.2) Ordinance 2015 gazetted today 17.07.2015
List of Qualifying Debt Instruments (as at 30 June 2015) 15.07.2015
Government welcomes passage of Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2015 09.07.2015
Suspended jail sentence and fine for two taxpayers convicted of falsely claiming deductions of expenses of self-education 07.07.2015
HK, Japan notes exchanged in relation to tax treaty in force 06.07.2015
Tax Obligations of Taxpayers and Employers Tax Obligations of Taxpayers and Employers 02.07.2015
Stock Borrowing Relief – Filing of Return of Stock Borrowing Transactions Stock Borrowing Relief – Filing of Return of Stock Borrowing Transactions 02.07.2015

The Chinese version of the following Stamp Office Interpretation and Practice Notes has been issued:  

(1) The Stamp Office Interpretation and Practice Notes No. 1 (Revised) – Stamping of Agreements for Sale and Purchase of Immovable Property The Stamp Office Interpretation and Practice Notes No. 1 (Revised)
(2) The Stamp Office Interpretation and Practice Notes No. 5 (Revised) – Special Stamp Duty The Stamp Office Interpretation and Practice Notes No. 5 (Revised)
(3) The Stamp Office Interpretation and Practice Notes No. 7 – Buyer’s Stamp Duty The Stamp Office Interpretation and Practice Notes No. 7
(4) The Stamp Office Interpretation and Practice Notes No. 8 – Ad Valorem Stamp Duty (“SOIPN 8”) The Stamp Office Interpretation and Practice Notes No. 8
Besides, the English version of SOIPN 8 has also been amended as follows to rectify the typos –
(1) The second paragraph of Scenario 28 (page 33) - to amend “Mr B” to “Ms B” and “him” to “her”.
(2) Paragraphs 70 and 71 – to amend “residential property” to “immovable property”

19.06.2015

Performance Pledge Annual Report 2014/15

The Inland Revenue Department has achieved all the targets, and exceeded many, in its performance pledges in 2014/15. The Performance Pledge Annual Report 2014/15 has been uploaded to the Department’s website.

17.06.2015
Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 3) Bill 2015 gazetted 12.06.2015
Tax obligations of property owners Tax obligations of property owners 11.06.2015
Tax Obligations of Taxpayers and Employers Tax Obligations of Taxpayers and Employers 21.05.2015
Three orders on avoidance of double taxation agreements gazetted 15.05.2015
File Your Tax Return on time File Your Tax Return on time 14.05.2015
Over 2.4 million tax returns for individuals issued 04.05.2015
Press Conference 4 May 2015 - The Gist of CIR's Speech Press Conference 4 May 2015 - The Gist of CIR's Speech 04.05.2015
List of Qualifying Debt Instruments (as at 31 March 2015) 04.05.2015
The Government launched a consultation on automatic exchange of financial account information in tax matters (AEOI) 24.04.2015
Consultation on Automatic Exchange of Financial Account Information in Tax Matters in HK launched 24.04.2015
Inland Revenue (Amendment) (No. 2) Bill 2015 gazetted 17.04.2015
Employer’s Return of Remuneration and Pensions Employer's Return of Remuneration and Pensions 16.04.2015
Since 13 April 2015, “Application for exemption from payment of business registration fee and levy” can be made via online. Please visit GovHK for more details. 13.04.2015
Mainland and HKSAR sign Fourth Protocol to Arrangement for Avoidance of Double Taxation (with photos) 01.04.2015
IRD issues tax returns for 2014-15 01.04.2015
Tax Representatives' Corner 01.04.2015

 

 

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