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Cancellation of Business Registration


Cancellation of Business Registration

  • If you cease your business or any branch business you must notify the Business Registration Office in writing within 1 month of the date of cessation. Your business registration number/branch registration number, name, address and date of cessation should be stated clearly in the letter. You should also advise your correspondence address after cessation and contact telephone number. Alternatively, you may furnish the details on the form IRC 3113. Please remember that the business registration fee and levy must be paid up to and including the year in which the business has ceased.
  • Every company incorporated in Hong Kong under the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622), whether or not in operation, shall be deemed to be a person carrying on business and is required to take out a business registration certificate annually until the company is dissolved or deregistered under the Companies Ordinance.
  • In the case of a limited company in liquidation, you should also forward a copy of the special resolution for liquidation. Upon submission of the documents required, the Commissioner will consider suppressing the issue of further demand notes for business registration fees and levy in respect of the years subsequent to that in which the winding-up commenced. In any event, the fee and levy must be paid up to and including the year in which the winding-up commenced.  For companies applying to the Registrar of Companies for deregistration, please refer to Q21 of "FAQ - Request for a Notice of No Objection (NNO) to a Company / Limited Partnership Fund Being Deregistered".
  • Every limited partnership fund registered under the Limited Partnership Fund Ordinance (Cap.637), whether or not in operation, shall be deemed to be a person carrying on business and is required to take out a business registration certificate annually until the fund is dissolved or deregistered under the Limited Partnership Fund Ordinance (except those continue to carry on business in Hong Kong). For limited partnership funds applying to the Registrar of Companies for deregistration, please refer to Q21 of "FAQ - Request for a Notice of No Objection (NNO) to a Company / Limited Partnership Fund Being Deregistered". Upon dissolution / deregistration of the limited partnership fund, the general partner / authorized representative / investment manager must notify the Business Registration Office in writing within 1 month of the date of the dissolution / deregistration. The business registration number, name, address and date of dissolution / deregistration should be stated clearly in the letter. If the fund continues in existence in the form of a partnership after the deregistration and carries on business in Hong Kong, the partnership is required to take out a business registration certificate annually up to and including the year of cessation. You should also advise the correspondence address of the fund after dissolution / deregistration or the business address of the partnership (if business continues) and your contact telephone number. Alternatively, you may furnish the details on the form IRBR64A.
  • You can either submit the notification of cessation in person or by post. In order to ensure the authenticity of the notification received, submission by facsimile transmission is not acceptable.
  • Please refer to Purpose of Business Register and Privacy of Personal Data.

 

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Failure to submit notification on time

  • Any person who fails to submit notifications shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to a fine of $5,000 and to imprisonment for 1 year.