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Profits Tax Return - Fair Value Accounting

Subsequent to the judgment of the Court of Final Appeal in Nice Cheer Investment Limited v CIR, the Department has agreed, as an interim administrative measure while pending review, to accept 2013/14 profits tax returns in which the assessable profits are computed on a fair value basis.

The Department is prepared to extend the interim administrative measure to the filing of 2014/15 profits tax returns while pending completion of review.  That is, the Department agrees to accept the 2014/15 returns in which the assessable profits are computed on a fair value basis.

Similarly, the Department agrees to re-compute the 2014/15 assessable profits computed on a fair value basis if the taxpayer subsequently adopts the realisation basis.  However, any request for re-computation should be made within the time limits laid down in sections 60 or 70A of the Inland Revenue Ordinance.