As an expat in Hong Kong it is quite likely that your company will appoint one of the big six accounting firms to help you with the filing and submission of your tax return. However if you are not afforded such privileges, then the burden of correctly filing your taxes in a timely manner rests on your shoulders. Luckily the Inland Revenue Department offers much advice on its website as well as through dedicated hotlines. It also produces a guide to taxation in Hong Kong which can be downloaded from its website: http://www.ird.gov.hk/eng/pdf/tax_guide_e.pdf which offers advice on how to complete your tax return, the deadlines, requirements and more.

The Inland Revenue department also offer a 24 hour interactive enquiry service that is manned by English speaking representatives. This can be accessed on the following numbers:

24-hour Interactive Enquiry Service Telephone Number
General Matters 187 8088
Application for Holding Over of Provisional Tax 187 8011
Tax Matters for Individuals 187 8022
Tax Payment Matters 187 8033
Property Tax Matters 187 8055
Enquiry officer’s service during office hours
Monday to Friday 8:15 am to 12:30 pm &
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

There are also a number of people in Hong Kong who are specially trained in understanding the tax laws and requirements and it can often be in your best interest to employ their services when compiling your tax return. Your company should be able to provide you with the names of reliable tax advisers. In addition, a number of English-speaking agencies are detailed below:

US Asia Tax & Business Services
Unit 6311, 63/F The Center
99 Queen’s Road Central
Tel: 2851 8049
http://www.usasiatax.com

BDO McCabe Lo Limited
25/F Wing On Centre
111 Connaught Road, Central
Tel: 2541 5041
http://www.bdo.com.hk

Jingdu Tianhua Hong Kong
Daniel Lin – managing partner
20th Floor, Sunning Plaza
10 Hysan Avenue Causeway Bay
Hong Kong Tel: 3987 1200

AJM Corporate Services
Rm 1318-20, Hollywood Plaza
610 Nathan Rd, Mongkok
Tel: 2351 4806
http://www.ajmcsl.com.hk

Ernst & Young
18/F, Two IFC
8 Finance St, Central
Tel: 2846 9888
http://www.ey.com/china

Moores Rowland Mazars
34/F Lee Gardens
33 Hysan Avenue, Causeway Bay
Tel: 2909 5555
http://www.mazars.com.hk

Baker Tilly
12/F China Merchants Tower
Shun Tak Centre
168-200 Connaught Rd. Central
Tel: 2525 0171
http://www.bakertillyhk.com

Bkr Lew & Barr
1201 Dina House, Ruttonjee Centre
11 Duddell St, Central
Tel: 2869 0780
http://www.bkrlewbarr.com

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