Hong Kong Company: Annual Return
22 April, 2016
Every company incorporated in Hong Kong is required to file an annual return with the Companies Registry.
Time for filing
Public companies must file an annual return within 42 days from the return date being 6 months after the end of its accounting reference period.
Company limited by guarantee
Companies limited by guarantee must file the annual return within 42 days from the return date being 9 months after end of its accounting,
Private companies are required to file the annual return within 42 days from the first anniversary of incorporation date.
Late filing of an annual return will subject the company for progressive filing fee. Furthermore, prosecution by the Companies Registry is also possible.
Public companies and companies limited by guarantee must filed the annual return together with audited financial statements and the filing fee.
Annual Return Form
Form NAR1 should be used. The registration fee payable on delivery depends on the company type.
Public Company - HK$140
Company limited by guarantee - HK$105
Private company - HK$105
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