Lowtax Network

Back To Top

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 Company
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 company
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

About the Author


Startupr puts you first. This is why our main focus is Startups with global ambitions. We give you the freedom to build your business while we take care of the tedious, administrative tasks, leaving you to concentrate on your dream for your company. As part of our brilliant service, our back end software will automatically send you reminders of important annual filings, and upload your important document to your online account. startupr.hk


« Go Back to Blogs

Blog Archive

Event Listings

Listings for the leading worldwide conferences and events in accounting, investment, banking and finance, transfer pricing, corporate taxation and more...
See Event Listings »