The Hong Kong tax system is one of the most straightforward and attractive anywhere. It is a territorial system that levies tax on income arising in or originating from Hong Kong, with a statutory rate set at 16.5 per cent for corporations and up to 17% for unincorporated business or individuals. Start-ups and smaller businesses benefit from a two-tier profits tax regime that taxes the first HK$2 million of assessable profits at 8.5% for corporations and 7.5% for unincorporated business.
There is no Hong Kong tax on dividend payments or capital gains. That applies also on dividends from foreign companies because they count as foreign-sourced income.
The tax year runs from 1st April to 31st March.
Pacific Jade’s highly-qualified expert Hong Kong tax team is happy to advise on the detail of the Hong Kong tax regime and to handle compliance work, covering issues ranging from arms-length transactions and country-by-country reporting, through to specialised sector incentives, salaries tax and statutory annual filings. We have deep experience managing the tax affairs for a range of local and international businesses, including publicly-listed companies, and can advise on individual tax matters.