Hongkong Company Formation

Annual Returns(AR1)—HK company
Hong Kong company annual returns, Any limited liability companies in Hongkong should file annual returns to the department of the Company Registry and the Inland Revenue.

A private company having a share capital should file its annual return once every calendar year (except in the year of its inco-rpo-ration) within 42 days after the anniversary of its date of inco-rpo-ration. For other companies, the annual return should be filed within 42 days after the date of the annual general meeting (AGM) o-r within 42 days after the date of the written resolution passed in lieu of the AGM together with the o-riginal o-r certified copy of audited accounts.

The annual registration fee payable for an annual return for different types of local companies are as follows :

For a private company having a share capital, the annual registration fee payable for an annual return is HK$105 if it is delivered within 42 days after the most recent anniversary of the date of its incorporation. Substantially higher registration fees are payable if the annual return is not submitted within the prescribed 42 days time limit.

In the case of an annual return of other companies having a share capital, the annual registration fee payable is HK$105 if it is delivered within 42 days after the date of the annual general meeting (AGM) within 42 days after the date of the written resolution passed in lieu of the AGM. Substantially higher registration fees are payable if the annual return is not submitted within the prescribed 42 days time limit.

For a company not having a share capital (most of the companies limited by guarantee fall into this category), the annual registration fee payable is HK$105 and the annual return should be delivered within 42 days after the date of the AGM or within 42 days after the date of the written resolution passed in lieu of the AGM.

A company which fails to file Annual Returns within the prescribed time period is in breach of the Companies ordinance and is liable to prosecution. The Registrar of Companies may consider taking striking off action having regard to the circumstances of each case.

Documents needed to submit:
Old Clients:
1) Confirmation Letter
2) original Copy of Signed Filing Forms;

New Clients:
1) Confirmation Letter
2) original Copy of Signed Filing Forms
3) Certificate of Incorporation, Copy
4) Business Certificate, Copy
5) M & A, 1 Copy
6) Company Incorporation Papers( D1, D3, R1 Forms)
7) Identification of All Directors and Shareholders;

Documents Obtained:
1) Business Certificate, original
2) AR1 Forms, original;

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