The Inland Revenue Department announced today (March 30) that it will issue property tax returns and employer’s returns for the year of assessment 2019-20 on April 1. Profits tax returns and tax returns for individuals for the same year of assessment will be issued on May 4 and June 1 respectively. Taxpayers and employers are generally required to file their returns within one month from the date of issue of the relevant return. For tax representatives, the deadlines in respect of cases represented by them are set out in the Block Extension Letter posted on the department’s website.
Members of the public can visit the department’s website (www.ird.gov.hk) for common questions and answers on how to complete tax returns. The department encourages taxpayers to file their tax returns through eTAX, details of which can be found in the webpage (www.gov.hk/en/residents/taxes/etax/services/index.htm). Guidance on electronic filing of employer’s returns is also available on the department’s website (www.ird.gov.hk/eng/tax/err.htm).
The department reminds taxpayers and employers to pay sufficient postage for returns to be posted to the department to ensure timely delivery. Postage rates can be found on Hongkong Post’s website at www.hongkongpost.hk. Underpaid mail items will not be accepted by the department.