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Annual Return due dates

Updated: May 8, 2021

Companies in Hong Kong are required to file an Annual Return (Form NAR1) with the Company Registry every year.

An Annual Return contains information about the company (date of incorporation, share capital, registered address, shareholders, directors, etc.) and is disclosed to anyone on the Company Registry website.

An Annual Return must be filed with the Company Registry every year. And most companies outsource a company secretary work to an accounting firm or law firm. In which case, the company secretary prepares the Annual Return and contacts you as the date of incorporation approaches. Once you have reviewed and signed the form, the Company Secretary submit it to the Company Registry. 

Annual Return must be filed within 42 days after the incorporation date.

The deadline for filing with the Company Registry is 42 days after the date of incorporation. If you miss the deadline, a penalty will be imposed.

The amount of the penalty will be as follows

From the date of incorporation; and

More than 42 days but within 3 months of submission > HK$870 After 3 months but within 6 months > HK$1,740 After 6 months but within 9 months > HK$2,610 After 9 months > HK$3,480

You can find the amount of the penalty on the page linked below, under "7. Consequences of Non-Delivery or Late Delivery".



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