An annual return is a document that must be filed with the Companies Registry in Hong Kong by all locally incorporated private companies and registered non-Hong Kong companies. It is a requirement under the Companies Ordinance (Cap. 622).
The annual return must be filed within 42 days after the anniversary of the date of incorporation or registration of the company. For example, if a company was incorporated on 1st January 2023, the annual return for the year 2023 must be filed by 28th February 2024.
The annual return contains information about the company, such as its name, registered office address, directors, shareholders, and secretary. It also contains information about the company's financial performance for the year.
The annual return can be filed online or by post. The filing fee is HK$105 for a local private company and HK$180 for a registered non-Hong Kong company.
If a company fails to file its annual return within the prescribed time period, it is a criminal offence. The company may be fined up to HK$50,000.
Here are the steps on how to file an annual return in Hong Kong:
Go to the Companies Registry website and create an account.
Click on "Annual Return" and select the type of company you are filing for.
Enter the required information and upload the required documents.
Pay the filing fee.
Submit the annual return.
You can also file your annual return by post. The address is:
14/F, Queensway Government Offices
How Bestar can Help
Bestar is a company formation and corporate secretarial services provider in Hong Kong. We can help you with filing your annual return by:
Providing you with the necessary forms and instructions.
Assisting you in completing the forms.
Filing the annual return on your behalf.
Ensuring that the annual return is filed on time and correctly.
We also offer a range of other corporate secretarial services, such as:
Managing your company's registered office.
Preparing and filing your company's financial statements.
Administering your company's shareholders' meetings.
Providing legal advice on corporate matters.
If you are a company in Hong Kong, Bestar can help you with all your corporate secretarial needs, including filing your annual return.
Here are the specific services that Bestar offers for annual return filing:
Annual return filing assistance: Bestar can help you with the entire process of filing your annual return, from providing you with the necessary forms and instructions to filing the return on your behalf.
Annual return filing reminder service: Bestar can send you reminders before the due date for filing your annual return.
Annual return filing guarantee: Bestar guarantees that your annual return will be filed on time and correctly.
The cost of Bestar's annual return filing services will vary depending on the specific services you require. However, We offer a competitive price and a range of payment options.
If you are looking for help with filing your annual return in Hong Kong, Bestar is a good option to consider. We have a team of experienced professionals who can help you with the entire process, from start to finish.
Contact us today!