Hong Kong Limited Liability Company

General Information

  • Type of Company - Hong Kong Limited Liability Company
  • Legislation - Common Law
  • Company name - Chinese names are allowed
  • Time-scale for incorporation - 7working days
  • Change in domicile is not permitted
  • Double tax treaties - 25
  • Shelf companies are available
  • Taxation on profits - none on income sourced outside Hong Kong, 16,5% on income derived from or arising in Hong Kong

Local Requirements

  • Registered office is required
  • Local company secretary is required
  • Local directors are not required
  • The location of meetings can be anywhere in the world
  • Public recording of directors and shareholders is required

Corporate Requirements

  • Minimum number of shareholders - One (1)
  • Minimum number of directors - One (1)
  • Usual authorised capital - HKD10,000
  • Standard currency of share capital - HK Dollars
  • Minimum paid up share capital - N/A

Annual Requirements

  • Prepare and file accounts is required
  • Annual audit is required
  • Filing of annual return is required
  • Publicly accessible accounts are not required
  • There is an annual government fee but in recent years the Government has given incentives to the fee reducing it significantly
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