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Hong Kong Company Annual Examination

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Hong Kong company annual examination general includes renewal of the Business Registration Certificate and the delivery of an Annual Return. Under the laws of Hong Kong, a Hong Kong company is required to conduct its annual Examination on the anniversary date of incorporation of the company so as to operate legally.

In Hong Kong, the Business Registration Certificate is only valid for one year and has to be renewed regularly after the anniversary date of incorporation of the company. In addition, the Companies Registry requires a company to deliver an Annual Return after the anniversary date of incorporation of such company, giving an update on the state of affairs of the company during last year, including such information as the number of shareholders of the company, the names of the shareholders and their shareholdings and its operating.

Procedures of an Annual Examination
1. Signing on the annual return file;
2. Conducting the annual Examination;
3. Renewal of the business registration certificate and delivery of the annual return.

Coverage of Annual Examination
1. Delivery of annual return;
2. Renewal of the business registration certificate;
3. Reappointment of authorized secretary;
4. Renewal of the address of registration.

Dates for Annual Examination
Within 42 days upon the anniversary of incorporation.

Penalties for Late Annual Examination
The fines charged for late delivery of an annual return are shown below:

Tips: The shareholders and directors of the company are liable to prosecution and, if convicted, pay the default fines. For each default, the maximum amount of the fine is HK$50,000.           

As a Hong Kong-based company, Tannet fully understands the business environment of Hong Kong and provides annual Examination services with professionalism. 

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