Hong Kong

Last updated on July 28th, 2022

Country Overview

Currency  

HKD 

Payroll cycle 

Monthly, 13th salary paid on Lunar New Year 

Employer Contributions

Max 1500 HKD 

Minimum wage  

HKD 40 per hour 

Latest HR Statutory Updates

MAY 2024

  • General Holidays for 2025 Published

APRIL 2023

  • Increase in Statutory Minimum Wage in Hong Kong

MARCH 2023

  • No Statutory Updates

FEBRUARY 2023

  • No Statutory Updates

JANUARY 2023

  • No Statutory Updates

DECEMBER 2022

  • No Statutory Updates

NOVEMBER 2022

  • No Statutory Updates

OCTOBER 2022

  • No Statutory Updates

SEPTEMBER 2022

  • No Statutory Updates

AUGUST 2022

  • No Statutory Updates

JULY 2022

  • No Statutory Updates

JUNE 2022

  • No Statutory Updates

MAY 2022

  • No Statutory Updates

APRIL 2022

  • No Statutory Updates

MARCH 2022

  • No Statutory Updates

FEBRUARY 2022

  • No Statutory Updates

JANUARY 2022

  • No Statutory Updates

DECEMBER 2021

  • No Statutory Updates

NOVEMBER 2021

  • No Statutory Updates

OCTOBER 2021

  • No Statutory Updates

SEPTEMBER 2021

  • No Statutory Updates

AUGUST 2021

  • Changes in Statutory Maternity Leave

  • Changes in Statutory Paternity Leave

JULY 2021

  • The Employees’ Compensation (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 (the “Amendment Ordinance”) will take effect today (July 2).

  • Tax Obligations of Taxpayers and Employers.

  • The Employment (Amendment) Ordinance 2021 gazetted today.

JUNE 2021

  • Inland Revenue Department waives surcharges for payment of tax by instalments for businesses and individuals in need

MAY 2021

  • No Recent Statutory Updates

APRIL 2021

  • Employer’s Return of Remuneration and Pensions

  • Introduction of the Reimbursement of Maternity Leave Pay (“RMLP”) Scheme

  • IRD issues profits tax, property tax and employer’s returns for 2020-21

MARCH 2021

  • Suspension of Service for Filing of Tax Return – Individuals through eTAX

  • MPF Contribution Day for March

FEBRUARY 2021

  • No Statutory Updates

JANUARY 2021

  • Inland Revenue Department Notice Change of Postal Address of Employer

DECEMBER 2020

  • No Statutory Updates

NOVEMBER 2020

  • No Statutory Updates

OCTOBER 2020

  • Statutory Maternity Leave Increased to 14 Weeks

  • Labour Department appeals to employers on flexible arrangement for employees taking statutory holiday of Chung Yeung Festival to reduce risk of infection

  • Notify Inland Revenue Department promptly of change of Address

SEPTEMBER 2020

  • Statutory and General Holidays for 2021

AUGUST 2020

  • No Statutory Updates

JULY 2020

  • No Statutory Updates

JUNE 2020

  • Tax exemption for Anti-epidemic Fund

  • Tax Exemptions in respect of Relief Measures under the Anti-epidemic Fund

MAY 2020

  • Notice of Tax Obligation of Taxpayers and Employers

APRIL 2020

  • Extension of tax deadlines

  • Suspension of Service for Filing of Tax Return – Individuals through eTAX

  • Clarification on Retail Sector Subsidy Scheme

  • Employer’s Return of Remuneration and Pensions Form

  • Extension Of 2018/19 Tax Payment Deadlines

MARCH 2020

  • No Statutory Updates

FEBRUARY 2020

  • No Statutory Updates

JANUARY 2020

  • No Statutory Updates

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