HIGHLIGHTS

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

  • No Statutory Updates