Didn't receive tax return form ?

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  1. #1

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    Didn't receive tax return form ?

    Hi

    I've been working in HK since 2010 May.

    I've been expecting to receive a tax return form, but so far nothing.

    Some of my colleagues who arrived at similar time has received one (a green form), and our HR mentioned they have sent out our income information earlier this year to the government.

    What should I do ? Is this normal that i don't receive any form, or probably i need to chase up and get one for myself somehow ? I'm guessing without my input of the deduction an accurate tax payment is impossible ?

    Regards

    Last edited by Grum; 02-08-2011 at 08:12 PM.

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    I think I found the answer. Let me know if you guys think the below answer is not really the thing (I got it from the IRD website). Basically for the first time salary tax payer, if we don't receive something within 4 months of the end of assessment period (i.e. 31/Mar + 4 months = 31/Jul), then we should notify them by a form in the name of IR6167

    First Time Taxpayer

    < QUOTE >

    First Time Taxpayer

    If you consider you are liable to Salaries, Profits or Property Tax for any year of assessment and have not yet received a Return Form within 4 months after the end of the basis period for the year of assessment concerned, please write or fax to us for a Tax Return. The following information should be included:-

    Your name, Hong Kong Identity Card number, postal address, day-time contact telephone number, and

    1. For salary earners - the full name and Business Registration number of your present employer if known. If you have a copy of the Employer's Return, enclose a copy for ease of reference. (You may use the Form IR6167 to make the notification.)

    < UNQUOTE >


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    This happened to me - I just emailed them.


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    My guess is that your employer didn't notify IRD of your current address (or maybe you haven't notified your employer). But as people have said, just email (or fax, write) them and ask for one. But do it quickly - as quoted by Grum you are supposed to do this by the end of July (4 months after the end of the tax year)


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    Thanks for the link Grum - I just called them up and figured out that I am exempt for now. I moved in late January and was able to qualify for the exemption for the remaining 2 months.


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    I doubt that you are "exempt". But you possibly didn't earn enough in the tax year to the end of March to be liable for any tax (you get HK$108,000 tax free).