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FastLane CPA Limited, an affiliate of FastLane Group, is a licensed CPA HK audit firm with extensive experience in providing statutory audit reports and tax filing and audit services in Hong Kong (Reg. No: S0615)

We have a team of well-experienced and qualified auditors to ensure that your company complies with the Hong Kong regulatory requirements.

We aim for accuracy, speed, and professionalism in performing our duties as your preferred assurance and audit firm in Hong Kong

Our audit services and tax filing services include: 

Statutory Audit Report

An audit can be intimidating for companies of all sizes. We can help to assure compliance with applicable reporting standards and identification of internal control issues.

Profits Tax Computation

Having an accurate tax computation is critical to the company. Partnering with a professional can help you keep your tax computation compliant and hassle-free.

Xero Based Audit

You don’t need to move paper around with our Xero audit engagement. You will experience a seamless and time-efficient audit engagement using Xero accounting software

Offshore Tax Claims

When your income is generated outside Hong Kong, you may be exempted from Hong Kong profit tax. FastLane Professional is delighted to assist you to claim your offshore tax exemptions.


Hong Kong Tax Filing (Profits Tax, Employer’s Return, Salaries Tax)

Tax filing is a complicated and time-consuming process for both individuals and businesses.
It involves a lot of paper works and reporting requirements that must be complied with.
Delegate the process to professionals and free yourself for more critical business activities.


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Profits Tax / Corporate Tax

  • Two-tiered profits tax regime
  • Corporations will be taxed at a rate of 8.25% on their first HK$2 million of assessable profits
  • Assessable profits will be taxed at 16.5% 
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Income Tax / Salaries Tax

  • Progressive tax rate system from 2 to 17% on net chargeable income
  • Maximum effective income tax rate is 15%
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Property Tax 

  • Flat rate at 15% on the net assessable value of lands or buildings
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1. What is an audit and why is it necessary?

Statutory audit reports are examinations of a company’s financial reports, conducted by an independent party to comply with the disclosure requirements set out in the Hong Kong Company Ordinance and tax obligations outlined in the Inland Revenue Ordinance.

Under this Ordinance, all Hong Kong incorporated companies are statutorily required to audit their financial reports every year. Financial reports will include a balance sheet, an income statement, a statement of changes in equity, and a cash flow statement.


2. What are the Hong Kong standards on auditing?

All Hong Kong incorporated companies are statutorily required by the Companies Ordinance to audit their financial statements every year.

These financial statements are essentially accounting documents prepared by a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) on behalf of a business, to provide financial accountability to the company’s stakeholders. For private companies, financial statements are not required to be filed on public records.

For corporate entities, financial statements are required and must be prepared, to comply with the disclosure requirements set out in the Hong Kong Companies Ordinance, Hong Kong’s Financial Reporting Standards, and the Rules of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited for listed companies.

In Hong Kong, only a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is qualified to conduct an audit.


3. What is the process of preparing a statutory audit?

Hong Kong audit process passes along different stakeholders as follows:

1. Company

2. Auditor

  • Reviews and understands the activities and the nature of the company
  • Identifies and evaluates significant transactions in the financial statement
  • Tests the financial statements and spots uncertainties and errors
  • Reviews the financial statements and its supporting documents
  • Makes an opinion report to reflect the accuracy and fair representation of the financial statements
  • Makes a report from the audit and opinion on the financial statements

3. Director of the company

  • Signs the audit report and the supporting documents

4. Auditor

  • Receives the signed audit report and creates the tax computation form and sends it back to the IRD along with the Profits Tax Return

The content and depth of the audit documents depend on the identified risks of material misstatement, the judgment required in performing the audit, and the significance of the audit evidence obtained by the auditor.

For more tips on preparing a stationary audit, check it out here!


4. What does one need to prepare for the audit?

For the CPA to perform a proper audit, correct management accounts are needed. To prepare for your audit, it is best practice to have a list of required documents prepared.

  • Audited financial statements of subsidiary companies
  • Copy of the original Profit Tax Return received from the IRD
  • All applicable financial statements for the assessed period
  • All sales/service agreements, employment contracts, tenancy agreements for the assessed period
  • All purchase invoices for the assessed period
  • Receipt for all expenses for the assessed period
  • Bank statements (The auditor might ask you to sign a confirmation form which will be sent to the bank to obtain the bank balance)
  • All sales invoices with the corresponding receipt for the assessed period
  • Copy of any special licenses, such as an SFC License or Property Agent License (if any)
  • Copy of the company’s registration documents:

Learn more about what you need to prepare for an audit and get the audit preparation checklist here!


5. Can I handle the statutory audit myself?

The purpose of conducting a statutory audit report in Hong Kong is to obtain a true and accurate representation of the financial statements of a company, without any internal bias. In Hong Kong, the financial statements, profits, and taxes payable to the government are usually verified and audited by a third party.

As the financial statements and tax returns of a company must be compiled without bias, companies cannot conduct the audit themselves. Audits must be completed by a neutral third party.

However, accounting can be done internally. Typically, a company can use their internal staff or professional accounting firm to conduct bookkeeping activities. If an audit is conducted, auditors will rely on the internal records kept by a company’s accounting staff.


6. When do I need to submit my first Profits Tax Return?

The IRD will generally issue the first Profits Tax Return for newly incorporated businesses 18 months after the date of their commencement. However, the IRD may issue a Provisional Profits Tax Return at an earlier date where circumstances warrant.

Upon receipt of a Profits Tax Return, the taxpayer should submit the return along with any required supplementary forms within 1 month from the date of issue. The compliance date of submission for each Profits Tax Return will be specified on page 1 of the Profits Tax Return.


7. Can I extend the filing deadline for the profit tax return?

It is possible to obtain an extension to your profits tax returns. To promote electronic filing, small corporations and small partnership businesses can apply for a further extension of 2 weeks after the normal submission date, on the condition that they submit their Profits Tax Returns through the internet. Businesses may also apply for an extension under the Block Extension Scheme. It is recommended to consult the IRD’s official website with the particular extended due dates of Profits Tax Returns.


8. What are the consequences if I do not file the profit tax return on time?

To the extent that a taxpayer fails to submit their tax return on time, they may be required to pay a penalty or may even face prosecution. A further consequence is that the taxpayer in question may be liable to pay an increased tax. The maximum penalty for non-compliance is HK$10,000 plus treble the amount of tax undercharged.  

In situations where taxes have been underpaid, the IRD may impose an additional 5% of the taxable amount as a penalty.


9. How can a professional audit firm help?

Professional assurance and auditing firms in Hong Kong like FastLane CPA HK can greatly improve the audit and taxation process of a company. With our team of qualified professionals, we can assist clients in meeting their statutory audit report by reviewing and ensuring the validity and legality of their financial records, and by advising on how to be more tax-efficient and compliant.

With the daily stress associated with running a business, thinking about accounting and auditing is often the last thing you want to do. If you’ve been thinking of outsourcing services for your accounting and bookkeeping, our staff is happy to assist.

Outsourcing your accounting and bookkeeping tasks will allow you to get back to the part of your company that you love. Rather than devoting your efforts to paperwork and administrative tasks, you’ll free up substantial time to focus on the core aspects of what your business does!

Our audit firm, FastLane CPA HK is well-versed in all facets of compliance, audit and assurance, accounting, and more. We will help you manage your compliance obligations to keep your risk levels down. With FastLane CPA HK, you can expect a personalized approach and top-level support for all your business accounting, audit and taxation needs.

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