The most common type of company is private company limited by shares. Unlimited and companies limited by guarantee are also available. Processing of a Hong Kong company can be completed within 14 working days and companies with names from our shelf list are available for immediate use.
Director and Company Secretary
There must be at least one Director, individual or corporation who may be of any nationality. The Company Secretary must be an individual or company resident in Hong Kong.
A register of Directors and Secretaries, Shareholders and meeting minutes must be maintained at the registered office address at all times or at such other proper place provided that Notice is sent to the Companies Registry. However, it shall not be kept at a place outside Hong Kong. The names and addresses of the Director and Company Secretary must be lodged with the Registrar of Companies and this information is available to the public.
The minimum number of shareholder is one and for a private company the maximum number of shareholders is fifty. The shareholder may be individual or corporation who may be of any nationality.
Business Registration Fee
A limited company is required to pay a business registration fee of HK$ 450.00 for the year 2012/2013.
For the year 2012/2013, a Hong Kong limited company is taxed at the rate of 16.5 % per annum based on assessable profit earned.
A Hong Kong limited company shall keep such accounts and records in order to reflect the financial position of the company. By law, the accounts of a limited company must be audited by a Certified Public Accountant.
The company must have a registered office address in Hong Kong. The address has to be notified within 14 days of incorporation to the Registrar of Companies.
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