Generally, Hong Kong tax resident can enjoy preferential tax treatment for income earned from countries / jurisdictions which signed tax treaties with Hong Kong. On the other hand, in many countries / jurisdictions, tax requirements for non-residents are generally more relaxed, comparing to resident taxpayers.
Obtaining Hong Kong Certificate of Resident Status
In order to prove its / his / her Hong Kong tax residency status, a Hong Kong corporate / individual tax resident can request the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department to issue a Certificate of Resident Status to officially certify the status. In practice, the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department would examine each application closely, and only issue the Certificate of Resident Status if the tax resident can satisfy certain conditions. CityLinkers has a lot of successful cases in helping our client to obtain the certificate. In addition to the support in preparing and filing the application, we can also provide advice to our client to increase the chance of success in obtaining the certificate.