It is the obligation of employers in Hong Kong to generate or fill in IR56B forms for employee tax filing on the April of every year (1st April to 30th April).
On April each year, you will be filing for employees' taxes based on payroll records from 1st April of past year to 31st March of the current year. (Example: When you are filling on April 2020, you are filling based on payroll records from 1st April 2019 to 31st March 2020.)
To submit IR56B to Inland Revenue Department (IRD), you can refer to the guide below or follow these steps:
- Head over to Payroll > Payroll Settings > IR56B. Choose your Year of Assessment (YA) and click on "Generate IR56B".
- Update your Employer Info and double check all the IR56B forms to ensure that everything is in place.
- Double check all the IR56B forms to ensure that everything is in place.
- Once that is done, click on “Download E-Filing form” and submit the file directly to IRD via Online Mode.
- You can find out the details of Employer’s Return e-Filing Services here: https://www.ird.gov.hk/eng/pdf/er_efiling_userguide.pdf.
IRD team will take a few weeks to check through before they send you an update through email and/or mail.
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For more information about IR56B and other tax forms, please refer to: https://www.ird.gov.hk/eng/tax/ere.htm.
Have a great tax submission season!