When an employee joins your company, you will need to prepare IR56E forms to print for mailing to Inland Revenue Department (IRD). You can refer to the guide below or follow these steps:

  1. Head over to Payroll > Payroll Settings > IR56E.  

  2. Double check all the IR56E forms to ensure that everything is in place.

  3. Once that is done, click on "Print selected employees", sign and mail the forms to IRD.

IRD team will take a few weeks to check through before they send you an update through email and/or mail.


(Please click on the above and maximise to view the guide.)

Alternatively, you can view a short video clip on how to prepare IR56E forms:

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When must Form IR56E be submitted?

Form IR56E needs to be completed and submitted to IRD within the first 3 months of a new employee’s hiring.

Form IR56E is a required form for the commencement year.


For more information about IR56E and other tax forms, please refer to: https://www.ird.gov.hk/eng/tax/ere.htm.

After generating and submission of IR56E forms, you can now choose to publish individual tax forms to employees via email.

Have a great tax submission season! 😎

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