Latest arrangements for public services of the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department
In view of the latest situation of COVID-19 and in response to the Government’s announcement that limited service arrangements for government departments will be implemented to reduce social contact, the Inland Revenue Department announced that provision of all of its services will be suspended from 23 March 2020, except for the following:
- Central Enquiry Counter (only for enquiries relating to tax clearance for taxpayers leaving Hong Kong);
- Business Registration Office; and
- Stamp Office
The department further announced that deadlines for tax payments, lodgements of objections and holdover applications as well as submission of tax returns and information that fall between 23 March 2020 and 3 April 2020 will be automatically extended to 6 April 2020.
The department will review the situation and make further announcements as necessary.