Hong Kong Offshore Company

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Hong Kong Offshore Company


Hong Kong Offshore Company

(Year 2 Price onwards £1,549.00)

Hong Kong is one of the most famous tax havens in the world. Hong Kong has the following tax rates:

  • 16.5% for companies
  • 15% for unincorporated businesses
  • 2%-17% for salaries

Why choose a Hong Kong Offshore Company Formation?

Main features of Hong Kong company registration

  • A minimum of one director and one shareholder must be appointed. They may be either of any nationality or residence
  • A company secretary must be appointed. An individual secretary must be ordinarily resident in Hong Kong
  • The Hong Kongs of company officers appear on public record. Anonymity can be preserved by the use of nominee directors and shareholders
  • Preparation of accounts is required. Accounts are not publicly accessible
  • A private company is required to file an annual return each year within forty-two days of the company’s anniver­sary date of incorporation
  • A Hong Kong company is only taxed on its profits arising in or derived from a trade or business carried on in Hong Kong. There is no tax on dividends paid by a company otherwise chargeable to profits tax
  • The actual incorporation takes five to seven days
  • Stable jurisdiction with very good reputation of important financial centre

Hong Kong offshore company formation, nominees, bank accounts and mail forwarding

As specialists in Hong Kong offshore company formations, whether you’re looking for a simple offshore company registration or a complex structure (including offshore Trusts), A1 Global Formations can help. We also provide a comprehensive range of admin services for Hong Kong companies, including the provision of nominee director, nominee shareholder, bank account services and mail forwarding.

Our expert Hong Kong company formation and company registration team has established affiliations with local Hong Kong company agents and extensive knowledge of the legal requirements for company formation in Hong Kong. We also guarantee that all company filing documents and fees are up-to-date and will notify you of any compliance changes in Hong Kong.

If you require us to take over the management of your existing Hong Kong offshore company, we can usually do so at no extra cost.

To speak to an expert Hong Kong company formation/registration advisor, please call free


+44 0208 371 2440

What’s Included in The Formation Price:

  • Certificate of Incorporation
  • Certified bound copy of the Memorandum and Articles of Association
  • Registered office and agent fee for the first year
  • Government fees for the first year
  • Company Secretarial Maintenance for first year
  • Issued Share Certificate
  • Register of Directors
  • Appointment of First Director
  • Consent letters etc
  • Company Share Register
  • Company Seal

Hong Kong Offshore Company


Additional Information for Jersey

Background to Hong Kong Company Registration

Hong Kong offshore company formation/registration

Offshore company banking in Hong Kong

A1 Global Formations gives your Hong Kong offshore company access to a world-class bank account by working closely with HSBC.

Hong Kong offshore company formation/registration

A1 Global Formations is able to incorporate a Hong Kong offshore company. The process usually takes five to seven days.

Shares in a Hong Kong offshore company formation

With a Hong Kong offshore company registration, the standard authorised share capital is HK$ 1,000. Shares must be expressed in a fixed amount but may be expressed in other currencies. Multiple currency share capital is also permitted.

The minimum issued capital is one share of par value and there is no limitation on the amount of authorised or issued share capital. Ordinary shares, redeemable shares, preference shares and shares with/without voting rights are all permitted, although Hong Kong does not permit no par value shares.

On incorporation and subsequent increase of any amount of the authorised capital, capital duty at a rate of 0.1 per cent of the authorised capital is payable to the government.

Hong Kong Offshore Company Formation

Tax benefits of a Hong Kong offshore company formation

Globally renowned for its tax benefits, Hong Kong has a 16.5 per cent tax rate for companies, a 15 per cent tax rate for unincorporated businesses and a 2 to 17 per cent tax rate for salaries.

Tax liability of a Hong Kong offshore company

In Hong Kong, the government only taxes salaries, business profits and income from property rental. There is no capital gains, dividends, inheritance or interest earned tax.

One of the best benefits of a Hong Kong offshore company registration is if the company conducts business in Hong Kong but achieves its profits in another country, there is no requirement to pay Hong Kong tax on those profits. This is because Hong Kong taxes on a territorial basis – and is one of the few jurisdictions in the world that does this. Profits earned from a trade, business or profession conducted in Hong Kong are taxed at 16.5 per cent.

To determine the source of profits, the main factor used is the location of where the contracts for sale or purchase are “effected”, which covers where the terms of contracts are legally negotiated, executed and concluded.

Withholding tax is applicable to certain sums, such as royalties paid/payable to non-residents for use of or right to use intellectual property. Payers who claim deduction for the use of the intellectual property against assessable income are required to withhold a prescribed percentage from the payment while that recipient is not subject to Hong Kong profits tax. The prescribed percentage is 4.95 per cent on the gross payment if the payer and the recipient are not related, but 16.5 per cent if the payer and recipient are related. The recipients of the royalties who are tax residents of Thailand, Belgium or Luxembourg enjoy the respective treaty rates.

Double taxation agreements with a Hong Kong offshore company formation

Businesses operating in Hong Kong generally do not have problems with double taxation of income. Hong Kong has comprehensive double tax agreements with Thailand and Belgium to relieve income taxation, including taxation on interest, dividends and royalties. It also offers double taxation relief of shipping and airline income with a number of jurisdictions and for income that is also taxable in Hong Kong, the Inland Revenue Department allows a deduction for foreign tax paid on a turnover basis. Double tax agreements with Netherlands, Hungary, Brunei, Kuwait and Indonesia will become effective from 1st April 2011 to relieve the applicable double taxation on various incomes.


Type of entity Private LTD
Type of law Common
Shelf company availability Yes
Our time to establish a new company 7 days
Minimum government fees (excluding taxation) US $320 / US $65
Corporate Taxation Nil or foreign profits
Double taxation treaty access China – Corporate and Personal Income Tax. Belgium, Thailand, Luxembourg – dividends, interest and royalties. Some other Countries – for shipping and aviation.


Standard currency HK$
Permitted currencies Any
Minimum paid up HK$1
Usual authorised HK$1,000


Minimum number 1
Local required No
Publicly accessible records Yes
Location of meetings Anywhere


Minimum number 1
Publicly accessible records Yes
Location of meetings Anywhere


Required Yes
Local or qualified Local


Requirement to prepare Yes
Audit requirements Yes
Requirement to file accounts Yes
Publicly accessible accounts No


Requirement to file annual return Yes
Change in domicile permitted No

Hong Kong Offshore Company


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Administrative Additional Services*

*Please note that some ofthese services may be a requirement for particular jurisdictions. Contact us to learn more.

Professional Director

A Professional Director is a third party, who is appointed to act as a Director of a company.

Professional Shareholder

Professional Shareholders are usually required by clients seeking legitimate confidentiality of ownership..

Telephone Answering

Clients wishing to give the impression that their company is based in the UK or has a UK office.

Mail Forwarding

Enhance your business image whilst at the same time fully protecting your true identity and location

Offshore Banking

Offshore account for your company with our International Banking Partners.

Accounting Services

Provision of accounting services for your offshore company.

Trusts & Foundations

Ensure your assets are passed to beneficiaries of your choice.

Wealth Management

Offshore investment advice. Ensure your offshore funds are invested.

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