IRD Electronic Filing: Tax Return – Individuals 2019/20

File Tax Return – Individuals through eTAX to enjoy personalized on-line tax services.  Electronic filing is secure, easy and environment-friendly.  Please visit www.gov.hk/etax for details.

Supporting Organisation: The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) Annual Banking Conference 2020

The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers (HKIB) Annual Banking Conference 2020

28 September 2020 (Mon)
9am – 5:15pm
N101, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Members of Supporting Organisations can register at a special rate to attend the event.
>> HKD4,650 Full Day (Original: HKD5,800; Early Bird*: HKD4,050)
>> HKD3,200 Half Day (Original: HKD4,000; Early Bird*: HKD2,900)
(*Early bird discount rate is applicable for registration with full payment received by 31 July 2020 (Friday))
(852) 2153 7800 / bankingconference@hkib.org
Morning session: 3.5 hours and Afternoon session: 3 hours
Innovation and Transformation:
A Brave New World of Banking

The HKIB Annual Banking Conference sees a confluence of thought-provoking ideas, innovation, and ways of how the banking world is entering a new phase of developments while overcoming growth bottlenecks.

With the theme “Innovation and Transformation: A Brave New World of Banking,” watch as industry leaders explore the new frontiers of smart banking and delve into the issues that are reshaping the banking industry.  This year’s event will highlight how a clear focus on digital transformation, innovation and the addition of virtual banks into Hong Kong’s banking system have revolutionised the industry by opening the doors to better user experience, product innovation, cost and operational efficiency and delivery channels.

The HKIB Annual Banking Conference is your chance to engage with Hong Kong’s most massive audience in financial services, spark new ideas and create partnerships.

As the banking industry is going through a commercially driven transformation, the conference will also focus on the new opportunities that lie ahead of us.  The conference allows you to gain leverage from the insights shared by the industry leaders so that you can use it in different ways to increase your core strengths and win over new businesses that are beyond the traditional boundaries. Learn how banks are focusing on offering new business propositions, digital products and services as well as striking new partnerships.

Riddled with challenges and a plethora of new opportunities, let’s get together and change the bottlenecks to breakthroughs!

The Plenary Session: The event kicks off with a plenary session that will address strategic issues from a range of experienced executives’ views.

The Three Breakout Streams: This is where industry leaders will focus on hot areas to deliver practical insights on implementing changes for the future today.

The Exhibition Zone: This is where delegates can check out the latest tools and gain specific insights into how emerging technologies might shape the future of banking.

Have you got an interest in knowing about the changes and innovation happening in the banking industry?

Join 650+ of the banking industry’s most influential and elite professionals at Hong Kong’s premier annual banking event that is revered by banking professionals for more than a decade!

Annual Return for 2020 Membership Renewal

Having considered the continuous disturbance of business due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Institute has decided to further extend the deadline for 2020 Membership Renewal to 31 May 2020 (Sunday).  It is hoped that such extension can allow members more time to attend to the membership renewal exercise.  Members should refer to the attached tutorial and renew your TIHK membership and CTA certificate (if applicable) before the further extended deadline.

Failure to renew your membership on time will result in cessation of your TIHK membership and removal of your name from the CTA Register (if applicable).

If you have difficulties renewing your membership online or accessing our website, please contact the Secretariat at tihkadm@tihk.org.hk or 2810 0438.

[Important] TIHK Secretariat resumes normal office hours from 30 March

The TIHK Secretariat will resume normal office hours (from 9:30 to 18:30) from 30 March 2020 onwards.

Supporting Organisation: The Belt and Road Summit 2020

The Belt and Road Summit 2020

Date: 30 November 2020 (Monday)
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser: The Government of HKSAR Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Language: English (supported by simultaneous interpretation in Putonghua)
Website: http://www.beltandroadsummit.hk/en/index.html


The Belt and Road Summit is a premier international platform for promoting business collaboration along the Belt and Road. The Summit gathers senior government officials and business leaders from countries and regions along and beyond the Belt and Road to exchange insights on multilateral co-operation and explore concrete business opportunities.

For more details, please visit: http://www.beltandroadsummit.hk/en/index.html

BnR Summit Report_EN_2019
(Supporting Organisation): HKICS Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update 2020

HKICS Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update 2020


Date: 05 June 2020 (Friday)
Time: 8.55 am – 6.00 pm
Venue: Hall 5G, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
Organiser: The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries
Language: English
Fee: Members from Supporting Organizations can register at the HKIB Corporate member rate to attend the event.

·         Morning – $1,000 (Early Bird)* / $1,200

·         Afternoon – $1,000 (Early Bird)* / $1,200

·         Full day – $1,500 (Early Bird)* / $2,000

 *Early bird rates only applicable for enrolment submitted on or before 7 April 2020

HKICS (ECPD points): Morning session: 3 hours and Afternoon session: 3 hours

The Hong Kong Institute of Chartered Secretaries (HKICS) once again brings you prominent speakers from the regulatory bodies in Hong Kong: the Companies Registry; Hong Kong Business Ethics Development Centre, ICAC; Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited and the Securities and Futures Commission at its 21st Annual Corporate and Regulatory Update (ACRU 2020) Conference on Friday, 5 June 2020. This annual signature conference provides first-hand knowledge of the latest corporate and regulatory developments as well as emerging trends of the regulatory landscape. For more details, please visit acru.hkics.org.hk.

TIHK Seminar/Workshop arrangement

In view of the current outbreak of novel coronovirvus, the Institute has decided to postpone the following seminar/workshop to be held in Feb 2020:

  • Workshop: A step-by-step approach to Tax Audit handling
    (Will be rescheduled to 29 Feb, 07 Mar, 14 Mar & 28 Mar 2020)
  • Seminar: Update on US Tax Reform
    (Will be postponed and details to be confirmed)
2019 Certified Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Examination Past Papers

The question papers, suggested answers and the examiner’s reports for 2019 Certified Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualifying Examination have been released and uploaded onto the TIHK website.

Members and Students please login your TIHK account and visit: www.tihk.org.hk/learning-materials/

Submit Your Letter to the Editors of Asia-Pacific Journal of Taxation Now!

The Asia-Pacific Journal of Taxation (APJT) has introduced a new “Letters to the Editors” column from Volume 22 Number 1 (2018) Issue. TIHK members and non-TIHK friends are encouraged to submit their concerns/opinions on any tax matters (e.g. tax policy issues, IRD practice, etc.).

All letters for APJT Volume 24 No. 1 (2020) Issue should be submitted by 31 March 2020.

Should you have any enquiries regarding the new column, please do not hesitate to contact us on 852 2810-0438 or tihkadm@tihk.org.hk.

Please refer to the attached for the submission guidelines.

TIHK’s 2020/21 Budget Proposals

Tax measures needed to support businesses in the coronavirus outbreak

TIHK’s 2020/21 Budget Proposals calls for new thinking to meet the challenges ahead


Hong Kong, 19 February 2020 – With the contraction of the economy in the 3rd and 4th quarters of 2019 and a gloomy outlook in 1st quarter 2020 due to the coronavirus outbreak, TIHK forecasts the HKSAR Government to record an HKD 53.3 billion consolidated budget deficit for the fiscal year 2019/20. Given the current economic situation and with the challenges ahead, the Institute believes that the 2020/21 Budget should focus on implementing measures that support enterprises and employment in the short term while fostering a business and tax environment that is conducive to the development of new economies in the long term….

More details in the attached pdf file.

The TIHK budget proposals 2020-21 is available at https://www.tihk.org.hk/budget-submission/

TIHK 2020-21 Budget Press Release - English