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Is a Freelancer Considered as Carrying on a Business in Hong Kong?

A freelancer may see themselves as a causal employee working with different employers without committing his/her full time to them. However, without any relationship of master and servant, if the freelancer’s income is derived from providing professional or personal services in Hong Kong, he/she will be considered as carrying on a business and a self-employed […]

BVI economic substance - HKWJ Tax Law

British Virgin Islands Economic Substance Legislation

A number of investors worldwide, including Hong Kong and Mainland China, maintain entities on the British Virgin Islands (“BVI”) for various purposes, such as acting as a vehicle to hold share investments and/or intellectual properties, or to engage in trading, service and/or fund management business. Please note that the BVI introduced the Economic Substance (Companies […]

hong kong government budget - HKWJ Tax Law

Hong Kong 2020-21 Budget

On 26 February 2020, the Financial Secretary of Hong Kong announced the Budget for the fiscal year 2020-21. The forecast is that for the fiscal year 2019-20, there will be a deficit of around HKD 37.8 billion, and that the fiscal reserves are expected to become HKD 1,133.1 billion by 31 March 2020. The focus […]