According to the Hong Kong territorial tax system, all income arising in or derived from Hong Kong from any office, employment or pension is taxable in Hong Kong. In deciding whether income arises in or is derived from Hong Kong, it is necessary to establish where the source of income is located. Consequently, a person is exempted from salaries tax on his/her income which has not been derived from Hong Kong.

“Income from any office and employment” may include different forms of advantages and allowances in monetary and non-monetary terms from the employer or any associated company of the employer.

A husband and wife who are not living apart may elect to be jointly assessed for salaries tax on their aggregated income.

Rate

Salaries tax is charged on net taxable income at the lower of the standard rate of 15 percent or at progressive rates as follows:

2020/21
First HK$50,000

Next HK$50,000

Next HK$50,000

Next HK$50,000

Balance (subject to overall 15% cap)

2%

6%

10%

14%

17%

Personal allowances

Personal allowances for the year of assessment 2020/21 can be claimed by taxpayers before determining the salary tax to be paid according to progressive rates.

Allowances applicable to progressive rate taxpayers are as follows:

2020/21 HK$
Personal allowance:

►   Single

►   Married

Single parent allowance

 

 

132,000

264,000

132,000

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