The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) has updated the procedures on application for recognition of tax exemption status under section 88 of the Inland Revenue Ordinance (S88 of IRO) and has updated the Tax Guide for Charitable Institutions and Trusts of a Public Character in June 2023.

To further support our agency members in handling tax related matters to comply with the updated tax law, the Council will collaborate with EY Tax Controversy Services Team again to offer pro bono consultation sessions. Each successfully enrolled agency can meet with the consultant individually to seek advice on its tax issues.

Date: February 2024 to April 2024*
Time: 2:00 – 6:00 pm (around an hour for each session)
Venue: EY’s office at 27/F One Taikoo Place or via Online Video Conferencing

*Actual meeting time will be assigned by EY. Successful applicants may be required to provide related information to EY for the consultation.

Consultation Scopes:
– Regular review by the IRD
– Trading or carrying on business
– Business income
– Rental income
– Return on investment
– Disposal of a property
– Tax compliance obligations

Target organizations: HKCSS Agency Members that are tax exempted charities under S88 of IRO

Quota: 16 agencies (first come, first served)

Successful registrants will be invited to join a Kickoff Meeting. EY will explain the consultation scopes in detail and sign the Non-Disclosure Agreement with each agency. At least 1 board member and senior management staff is required to join the meeting. Please reserve your time:

Date: 5 February 2023 (Monday)
Time: 3:00 – 4:30 pm
Venue: Duke of Windsor Social Service Building, 15 Hennessy Road, Wanchai

Interested parties please register online on or before 15 January 2024 (registration will be closed once the quota is filled). Successful registrants will be notified by email on 16 January 2024.

For enquiries, please contact the Project team at 2876 2440.

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