HR and Payroll Services in Hong Kong

In today’s market, many companies outsource their payroll function to specialized professionals since they face growing challenges, both internally and externally. Choosing the right professionals to outsource payroll functions can create competitive advantages by relieving payroll resources. The Employment Ordinance in Hong Kong covers all type of employees – full-time, temporary, or part-time – and provides broad rights and protections in respect of contract terms, statutory holidays, Mandatory Provident Fund payments, sick and maternity leave, and severance and long-service payments. Our HR and payroll services provide you with everything you need to keep on top of essential HR requirements prescribed by the Employment Ordinance.

Regardless of the scale of the outsourcing needs, we can provide top-quality fully managed payroll and human resources administration services that include the following comprehensive range of services:

Payroll administration

  • Payroll calculation and payments according to employment agreements (including bonuses and double pay if any);
  • Mandatory Provident Fund (MPF) enrollments
  • Completion of MPF contribution procedures
  • Maintenance of client payroll accounts
  • Distribution of pay slips to employees, in paper or electronic form
  • Preparation of payroll reports

Human resources administration and support

  • Maintenance of personnel records
  • Leave and sick record updating
  • Staff self-service via the Internet
  • Advice on employment regulations
  • Medical insurance liaison for employees.

Hong Kong salaries tax compliance and advisory services

  • Completion and submission of Employer’s Tax Returns (Form IR56B)
  • Notice to IRD for new employments and cease case of employment (Form IR56E and IR56F)
  • Completion and submission of Employee’s Individual Tax Returns
  • Completation and Submission of the Notification By An Employer Of An Employee Who Is About To Depart From Hong Kong (Form IR56G)
  • Reviews of remuneration packages for possible tax-planning opportunities
  • Implementation of tax-efficiency schemes
  • Calculation of hypothetical salaries tax under a tax equalisation schemecation Services

Immigration and Relocation Services

Hong Kong ranks as one of the most business-friendly jurisdictions facilitating foreign investment. Fidinam (Hong Kong) offers assistance to expatriate clients and their families who are moving to Hong Kong.

Nationals of about 170 countries and territories may visit Hong Kong visa-free for a period ranging from 7 days to 180 days. During their stay, visitors are permitted to conduct certain kinds of business, such as conducting negotiations and signing contracts.

In general, foreign citizens need a visa to enter Hong Kong. The only exceptions to these regulations are for temporary visitors from various countries. Nationals of some countries (e.g. Angola, Iran, or Laos) always require a visa for legal entry. The citizens of many other countries, however, are allowed to stay without a visa, but only for a limited period of time, ranging from seven days to six months. The latter again depends on a person’s specific nationality and type of travel document.  unless a person has the right of abode or right to land in the HKSAR, he/she will require a visa or entry permit to work, study, establish or join in any business, take up residence or to remain in the HKSAR as a visitor beyond their designated visa-free period.

As an international financial center, Hong Kong maintains an extremely flexible employment policy for highly skilled business professionals, as well encouraging immigration by investors, entrepreneurs and people of talent. Each application will be determined on its individual merits. An applicant must meet the standard immigration requirements as well as the relevant specific visa eligibility criteria.

Admission schemes for talent, professionals and entrepreneurs are as follows:

  • General Employment Policy (GEP) for non-Mainland residents – Professionals
  • General Employment Policy (GEP) for non-Mainland residents – Entrepreneurs
  • Admission Scheme for Mainland Talents and Professionals (ASMTP)
  • Quality Migrant Admission Scheme (QMAS)
  • Immigration Arrangements for Non-local Graduates (IANG)
  • Admission Scheme for the Second Generation of Chinese Hong Kong Permanent Residents (ASSG)

Sara Silenzi, Manager of the Italian Desk

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