Payment from Overseas

You can pay tax from overseas through the following ways:

With a Bank Account in Hong Kong

If you have a bank account in Hong Kong, you may pay tax through this bank account by either of the following methods:

Crossed Cheque

You may send in a crossed cheque of your bank account in Hong Kong (payable to “The Government of the HKSAR”) to pay a tax bill. Please write down on the back of the cheque the tax file number and Shroff Account Number of the tax bill. The cheque and payment voucher should be sent to:

The Commissioner of Inland Revenue
P.O. Box 28282,
Gloucester Road Post Office,
Hong Kong

Please ensure sufficient mailing time and postage to make delivery in order.  Please do not send in cash or post-dated cheque.  Underpaid mail will be rejected.

Internet

You may pay tax online. A number of banks in Hong Kong allow their Internet banking customers to pay tax by debiting their bank accounts. You may contact your bank for details.

Without Any Bank Account in Hong Kong

If you are not in Hong Kong and do not have bank accounts in Hong Kong, you may pay tax by either of the following methods:

Bank Draft

You may send in a bank draft payable to “The Government of the HKSAR”. The bank draft should be denominated in Hong Kong dollars to ensure exact payment and sent by post together with your payment voucher to:

The Commissioner of Inland Revenue
P.O. Box 28282,
Gloucester Road Post Office,
Hong Kong

Please ensure sufficient mailing time and postage to make delivery in order.  Underpaid mail will be rejected.

Crossed Cheque in Overseas Bank Account

You may send in your local currency crossed cheque payable to “The Government of the HKSAR”. Please write down on the back of the cheque the tax file number and Shroff Account Number of the tax bill you want to pay. The cheque and payment voucher should be sent to:

The Commissioner of Inland Revenue
P.O. Box 28282
Gloucester Road Post Office
Hong Kong

Please ensure sufficient mailing time and postage to make delivery in order.  Please do not send in cash or post-dated cheque.  Underpaid mail will be rejected.

To avoid insufficient fund for payment due to exchange rate fluctuation, it is suggested that your cheque amount should be slightly greater than the amount demanded.  Overpayment, if any, will be refunded to you by way of a crossed cheque (denominated in Hong Kong dollars).

Please do not amend the local currency of your cheque to Hong Kong dollars by yourself and do not send a foreign cheque in Hong Kong dollars currency. Otherwise, the cheque has to be sent back to your cheque-issuing bank. Bank charges will then be imposed and borne by you. Moreover, this will lengthen the payment processing time.

Arrange Payment in Hong Kong through Related Party

You may arrange your tax payments through your friends or relatives in Hong Kong, who may pay by phone, by bank ATM, via the Internet, in person or by post on your behalf.

More information on payment by telephone, Internet or bank ATMMore information on payment by postMore information on payment in person

Telegraphic Transfer

Under very special circumstances, IRD may accept payment by Telegraphic Transfer. Special arrangements may be considered according to individual circumstances. You may call (852)2594 3124 or 2594 3132 for enquiry or send your request with detailed reasons for our consideration. Your request should be sent by post, fax or email to:

Postal address:

5/F, Revenue Tower,
5 Gloucester Road,
Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Fax: (852)2519 0375

Email: taxpay@ird.gov.hk

Last review date: July 2017