Payment by Telephone, Internet or Bank ATM

It is safe and convenient to pay by electronic means.  You can pay your tax, Business Registration Fees, Stamp Duty or purchase Tax Reserve Certificates (TRCs) by telephone, Internet or bank Automatic Teller Machine (ATM).  Here are the details and the important points to note for electronic payments.

Payment by Telephone

Payment via Internet

Payments can be made via Internet through the following platforms:-

Payment by Bank ATM

You may also pay by bank ATM at the HSBC, Hang Seng Bank or the JETCO ATM networks. Simply bring along your bill or account number to any ATM with the “Bill Payment” signage (for the HSBC or Hang Seng Bank network) or the “JET PAYMENT” logo (for the JETCO network) and pay by selecting the “Bill Payment” function. Please keep the receipt as proof of payment, if required.

Important Notes for Electronic Payments

Bill Account Number

When you pay your IRD bill via Faster Payment System (FPS), please scan the FPS QR code printed on the bill to make payment.

When you pay your IRD bill by telephone, Internet (including the "Pay e-Cheque" portal) or bank ATM, you should enter the following bill or account number in your transaction:

  • Tax
    • The “Shroff Account Number for electronic payments” printed on the payment voucher
    • The 11-digit “Shroff Account Number” printed on the bottom left of the tax demand note (please skip the hyphens)
    • If the “Shroff Account Number” ends with a letter “A”,
      (i) For telephone or bank ATM payment, please skip the letter “A”.
      (ii) For Internet payments, banks may or may not require input of the letter “A”.  Please refer to the instructions of individual banks.  Regarding e-Cheque / e-Cashier Order, please include the letter "A" when inputting the "Shroff Account Number".
    • Please note that a different “Shroff Account Number” is given for each tax bill, even for the same taxpayer.
  • Business Registration Fee
    • The 16-digit "Business Registration Certificate Number" (please skip the hyphens)
    • If the "Business Registration Certificate Number" ends with a letter "A",
      (i) For telephone or bank ATM payment, please skip the letter “A”.
      (ii) For Internet payments, banks may or may not require input of the letter “A”.  Please refer to the instructions of individual banks.  Regarding e-Cheque / e-Cashier Order, please include the letter "A" when inputting the "Business Registration Certificate Number".
    • The " Business Registration Certificate Number" of business registration fee bill is different every year, even for the same business.
    • A receipted Business Registration Certificate will be sent to your business address after the IRD has received your payment.
  • Tax Reserve Certificates (TRCs)
    • The 13-digit “TRC Account Number”
    • The IRD issues e-receipts in place of paper receipts to eTAX Account holders for purchase of TRCs by electronic payment methods.
  • Stamp Duty
    • The 12-digit “Shroff Account Number” on the payment notice.
  • Court Fee
    • For e-Cheque / e-Cashier Order payments, please input the 11-digit “Charge Number” on the payment notice.
  • Interest on Judgment Debt
    • For e-Cheque / e-Cashier Order payments, please input the 12-digit “Charge Number” on the payment notice.

Payment by PPS

PPS is a 24-hour bill payment service that allows you to settle your bills by a tone phone, Internet, or the mobile application "PPS on Mobile" anytime, anywhere.  The daily transaction ceiling for PPS payment for each IRD bill is 3.

Receipts for Electronic Payments

E-receipts are issued through eTAX Accounts to taxpayers for electronic payments of tax (except for Profits Tax for corporations and partnership businesses, and Property Tax for jointly owned properties) and electronic purchase of TRCs.  Receipts in paper form will not be issued.

More information on electronic receipts

Daily Cut-off Time

You should obtain details of the daily cut-off time for payment transactions from the payment service provider concerned, if required. Payments made before the daily cut-off time of the service provider will be taken as received on the same day. If it is a TRC transaction, the TRC will bear that day’s prevailing interest rate. By concession, tax paid before midnight (and after cut-off time) on the payment due date will be regarded as in-time payment.

e-Cheque / e-Cashier Order received and FPS payments successfully made on or before 5:00 p.m. on Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) will be transferred to the bank for presentment and receipted respectively on the same day.  Any e-Cheque / e-Cashier Order and FPS payments collected after 5:00 p.m. will be processed on the next business day. 

Daily Transaction Limit

Each ATM card / bank account / e-wallet has a daily transaction limit. If the amount due is greater than the limit, you may settle it by separate payments on several days. However, the whole sum must be paid on or before the due date. Please contact your bank or e-wallet operator for enquiries on these limits.

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