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Hong Kong - Cancel Business Registration

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If you cease your business or any branch of your business, you are required to send notification to the Business Registration Office in writing within 1 month of the date of cessation. This procedure provides you information on how you can cancel your business registration in Hong Kong.


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Required Information

  • Business registration number/branch registration number
  • Name of applicant, address
  • Date of cessation
  • Correspondence address after cessation and contact telephone number


  1. Inform the Business Registration Office that you would like to cancel your business registration in writing. Your business registration number/branch registration number, name, address and date of cessation should be stated clearly in the letter. You must also provide your correspondence address after cessation and contact telephone number. Alternatively, you may also furnish the details using IRC Form 3113.
  2. In the case of a limited company in liquidation, you would also need to forward a copy of the special resolution for liquidation.
  3. Upon submission of the required documents, the Commissioner will consider suppressing the issue of further demand notes for business registration fees and levy in respect of the years subsequent to that in which the winding-up commenced. In any event, the fee and levy must be paid up to and including the year in which the winding-up commenced.
  4. You can either submit the notification of cessation in person or by post. In order to ensure the authenticity of the notification received, submission by facsimile transmission is not acceptable.

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Required Documents

  • Written Notification of Cessation or completed IRC Form 3113
  • In the case of a limited company in liquidation, you should also forward a copy of the special resolution for liquidation.


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Office Locations & Contacts

Inland Revenue Department

Business Registration

In Person Enquiries:
4/F, Revenue Tower
5 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong

Monday to Friday
8:15 am to 5:30 pm

Telephone Enquiries
Apply for Business Registration / Exemption from Business Registration: 2594 3149
Change of Business Registration Particulars: 2594 3145
Exemption from Payment of Business Registration Fee & Levy: 2594 3130
General Enquiries for Business Registration Service: 2594 3146

Monday to Friday
8:15 am to 12:30 pm &
1:30 pm to 5:30 pm

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

  • Every company incorporated in Hong Kong under the Companies Ordinance (Cap.622), whether or not in operation, shall be deemed to be a person carrying on business and is required to take out a business registration certificate annually until the company is dissolved or deregistered under the Companies Ordinance.
  • Failure to submit notification on time: Any person who fails to submit notifications shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable to a fine of $5,000 and to imprisonment for 1 year.

External Links

Inland Revenue Department


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