STEP 4 OF ACCOUNTING PROCESSES IN HK: INCOME STATEMENT AND BALANCE SHEET

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Step 4: Income Statement and Balance Sheet The final step is creating the financial statements. The two most important are the balance sheet and income statement. The income statement shows how the business earned and spent its money over the period. Typically, the income statement will show income received then deduct product costs (see step 1), yielding gross profit. Gross …

STEP 3 OF ACCOUNTING PROCESSES IN HK: SEND IN YOUR OUTSTANDING INFORMATION

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Step 3: Send in Your Outstanding Information As is often the case, while completing the vouchers some information is missing. This could mean the accountant cannot figure out how an invoice is paid, credit card statements are missing, some receipts are illegible, or even the receipts are in another language. When this happens, the accountant will re-check and reach out …

STEP 2 of ACCOUNTING PROCESSES IN HK: CREATING VOUCHERS

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Step 2: Creating Vouchers Now that all your invoices and receipts are sorted (See Step 1), the accountant must create vouchers. A voucher is made for the income earned each month, and the different expenses incurred each month. In accounting, earned income and incurred expense does not necessarily mean money was collected or spent. Earned income means a product or …

4 STEPS OF ACCOUNTING PROCESSES IN HK- STEP 1: CLASSIFYING ACCOUNTS

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Ever wonder what magic goes on behind the accountant’s desk that turns your shoe box of invoices and receipts into an income statement? It is not magic at all. Rather, it is a thorough process that can be broken up into four steps. STEP 1: CLASSIFYING ACCOUNTS All your invoices and receipts sent in must be classified as either income, …

What is a representative office?

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When an overseas company, a company that is not incorporated in Hong Kong, establishes a place of business in Hong Kong, that is a representative office. The establishment of representative offices in Hong Kong by an overseas company is governed by Part XI of the Companies Ordinance.  Many companies will create a representative office when they don’t want to create …

WHAT IS A CONFIDENTIALITY AGREEMENT?

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When beginning negotiations with business partners or clients, it would be a smart decision to protect yourself with a confidentiality agreement and a letter of intent. Confidentiality Agreements are legally binding and require that your potential partner or client refrains from disclosing or discussing any information to a third party. This protects your business even if the relationship never moves …

Tax Saving Tip #4: Hong Kong Surplus Waiver

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ATTENTION BUSINESS OWNER: Hong Kong’s government budget has consistently saved you money. You don’t believe me? Well, Hong Kong has a tax-friendly law that particularly benefits SME’s. When Hong Kong runs a government budget surplus (brings in more money than they spend) part of your tax is waived. And the waiver is no laughable amount; it is 75 percent of …