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There is no WHT on dividends, interest, or royalties. However, the 4.95%/16.5% (for corporations) or 4.5%/15% (for unincorporated businesses) tax on royalties received by non-residents (see Royalties in the Income determination section) is, in effect, similar to a WHT.

Resident consignees are required to furnish quarterly returns to the HKIRD showing the gross proceeds from sales on behalf of their non-resident consignors and to pay to the Commissioner of Inland Revenue (CIR) a sum equal to 0.5% of such proceeds. The HKIRD normally accepts this as satisfying the Hong Kong tax obligations of the non-resident.

Hong Kong has so far entered into 38 treaties with different jurisdictions. The following table shows the applicable WHT rates for payments made from Hong Kong payers to non-treaty and treaty country corporate recipients. The rates shown in the table are the lower of the domestic and treaty rates. For WHT rates on payments received by Hong Kong recipients from treaty country payers, please refer to the summaries of the respective treaty countries.

Recipient Dividends (%) (1) Interest (%) (1) Royalties (%)
Non-treaty 0 0 4.95 (2)
Treaty:      
Austria (6) 0 0 3
Belarus (8) 0 0 3 (3)/4.95 (4)
Belgium (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Brunei (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Canada (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
China, the People's Republic of (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Czech Republic (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
France (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Guernsey (6) 0 0 4
Hungary (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Indonesia (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Ireland (6) 0 0 3
Italy (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Japan (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Jersey (6) 0 0 4
Korea (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Kuwait (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Latvia (7) 0 0 0/3 (5)
Liechtenstein (6) 0 0 3
Luxembourg (6) 0 0 3
Malaysia (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Malta (6) 0 0 3
Mexico (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
The Netherlands (6) 0 0 3
New Zealand (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Pakistan (7) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Portugal (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Qatar (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Romania (6) 0 0 3
Russia (6) 0 0 3
Saudi Arabia (8) 0 0 4.95 (4)
South Africa (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Spain (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
Switzerland (6) 0 0 3
Thailand (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
United Arab Emirates (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)
United Kingdom (6) 0 0 3
Vietnam (6) 0 0 4.95 (4)

Notes

  1. Hong Kong IRO does not impose WHT on dividends and interest currently. However, the treaties provide for a maximum WHT rate on dividends and interest should Hong Kong IRO impose such WHT in the future. Some of the treaties also provide for a reduced WHT rate on dividends and interest if conditions specified in the treaties are met.
  2. Generally, royalties paid to non-resident corporations that are not otherwise chargeable to Hong Kong profits tax are subject to WHT at 4.95%. The 16.5% rate applies if the royalties are received by or accrued to a non-resident from an associate, unless the Commissioner is satisfied that no person carrying on business in Hong Kong has, at any time, wholly or partly owned the property in respect of which the royalties are paid.
  3. The 3% rate applies to payments for the use of, or the right to use, aircraft. The 4.95% applies to all other cases.
  4. Since a higher rate is specified in the treaty, the lower domestic/non-treaty rate of 4.95% will apply.
  5. The 0% rate applies to payments for the use of or the right to use industrial, commercial, or scientific equipment or for information concerning industrial, commercial, or scientific experience. The 3% rate applies to all other cases.
  6. Ratified and effective.
  7. Ratified and will be effective from year of assessment 2018/19.
  8. Not yet ratified.

Last Reviewed - 01 December 2017

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