In the previous article, I believe that you have already understood what eTAX is and how to register on eTAX. This article will give you a detailed explanation of how to use eTAX to fill out the employer’s tax return after logging in. Let’s take a look!
ETAX platform function classification
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How can employers file their taxes online with eTAX?
Take the example of uploading data file in mixed mode (IR56B of the year)
Difference between online mode and mixed mode
The Employer e-Filing Service offers two submission modes, Online Mode and Mixed Mode.
At the online model, an Authorized Signer is required to sign and submit the Employer’s Return / Notification through his/her eTAX Account by eTAX password, MyGovHK Password, recognized personal digital certificate or “iAM Smart+” account (with digital signing function).
At the mixed model, it allows employers to designate a person to upload a data file containing the IR56 records via the ER e-Filing Services without the login of the Authorized Signer’s eTAX Account. After uploading the data file, a Control List (with Transaction Reference Number and QR code) will be generated by the system. The Authorized Signer is required to sign and submit the 1-page (i.e. Cover Page) Control List to complete the submission process.
How to submit the employer’s tax return through eTAX?
Using the eTAX platform, enter the online service and select Submit Employer’s Tax Return/Notice under Company Business, then you will enter the step page to start filing your employer tax return.
Step 1: Read Important Notes
Step 2: Select Service
Select to prepare a data file or perform submission. “Prepare and Submit NOW” under “Direct Keying” is taken for demonstration.
Step 3: Preparation of Data File
Enter the Employer’s File Number/Business Registration Number and the Employer’s Identification Code (“ERIC”). Then, select to complete a new Employer’s Return / Notification or continue to complete a draft return file saved in your computer or other storage device.
Read More: E-Tax Process Explanation
Confirm Employer’s Information
If the employer name you entered in the IR56 form preparation tool does not match our records, you will need to confirm your employer information on the following page.
Step 4: Getting Ready for Submission
Check control list
You may specify a different title if you choose Manager/Key Staff or Employer.
Step 5: Sign and/or Submit
Step 6: Acknowledgement
Cover of the Checkout List
For more information, please refer to:
Read More: eTAX Guide Chapter I – How To Register An Account
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