eTAX Guide Chapter II – How to Fill the Employer’s Return

eTAX Guide Chapter II – How to Fill the Employer’s Return

Chapter catalogue

  1. ETAX platform function classification
  2. How can employers file their taxes online with eTAX?
  3. How to submit the employer’s tax return through eTAX?
  4. Workstem assists you to file your taxes efficiently

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

View user profile

user profile

Online service

online service

Tax position

tax position

Message box

message box

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.

filing employer tax return

Step 1: Read Important Notes

notes of eTAX

Step 2: Select Service

Select to prepare a data file or perform submission. “Prepare and Submit NOW” under “Direct Keying” is taken for demonstration.

services of eTAX

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

Data File

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.

tax information

Step 4: Getting Ready for Submission

Check control list

control list

You may specify a different title if you choose Manager/Key Staff or Employer.

specify a different title

Step 5: Sign and/or Submit

Sign and/or Submit

Step 6: Acknowledgement

Acknowledgement

Cover of the Checkout List

Checkout List

For more information, please refer to:
eTAX
GovHK

Read More: eTAX Guide Chapter I – How To Register An Account

Workstem assists you to file your taxes efficiently

Workstem is a one-stop cloud-based payroll & HR management system with a powerful online tax filing system, which have been verified and audited the IR56B, F, E, G, M forms by the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department. With this system, you can upload the tax forms to the eTAX platform directly to enjoy the electronic tax filing service.

Workstem helps you automate your tax without calculation on manpowers or fill out tax documents on paper. It can not only submit the generated electronic tax forms to the eTAX directly, but also forward them to the mobile App automatically, so that employees can easily check their tax records and download tax forms anytime and anywhere.

Different calcualtion methods are supported

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