What is that Number on Profit Tax Return Form means?

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Profits Tax-Industrial Classification Code

Profits tax return is usually 00/12345678 as the file format. Among them, “12345678” is the company’s business registration number; While “00” is the industry classification code:

Limited company code

01: Aircraft and operation

02: Finance

03: Construction works

04: Distribution and retail

05: Import and export

06: Investment/Speculation

07: Hotels, restaurants and playgrounds

08: Insurance

09: Textiles and garments

10: Food

11: Metal Industry

12: Manufacturing

13: Printing

14: Utilities

15: China-Hong Kong Trade

16: Bankruptcy debtors

17: Shipping

18: Wharf and warehouse

19: Taxi and minibus

20: Professional Services

21: Overseas companies engaged in import and export

22; Closed cases reviewed every three years

23: temporary cases

24: Clubhouse, school and hospital

25: Other overseas companies

26: Non-taxable cases reviewed every three years

 

Unlimited company code

31: Industrial Chemistry

32: Engineering and Metal

33: Printing and Publishing

34: Miscellaneous Manufacturing

35: Transport and travel agencies

37: Agriculture

38: Textiles and Clothing

39: Food

40: Real Estate

41: Insurance

42: Finance

43: Stock Broker

44: Commodity Brokerage

45: Gold and Silver Brokerage

46: Leasing and financing

47: General wholesale

48: Import and Export

49: Representatives of overseas manufacturers in Hong Kong

50: Fabric Wholesale

51: Agriculture and Fisheries Wholesale

53: Building Sales

56: Cakes and Candies

57: Retail of Fishery and Agricultural Products

58: Potion

59: Goldsmiths and Jewellery

60: Miscellaneous distributors

61 Machinery and equipment distributors

62: Antique

63: Fashion and Apparel

64: General Store

65: Bamboo and Rattan Products

66: Architecture

67: Hotels, restaurants and entertainment venues

68: Laundry, hygiene and funeral

69: Car

70: Wharf and warehouse

72: Clubhouse

74: Minibus

75: Taxi

76: China-Hong Kong Trade

79: Patent/copyright non-resident

81: Accounting and Taxation

82: Construction professionals

83: Medical

84: Law

85: Other majors

95: Business closure cases reviewed every three years

97: Temporary Case

98: Cases of closure of business with unpaid taxes

 

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