• In Hong Kong, the equivalent of a master business license is the Business Registration Certificate. You can find your master business license in Hong Kong from the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of the Hong Kong government. The Business Registration Certificate serves as proof that your business is registered and has paid the necessary taxes.
  • The Hong Kong business registration number (BRN) consists of an 8-digit sequence and is mandatory for all businesses operating in Hong Kong. Issued by the Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of Hong Kong, this number is a prerequisite for establishing a business location.
  • Regardless of whether your company is based in Hong Kong or not, it is essential to register your business with the IRD within one month of starting operations.
  • Your Hong Kong business registration number is featured on your Business Registration Certificate. Additionally, you can perform a Hong Kong business registration number search. The Hong Kong government’s website, particularly the eTax service section, provides comprehensive information about BRNs. Members of the public can inquire about company BRNs through the eTax service by entering the full English or Chinese business name along with its location.

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