7. The advantages of being an approved charitable institute (ACI) in Hong Kong
Exempted from tax:
Exempted from tax on profits if the profits are applied solely for charitable purposes; and
the profits are not expended substantially outside Hong Kong; and either:
the trade or business is exercised in the course of the actual carrying out of the expressed objects of the institution or trust (for example, a religious body might sell religious tracts); or
the work in connection with the trade or business is mainly carried on by persons for whose benefit such institution or trust is established (for example, a society for the protection of the blind might arrange for the sale of handicraft work made by the blind).
Exempted from the obligation of business registration unless a trade or business is carried on
Upon your request, we will provide you with an application form to fill in with the details of your institution, including the objectives of the institute, number of members, membership fee, membership classification, directors, company secretary etc.
Registering a “company limited by guarantee” follows the usual steps of registering a “company limited by shares” (the most common type of business entity for business in Hong Kong).