(Fully booked) BDO hybrid seminar: Get ready for the new tax and payroll year 2023

Date: 24 February 2023
Time: 15:00 - 17:00
25th Floor, Wing On Centre, 111 Connaught Road Central
111 Connaught Road Central
Hong Kong  
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  • Summary

The new year has just begun, in order to ensure another smooth and successful year ahead, it is important for us to make sure that we are well prepared for the upcoming deadlines on all payroll and salaries tax related compliance matters. We should also try our best to have everything in place with our best endeavours to keep the relevant authorities and our employees happy.

In 2023, a variety of new deadlines will arise over monthly MPF compliance, annual employer's tax reporting, review of coverage and renewal of employees' compensation insurance, latest amendments on salaries tax and payroll related legislations, and many more. 

Further, in order to stay fully compliant and up to date on relevant legislations, employers are also advisable to keep abreast of the changes in salaries tax laws and the developments on important court cases.

BDO is organising a seminar to share insights and provide guidance on how we can ensure compliance with the various new/existing statutory requirements. Drawing on our experience in advising and dealing with clients' complex payroll and tax matters, we will be sharing some of the potential challenges that you may encounter with the aim to help you get prepared and equipped for the new tax and payroll year.

In this seminar, our speakers will discuss on the following hot topics:

Payroll and compliance

  • Employer's obligations on various statutory requirements
  • Lodgement deadlines of the payroll related statutory statements & returns to the relevant authorities
  • Latest amendments of employment related legislations
  • Possible omissions and potential offences

Salaries tax updates

  • New tax deduction for domestic rent
  • Latest court cases on taxation of share awards and exemption claim
  • Illustration of the tax treatments and common pitfalls on share options/awards and exemption claim


PORTIA TANG, Director, Head of Payroll & HR Outsourcing Services and Professional Resources Solutions, BDO

Portia was promoted from a Functional Director of our Client Services Division, responsible for business development and significant client relationship management to become a front line servicing Director heading the Firm's new service line, Professional Resources Solutions. She will continue to oversee the Client Service Division as part of her service commitment to the firm's esteemed Business Services and Outsourcing clients.

Portia has over 20 years of experience in professional and management consultancy firms obtained in Hong Kong and Australia, specialising outsourcing, talent acquisition and management, project management, audit, transaction services and business development.

Portia has extensive experience in servicing a wide range of clients, covering private and public listed companies (local and overseas) as well as multinational corporations in a variety of industries including but not limited to financial institutions (insurance and banks), retail, manufacturing, service and trading companies. She has a wealth of experience in advising clients on business process outsourcing, process re-engineering, talent acquisition & management, business restructuring, IPOs as well as mergers & acquisition transactions, etc.    

Qualifications and professional affiliations

  • Fellow member of Chartered Accountant (Australia and New Zealand)
  • Chairlady (2017) and Committee Member (2018) of the Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Hong Kong Group)
  • Hong Kong Certified Public Accountant

CAROL LAM, Director of Tax, BDO

Carol has extensive experience in taxation practice in Hong Kong providing tax consulting and compliance services to multinational organisations, listed groups as well as private companies from a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, trading, retail, real estate, financial services, transportation, aircraft and logistics and professional firms.

Carol is experienced in advising on tax-efficient operation, holding and financing structure, corporate restructuring, pre-listing tax planning, cross border transactions, transfer pricing, due diligence and mergers & acquisition deals.  She also has extensive experience in advising international assignees in structuring tax-efficient remuneration packages, and in representing clients in tax investigation and field audit cases and handling tax dispute settlement. 

Qualifications and professional affiliations

  • Hong Kong Certified Public Accountant
  • Fellow of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Council Member of The Taxation Institute of Hong Kong

CELESTINE YEUNG, Principal of Tax, BDO

With over 15 years' tax experience, Celestine specialises in Hong Kong tax compliance and consulting work for both corporate and individual clients. Her clients include multinational organisations, listed companies as well as private companies from a wide range of industries. She is also experienced in providing tax advice to clients in relation to group structuring, tax due diligence as well as tax planning for expatriates assigned to work in Hong Kong. Qualifications and professional affiliations ‐ Certified Tax Adviser in Hong Kong ‐ Fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants ‐ Associate member of the Hong Kong Taxation Institute.

SUSANNA LEUNG, Senior Manager of Payroll & HR Outsourcing Services, BDO

Susanna has over 16 years of experience in accounting and payroll outsourcing services with international accounting firms.

She is a Fellow Member of Association of Chartered Certified Accountants.

JOSEPHINE YAU, Manager of Payroll & HR Outsourcing Services, BDO

Josephine has over 16 years of experience in the provision of payroll, human resources and tax advisory services with multinational HR consultancy firms.

Details are as follows:

Date : Friday, 24 Feburary 2023
Time : 15:00 – 17:00
Language : Cantonese, supplemented by English presentation materials
Fee : Free of charge
CPD Units* : 2 hours (*The recognition of CPD hours by your professional organisations is subject to their CPD policies.)
Remarks : 1. For any enquiries, please contact contact Ida Cheung at +852 2218 3714 or [email protected]
    2. Login information will be sent to you by email after successful registration.
    3. BDO reserves the final right of acceptance of registration.