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Quick Guide to Annual Renewal

2019 membership/ PC will expire on 31 December 2019.

 


Q1

WHO are required to renew?

Q2. WHEN will the renewal process begin?
Q3. WHAT should a member do to renew his/her membership and PC?
Q4. HOW does a member know if his/her membership/PC has been renewed or not?
Q5. WHY is it important to renew before the specified renewal deadine?

 

 
Q1.

WHO are required to renew?

 

 Ans. Under sections 28 and 30 of the Professional Accountants Ordinance, both the registration of a certified public accountant (CPA) and issuance of a practising certificate (PC) shall expire on 31 December each year and be renewable annually subject to his/her satisfying the respective requirements for renewal purposes. Accordingly, all members and PC holders, including members who have been exempted from the annual fee payment and/or the mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD) requirements, and those newly admitted/ issued with a PC during the year, are invited to renew their registration not later than 15 December in the year preceding the year of renewal. 
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Q2.  WHEN will the renewal process begin?
 Ans.
  • Renewal notice will be sent by email in mid-November 2019. Hardcopy renewal notice along with payment advice will be sent on request only (except for members who have paid the $180 hardcopy surcharge.)

  • In general, members are requested to pay the specified annual fee(s) and submit the Annual Return on or before 15 December 2019 to complete the annual renewal process.  New members admitted in the month of Nov/Dec 2019 are required to pay the 2020 member annual fee for annual renewal purpose.  Their first CPD declaration period is from the joining date to 30 Nov 2020.
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Q3.  WHAT should a member do to renew his/her membership and PC?
 Ans.
 Two things must be done on or before 15 December 2019:

(1) Payment – Members may pay their annual fee(s) by one of the following methods:

  • Bank Autopay
  • Cheque / Bank draft
  • VISA or MasterCard
  • PPS (online through the Institute's website)
  • BOC HKICPA UnionPay Card (applicable for credit card authorization form or pay in person at the Institute's member services counter)
  • Cash (in person at the Institute's member services counter)
For enquiries, please contact the Institute's finance team on: (852) 2287-7338 or via email at: finrenewal@hkicpa.org.hk.

 

(2) Online submission of the Annual Return which contains the CPD declaration and, for PC holders, the PC declaration. Hardcopy Annual Return will only be provided on request. 

 

Members are strongly encouraged to pay their annual fee(s) and submit their Annual Return online at "Annual Renewal 2020" in the Institute's website, www.hkicpa.org.hk(required members' login).  

 

The payment advice can be downloaded from the Institute's website. Hardcopy payment advice/ Annual Return will also be sent on request such that members who have difficulties to renew online may renew their registration by the following means: 

  • Email the scanned document(s) to renewal@hkicpa.org.hk
  • By fax to (852) 2868-3219/ 2868-6053
  • By post to the Institute's office at 27th floor, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
  • In person at the Institute's member services counter
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Q4. HOW does a member know if his/her membership/PC has been renewed or not?
 Ans Payment receipt(s) will be emailed after confirmation of payment and renewal confirmation will be emailed after members have completed all renewal procedures. Members may also check their renewal status and download payment receipt(s) by logging in to MyCPA in the Members' area of the Institute's website.
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Q5. WHY is it important to renew before the specified renewal deadine?
Ans.

Failure to complete the renewal procedures will result in removal of your name from the CPA register and list of PC holders, if applicable.

For PC holders who have not renewed their membership and/or PC by 31 December 2019, no statutory audit reports shall be issued under his/her name or in the name of a CPA practice as from 1 January 2020 until he/ she has been issued with a PC for 2020.

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HELP and SUPPORT during office hours are available at:

  • Renewal hotline: (852) 2893-7600 (office hours excluding lunch hour from 1 pm to 2 pm and Saturday)
  • Member services counter: 27th floor, Wu Chung House, 213 Queen's Road East, Wan Chai, Hong Kong during office hours from 9 am to 6 pm from Monday to Friday, and from 9 am to 12 noon on Saturday (Closed on Sunday and public holidays)

You may submit an Enquiry Form or email renewal@hkicpa.org.hk.

 

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If you wish to acquire a Member Login ID or forget your Login ID / password or have any problem in accessing the Members' area in our website, please follow the instructions on the Member Login screen to gain access to the Annual Renewal section/ Members' area in our website.  For technical enquiries, please contact the Institute's IT Support Team on: (852) 2287-7800 or via email at: itsupport@hkicpa.org.hk

Last update on 6 Sep 2019


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