Generate IR56M Batch

This menu allows you to generate the IR56M tax sheets for non-employees in a particular financial year.  If the tax sheets have already been generated, you would be warned before overwriting them. 


Select each Employer to create different IR56M batches if you have multiple employer per database. 

The IR56M tax sheets are conformed to the standards from the Hong Kong Inland Revenue Department.  They would contain all the necessary information about your non-employees and the accumulated earnings over the financial year. 

Click the Start IR56M Generation to generate the IR56M records, make sure the April to March Payroll Batches are all posted.

The employee selection criteria are

  • Hong Kong Income Tax Taxable is checked at Employee Master, IR tab
  • Non-Employee for IR56M is checked at Employee Master, IR tab
  • Employee is not terminated or the Terminated Date is after April 1
  • The join date is earlier than April 1
  • There are payroll batches within April 1 to March 31 and all posted
  • The Employee's Employer is the selected Employer

After that you can use the IR56M Amendment for any adjustment.


IR56M only generated only when the accumulated Subcontracting Fees is more than HK$200,000 or the accumulated sum of Commission, Writer's / Contributor's Fees, Artiste' Fees, Copyright / Royalties, Consultancy /Management Fees, Other Income 1, Other Income 2 are more than HK$25,000.

By default, IR56M accumulated per employee number per sheet unless the Accumulate IR56B/M by HKID is checked in Taxation Module Setup.

Please note that when there is no payroll batch exists in the taxation year, a zero amount IR56M forms for the eligible employees will be generated.

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