Hong Kong: Gov't depts provide limited services

Due to the extended special work arrangements for government departments, the Inland Revenue Department and the Legal Aid Department today announced the latest arrangements for their services.

From February 17, all services of the Inland Revenue Department will be suspended except the Business Registration Office, the Stamp Office and the Central Enquiry Counter, which will run from 9am to noon from Monday to Friday.

The above services will only be provided at a much-reduced scale and services in other areas will not be provided at service counters.

The department advised the public to use its electronic services to handle tax matters.

Deadlines for tax payments, lodgement of objections and holdover applications, and submission of tax returns and information that fall between January 29 and February 23 will also be extended to February 24.

Additionally, Legal Aid Department offices will open from 9.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 4pm between February 17 and 21 to provide basic and limited civil and criminal legal aid application and litigation services.

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