30th March 2023 – (Hong Kong) The Inland Revenue Department (IRD) of Hong Kong has officially commissioned its new office building, the Inland Revenue Centre (IRC), in the Kai Tak Development Area. The inauguration ceremony was held on 30th March and attended by several dignitaries, including Financial Secretary Mr Paul Chan and Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury Mr Christopher Hui.
Mr Chan, in his pre-recorded speech, praised the IRD’s contribution to Hong Kong’s economy over the past 75 years. He also noted that the new IRC building was a testament to the department’s growth and diversification of its business operations.
The Acting Commissioner of Inland Revenue, Mr Leung Kin-wa, also spoke at the ceremony and described the new IRC building as an important milestone in Hong Kong’s taxation development. He thanked the Financial Services and the Treasury Bureau, accounting professional bodies, and the IRD Users’ Committee for their support and co-operation with the IRD over the years.
The new IRC building, located at 5 Concorde Road, has a site area of about 9,832 square metres and is 17 storeys above ground. The majority of the IRD’s units and sections have already been relocated to the new building, with the remaining sections expected to move in May.
During the course of the building’s design and construction, emphasis was placed on incorporating green elements in different aspects to enhance its environmental performance. This includes the use of sustainable building materials, energy-efficient systems, water conservation measures, and indoor and outdoor greenery.
The location of the IRC in the Kai Tak Development Area also bears special meaning as it is part of the Energizing Kowloon East initiatives and is adjacent to the Trade and Industry Tower and the MTR Kai Tak Station.
For those seeking information on access to the IRC and the opening hours of the various sections of the IRD, please visit the official website at www.ird.gov.hk/eng/cu_ol.htm.
The inauguration of the new IRC building marks an important milestone for the Inland Revenue Department and its contribution to Hong Kong’s taxation development. With its emphasis on environmental performance and convenient location, the IRC will serve as a modern and efficient workplace for the IRD’s staff while contributing to the growth and development of Hong Kong’s economy.