Aloha from DOTAX!

Our mission is to administer the tax laws for the State of Hawaii in a consistent, uniform, and fair manner.

What’s New

  • Council on Revenues Meeting, September 4, 2014
    August 21, 2014
  • Message from the Department
    August 1, 2014
      Recently, some taxpayers have received balance due notices although they had submitted a payment via paper check close to the April 20th deadline. Please disregard this notice if you have paid your outstanding balance in full.
      If you did send in a duplicate income tax payment, our system will automatically generate a refund for you. You do not need to do anything more for the refund to be processed. Please note, however, that it could take approximately 2-3 weeks for the refund check to be processed.
  • Free Tax Return Preparation and Free Electronic Filing
    February 25, 2014
    Prepare your individual income tax returns and file electronically for free.

Renewable Energy Credit

We have information on the Renewable Energy Technologies Income Tax Credit (RETITC). Find out more.

Act 326 Transient Accommodation Reporting

Act 326, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, requires both operators of transient accommodations and associations of unit/apartment owners or planned community associations (“Associations”) to report certain information. Find out more.

Online Certificate of Vendor Compliance (HCE)

Expedites your ability to furnish proof of compliance with the requirements of 103D-310(c), HRS. Find out more.

General Excise Tax/County Surcharge

Effective January 1, 2007, the General Excise and Use Tax was amended to provide a county surcharge thereby increasing the GET and Use tax rate for transactions attributable to the county. Find out more.

Report Tax Violations

To ensure that all sectors of Hawaii’s economy, especially those that transact business in cash, pay their fair share of taxes; and to prevent, through enforcement and deterrence, the shortchanging of those that comply with Hawaii tax laws. Find out more.

Council on Revenues

The Council reports its latest revenue forecast to the governor and the legislature on June 1, September 10, January 10, and March 15 of each year. In addition, the Council prepares estimates of the state total personal income for such calendar years as are necessary for establishing the state expenditure ceiling. Find out more.