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Our mission is to administer the tax laws of the State of Hawaii in a consistent, uniform, and fair manner.
Manage your Corporate Income, Franchise, General Excise, Public Service Company, Rental Motor Vehicle, Tour Vehicle, and Car-Sharing Vehicle Surcharge, Seller’s Collection, Transient Accommodations, and Use tax accounts online.
If your adjusted gross income was $64,000 or less, you will find one or more free software options only available through Free File at IRS.gov.
- Tax Announcement 2017-08
August 7, 2017
Tax Law Changes from the 2017 Regular Legislative Session
This Announcement lists and summarizes the Acts, enacted as part of the State of Hawaii’s 2017 Legislative Session, amending or affecting the State tax law.
- Council on Revenues Meeting
August 7, 2017
The next general fund meeting is tentatively set for Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 2pm.
- 2015-2017 Tax Review Commission Meeting – August 10, 2017
August 2, 2017
- Tax Announcement 2017-07
July 31, 2017
Public Service Company and Franchise tax requirements
This Tax Announcement describes the obligations of public service companies subject to the public service company (PSC) tax under chapter 239, Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) and banks or other financial corporations subject to the franchise tax under chapter 241, HRS. Taxpayers subject to the PSC and franchise tax should review the requirements outlined in this Tax Announcement and ensure their processes are satisfactory.
Hawaii Tax ID Number Changes
Existing Hawaii Tax Identification Numbers associated with business tax types will be replaced with a new account number and format as the Department modernizes its computer systems. Find out more.
Tax System Modernization Program
The Department is undergoing a major modernization effort to transform its operations and meet the rising expectations of today’s taxpayers. Find out more.
Tax Practitioner Priority Office
The Practitioner Priority Specialist is the first point of contact for registered tax practitioners who have State tax related issues. Find out more.
Taxpayer Advocate Office
If you have unsuccessfully tried to solve a State tax problem through the normal channels or if you believe that your rights as a taxpayer have been abridged, the Taxpayer Advocate may be able to assist you. Find out more.
Administrative Appeals Office
The Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) is responsible for administering the Administrative Appeals and Dispute Resolution (AADR) program. AADR is a streamlined process to appeal an audit assessment. 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
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.
Tax Review Commission 2015-2017
Every five years a State Tax Review Commission conducts a systematic review of Hawaii’s tax structure, using standards such as equity and efficiency. The current Commission will present its report to the 2018 legislative session, and will be dissolved upon adjournment of the session. 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.