Aloha from DOTAX!

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

Hawaii Tax Online

File returns, make payments and manage your tax accounts online on Hawaii Tax Online. Hawaii Tax Online currently supports 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 types. Additional supported tax types will be added each year.

IRS Free File Software Offers

If your adjusted gross income was $66,000 or less, you will find one or more free software options only available through Free File at IRS.gov.

What’s New

  • Honolulu Police Lieutenant Charged with Tax Violations
    Posted October 11, 2018
    HONOLULU – Eric Yiu, a lieutenant with the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) was arrested today by HPD Professional Standards Detectives for tax violations.
  • Tax Information Release 2018-07
    Posted October 10, 2018
    Act 211, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018 – Transient Accommodations Tax and Allocation of Gross Rental Proceeds to Transient Accommodations Brokers, Travel Agencies, and Tour Packagers
      This Tax Information Release discusses the amount of transient accommodations tax (TAT) imposed on a transient accommodations broker, travel agency, or tour packager (hereinafter collectively referred to as “travel agency”) who sells transient accommodations at noncommissioned negotiated contract rates.
  • Council on Revenues Meeting November 01, 2018
    Posted October 10, 2018
  • Tax Announcement 2018-15
    Posted September 28, 2018
    Hawaii County Surcharge on General Excise Tax and Rate of Tax Visibly Passed on to Customers, Effective January 1, 2019
      On June 29, 2018, Ordinance No. 1874 was enacted in Hawaii County. Ordinance No. 1874 authorizes the imposition of a county surcharge (CS) on general excise tax (GET) for Hawaii County beginning on January 1, 2019 and ending on December 31, 2020 at the rate of 0.25%. Since the retail GET rate is 4%, the total rate of tax imposed on transactions subject to the Hawaii CS is 4.25%.
  • Tax Announcement 2018-14
    Posted September 28, 2018
    Kauai County Surcharge on General Excise Tax and Rate of Tax Visibly Passed on to Customers, Effective January 1, 2019
      On December 11, 2017, Ordinance No. 1021 was enacted in Kauai County. Ordinance No. 1021 authorizes the imposition of a county surcharge (CS) on general excise tax (GET) for Kauai County beginning on January 1, 2019 and ending on December 31, 2030 at the rate of 0.5%. Since the retail GET rate is 4%, the total rate of tax imposed on transactions subject to the Kauai CS is 4.5%.
  • Notices of Public Hearings
    Posted September 12, 2018
      The Department will hold four public hearings on Frday, October 19, 2018, at the Princess Ruth Keelikolani Building, Room 310, 830 Punchbowl St., Honolulu, HI 96813, to allow the public to comment on the proposed adoption of the following administrative rules.
     • Proposed rules relating to last known address – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard formatRamseyer format.
     • Proposed rules relating to cost recovery fees for collection actions – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard formatRamseyer format.
     • Proposed rules relating to disclosure of return information to persons with a material interest in a tax return – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard formatRamseyer format
     • Proposed rules relating to Act 204, Session Laws of Hawaii (SLH) 2015 – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard formatRamseyer format.
    More ….

TLS Support

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

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.

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.