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Our mission is to administer the tax laws of the State of Hawaii in a consistent, uniform, and fair manner.
File returns, make payments and manage your tax accounts online on Hawaii Tax Online (HTO). HTO 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, Use, Withholding, Individual Income, Partnerships, Estate, and Fiduciary tax types.
- New upgrades and functionality were added to Hawaii Tax Online! Beginning Tuesday, November 13, 2018, Hawaii Tax Online supports Individual Income, Partnerships, Estate, and Fiduciary tax types in addition to Corporate Income, Franchise, General Excise, Public Service Company, Rental Motor Vehicle, Tour Vehicle, Car-Sharing Vehicle Surcharge, Seller’s Collection, Transient Accommodations, Use, and Withholding taxes.
For more information on the upgrades, click HERE
- Notices of Public Hearings
Posted November 9, 2018
The Department will hold three public hearings on Monday, December 10, 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 extensions of time for filing income tax returns – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard format Ramseyer format.
• Proposed rules relating to persons totally disabled and substantial gainful business or occupation – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard format Ramseyer format.
• Proposed rules relating to sourcing intangible property – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard format Ramseyer format
- Council on Revenues Meeting
Posted November 7, 2018
Next Tentative (GF) Council on Revenues Meeting to be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at 2 p.m.
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
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 most recent TRC dissolved at the adjournment of the 2018 legislative session. The next TRC will be appointed in 2020 and present its report to the 2022 legislative 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.