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

Hawaii Tax Online

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.

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What’s New

  • Tax Information Release 2018-02
    January 12, 2018
    General Excise Tax Exemption for TRICARE
      Discusses the General Excise Tax (GET) exemption for amounts received by a TRICARE managed care support contractor under Hawaii Revised Statutes (HRS) section 237-24(17). TRICARE (which was formerly known as “CHAMPUS”) is a federal government program established in the 1990’s to supplement the existing military health care system by allowing active duty and retired military service members, as well as certain dependents, to utilize civilian health care providers.
  • 2015-2017 Tax Review Commission Meeting January 18, 2018
    January 9, 2018
  • Tax Information Release 2018-01
    January 8, 2018
    General Excise Tax Obligations of Transportation Network Companies and Drivers
      Discusses the General Excise Tax (GET) obligations of transportation network companies (TNCs) and drivers who transport riders to destinations via use of the TNC’s website or mobile application, including different treatment for amounts paid as a fare versus amounts paid as discretionary tips for drivers.
  • Temporary Hawaii Administrative Rule
    January 3, 2018
    Relating to automatic extensions of time for filing returns. Effective January 10, 2018.
  • Important Tax Law Changes for 2018
    December 21, 2017
      Honolulu – The Department of Taxation (Department) reminds taxpayers about tax changes taking effect beginning January 2018. To ensure that tax returns are processed in a timely manner, taxpayers are encouraged to consult with their tax advisors about all applicable changes and use the updated forms which will be available beginning January 2, 2018. Hawaii Tax Online will be modified to accommodate the changes to general excise, transient accommodation, withholding, and corporate income taxes.

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.