Aloha from DOTAX!

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

What’s New

  • Save the Date! 2015 DOTAX Workshop Schedule
    September 4, 2015
      September 30 – Kona
      October 1 – Hilo
      October 2 – Oahu
      October 23 – Maui
      November 5 – Kauai
    Topics to include: Updates on Tax System Modernization, 2015 Legislative Session, and the Transient Accommodations Tax.
    2015 Registration forms now available!
  • Update: Tax Refunds
    May 6, 2015
    At this time, please allow us up to 16 weeks from your filing date to process your refund. The longer processing time is due to the high volume of returns filed by the April 20th deadline, as well as additional scrutiny necessary to stop tax fraud that could cost the State millions of dollars. Interest may be paid if your refund is not issued by July 20, 2015. Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to expedite the processing of all tax returns and ask for the public’s continued patience.
  • Update: Taxpayer Services Call Center
    April 15, 2015
    Although the Department continues to receive a high volume of telephone calls as we approach the April 20th filing deadline, the intermittent telephone problems have been resolved. We thank the public for its patience.
  • 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.