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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

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

What’s New

  • 2018 Tax Workshops: Register Now
      Kauai: Friday, July 6
      Kona: Thursday, July 12
      Hilo: Friday, July 13
      Oahu: Tuesday, July 24
      Maui: Thursday, July 26
  • Tax Announcement 2018-09
    Posted June 7, 2018
    Maui County Fuel Tax Rate, Effective July 1, 2018
    Revised Hawaii County Fuel Tax Rate, Effective July 1, 2018
      Maui County Resolution No. 18-84 recited the County of Maui fuel tax rates, effective July 1, 2018. The fuel tax rates for Maui County remain unchanged.
      Hawaii County Resolution No. 212-17, Draft 2 (HCR 212-17, D2) increased the County of Hawaii fuel tax rates, effective July 1, 2018 as follows: ….
  • Council on Revenues Meeting
    Posted June 4, 2018
      The next tentative (TPI) COR meeting is set for Thursday, July 26, 2018 at 2pm,
  • Tax Announcement 2018-08
    Posted May 31, 2018
    Relief for Taxpayers Affected by the Lava Flow in the District of Puna in Hawaii County
      As a result of the eruption and lava flow in the district of Puna that caused extensive damage in Hawaii county, Governor David Y. Ige signed an emergency proclamation on May 3, 2018 and a supplemental emergency proclamation on May 9, 2018, designating the county of Hawaii as a disaster area.
  • Tax Information Release 2018-05
    Posted May 18, 2018
    Transient Accommodations Tax Obligations for Rooms Rented to Airline Crew Members
      The purpose of this Tax Information Release (TIR) is to remind taxpayers that Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) is owed on gross income received in exchange for furnishing rooms to airlines for use by crew members unless the airline is obligated to pay for the room for a period of 180 consecutive days or more, regardless of whether airline crew is actually physically present in the room for the entire period.
  • Maui Physician Arrested for Tax Violations
    Posted May 18, 2018
      HONOLULU – Michael Savona, a local physician, was arrested today in Kahului, Maui by Special Agents from the Department of Taxation and Department of Public Safety Deputy Sheriffs for tax violations.
  • Information for paper tax filers
    Posted on February 26, 2018
    For taxpayers filing on paper, 2018 tax forms are available and can be downloaded and printed from
     • Individual Income tax forms (N-11 and N-15) are available at all Tax Office locations and all 50 Hawaii public library branches
     • General Excise and Transient Accommodations tax form booklets for monthly filers will be mailed only to those who requested them. If you have not received your form booklets in the mail, you may download and print them online at
  • Corporate Income E-File
    Posted on January 26, 2018
      Corporate income tax returns can now be filed electronically through approved software products. To learn more, please visit our Approved E-File Software page at

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.