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What’s New

  • Tax Announcement 2017-10
    September 19, 2017
    Tax Law Changes from the 2017 Special Legislative Session
      This Announcement summarizes the tax provisions in Act 1 (Senate Bill 4), enacted as part of the State of Hawaii’s 2017 Special Legislative Session.
  • Council on Revenues Meeting
    September 12, 2017
      The next tentative (TPI) COR meeting is set for Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 2pm.
  • Notices of Public Hearings
    September 7, 2017
    The Department will hold five public hearings on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, at the Princess Ruth Keelikolani Building, Room 314, 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 electronic funds transfer – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard formatRamseyer format.
     • Proposed rules relating to the revocation of tax licenses due to abandonment – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard formatRamseyer format.
     • Proposed rules relating to registration of representatives – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard formatRamseyer format.
     • Proposed rules relating to exported services – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard formatRamseyer format
     • Proposed rules relating to county surcharge – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard formatRamseyer format.
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  • Tax Announcement 2017-09
    August 31, 2017
    Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Harvey
      Due to Hurricane Harvey, the Department of Taxation (Department) recognizes that affected taxpayers may have difficulty meeting their tax obligations. The Department, therefore, will consider requests for extensions to file and pay other taxes and waivers of penalties and interest on a case-by-case basis.
  • Tax Facts 2017-2
    August 28, 2017
    Advertising and Display Requirements for Operators of Transient Accommodations
  • Update: Tax Refunds
    June 28, 2017
      At this time, requests for income tax refunds are being processed within 9-10 weeks. If incomplete returns are submitted, refund processing may take longer.
      Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to expedite the processing of all tax returns and ask for the public’s patience. To expedite receipt of your refund, taxpayers should consider electronic deposit of refunds; otherwise, it may take up to an additional two weeks for paper refund checks to be issued.

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.