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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. 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.
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 IRS.gov.
- Tax Announcement 2018-12
Posted July 20, 2018
2018 Tax Year Standard Mileage Rates
Taxpayers may claim an income tax deduction if they use their vehicles for business, medical, moving, or charitable purposes.
- Council on Revenues Meeting – July 26, 2018
Posted July 13, 2018
- Tax Announcement 2018-10 Amended
Posted July 12, 2018
Implementation of Act 41, Session Laws of Hawaii 2018, Relating to When a Taxpayer is Engaging in Business in the State for Purposes of Hawaii’s General Excise Tax
This Announcement amends and supersedes Announcement No. 2018-10, previously issued on June 27, 2018. Taxpayers are advised that the Department will not retroactively administer Act 41, which is effective July 1, 2018.
- Tax Workshops to be held Statewide in July
Posted July 2, 2018
This year’s Tax Workshop topics include: an update on administrative rules, tax changes that occurred during the 2018 legislative session, and a special presentation on Conformity 2018: Hawaii’s Response to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act and Other Federal Law Changes, and a guest presentation by the Internal Revenue Service’s Local Taxpayer Advocate on their services.
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- Tax Announcement 2018-11
Posted June 29, 2018
Change in Rate on Withholding of Tax for the Disposition of Hawaii Real Property Occurring on or After September 15, 2018
This Announcement summarizes Senate Bill (S.B.) 508, S.D. 1, H.D. 1, C.D. 1, relating to the withholding of tax for the disposition of Hawaii real property by nonresident persons, commonly referred to as “HARPTA.”
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 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.