Aloha from DOTAX!

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

What’s New

  • Message from the Department
    Just a reminder: With the April 20th tax filing deadline falling on a Sunday this year, all State taxpayers have until Monday, April 21, 2014, to submit their tax returns.
  • State Seeks to Modernize Tax Department
    April 15, 2014
    HONOLULU – The Department of Taxation (DOTAX) announced the release of a Request For Proposal (RFP) for Tax System Modernization (TSM) seeking to overhaul its computer system to better manage the collection and accounting of state taxes.
  • Tax Announcement 2014-03
    April 3, 2014
    Act 326, Session Laws of Hawaii 2012, Relating to Taxation
    This Announcement supersedes Department of Taxation Announcement no. 2014-02, dated January 16, 2013. This Announcement updates Announcement No. 2014-02 by extending the transition period for associations of apartment/unit owners and planned community associations (“Associations”) described therein. Specifically, the Department is extending the deadline for Associations to report relevant information for 2013 to June 30, 2014.
  • Council on Revenues Meeting, May 29, 2014
    March 14, 2014
  • 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.