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Our mission is to administer the tax laws for the State of Hawaii in a consistent, uniform, and fair manner.
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
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 2012 legislative session, and will be dissolved upon adjournment of the session. Find out more.
Boards of Review
Administrative Boards of Review are established in each taxation district pursuant to §26-10(d), Hawaii Revised Statutes, to informally hear and decide disputes between taxpayers and the tax assessor as an alternative to filing a formal appeal with the Hawaii Tax Appeals Court. Find out more.
Special Enforcement Section
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.
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.
Find out more about the state law and a list of authorized licensees. More information.
IPSC Best Practices
A quick reference to many industry best practices, tools, and resources for information security as identified by the Information Privacy and Security Council. IPSC Website.