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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.
- Notices of Public Hearings
Posted September 12, 2018
The Department will hold four public hearings on Frday, October 19, 2018, at the Princess Ruth Keelikolani Building, Room 310, 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 last known address – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard format Ramseyer format.
• Proposed rules relating to cost recovery fees for collection actions – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard format Ramseyer format.
• Proposed rules relating to disclosure of return information to persons with a material interest in a tax return – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard format Ramseyer format
• Proposed rules relating to Act 204, Session Laws of Hawaii (SLH) 2015 – A copy of the proposed rules can be found here: Standard format Ramseyer format.
- Letter Ruling 2018-01
Posted September 12, 2018
Letter ruling discussing when a commercial solar energy system is deemed “installed and placed in service” for the purpose of the renewable energy technologies income tax credit.
- Tax Announcement 2018-13
Posted September 4, 2018
Tax Law Changes from the 2018 Regular Legislative Session
This announcement lists and summarizes the measures passed during the Regular Legislative Session of 2018 that amend or affect the State tax law.
- Big Island Felon Arrested for Tax Violations
Posted August 29, 2018
HILO – Natasha Catriz, a felon with multiple convictions, self-surrendered to police today in Hilo for tax, theft and computer fraud violations following a joint operation in Hawaii by Special Agents from the Department of Taxation and Hawaii County Police Officers.
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.