Aloha from DOTAX!
Our mission is to administer the tax laws of the State of Hawaii in a consistent, uniform, and fair manner.
Manage your General Excise; Rental Motor Vehicle, Tour Vehicle, and Car-Sharing Vehicle Surcharge; Seller’s Collection; Transient Accommodations; and Use Tax accounts online.
If your adjusted gross income was $64,000 or less, you will find one or more free software options only available through Free File at IRS.gov.
- Council on Revenues Meeting – August 1, 2017
July 20, 2017
- 2015-2017 Tax Review Commission Meeting – July 27, 2017
July 18, 2017
- Tax Announcement 2017-06
July 3, 2017
Revised Hawaii County Fuel Tax Rate, Effective August 1, 2017
Hawaii County Resolution No. 212-17 (Draft 2) increases the county of Hawaii’s fuel tax rates effective August 1, 2017.
- Tax Information Release 2017-01
June 28, 2017
Withholding of State Income Taxes on the Disposition of Hawaii Real Property
This Tax Information Release (TIR) supersedes TIR Nos. 90-14, 91-7, and 2002-2.
- 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.
- Tax System Modernization Program
May 5, 2016
The Department is undergoing a major modernization effort to transform its operations and meet the rising expectations of today’s taxpayers.
- Hawaii Tax ID Number Changes
May 5, 2016
When tax accounts move to the new system, existing Hawaii Tax Identification Numbers associated with general excise, transient accommodation, use, sellers collection, rental motor vehicle, and county surcharge tax types will be replaced with a new account number format.
- Hawai’i Health Connector Information
April 5, 2016
- UPDATE: New Lockbox for GET payments Launched
December 16, 2015
GET taxpayers should mail their GET payments to a new, separate P.O. Box to expedite processing of GET payments:
GET Returns (Form G-45) – P.O. Box 1425, Honolulu, HI 96806-1425
GET Payments (Form VP-1 plus payment) – P.O.Box 1730, Honolulu, HI 96806-1730.
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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.