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

  • Tax Facts 31-2
    April 17, 2015
    Tax Clearances for State & County Contracts
  • Update: Taxpayer Services Call Center
    April 15, 2015
    Although the Department continues to receive a high volume of telephone calls as we approach the April 20th filing deadline, the intermittent telephone problems have been resolved. We thank the public for its patience.
  • Update: Tax Refunds
    April 14, 2015
    As we enter the peak tax processing period, while continuing to review tax returns for validity and accuracy, we anticipate that the timing of tax refunds will extend to a range of approximately 10 – 14 weeks. The longer processing times are in response to higher volume as well as additional scrutiny necessary to stop tax fraud that could cost the State millions of dollars. Please be assured that we are doing everything we can to expedite the processing of all tax returns and ask for the public’s continued patience.
  • Council on Revenues Meeting, May 21, 2015
    March 16, 2015
  • 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.