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2009

2009 News Releases by Date
Date Title / Description
December 23, 2009 Owner of Consulting Company Sentenced for Tax Violations
December 1, 2009 Renter Sentenced in Tax Case
November 4, 2009 Woman Guilty of Tax Violations
November 3, 2009 Department of Taxation 2009 Year End Workshops on Kaua’i, Big Island, O’ahu and Maui
October 8, 2009 Auto Parts Owner & Companies To Pay Fines For Failing To File GE Tax Returns
October 5, 2009 Attorney Pleads “No Contest” To Not Filing Tax Returns
September 28, 2009 State Increase Tax Enforcement With Emphasis On Cash Economy
September 23, 2009 Home Care Provider Guilty of Filing False Returns
September 21, 2009 Auto Parts Retailer and Owner Sentenced For Not Filing Tax Returns
September 18, 2009 Tax Return Preparer Sentenced For Not Filing His Own Returns
September 16, 2009 Realty Company & Owner Sentenced For Not Filing Tax Returns
September 14, 2009 Repeat Tax Offender Charged With Multiple Violations
September 10, 2009 Local Entertainer Sentenced in Tax Case
August 4, 2009 Realtor Sentence for Felony in Tax Case
July 20, 2009 Return Preparer Sentenced in Tax Case
July 10, 2009 Department of Taxation Creates Special Enforcement Section With Emphasis on Cash Economy
June 23, 2009 Department of Taxation Reminds Taxpayers Tax Amnesty Program Closing This Friday
June 23, 2009 Department of Taxation Reminds Non-Resident Taxpayers and Out-of-State Organizations/Companies Tax Amnesty Program Closing This Friday
June 15, 2009 Attorneys Sentenced In Separate Tax Cases For Failing To File Tax Returns
June 15, 2009 Woman Found Guilty For Not Filing Tax Returns
May 29, 2009 Transient Accomodations Tax Increases July 1, 2009 and Again on July 1, 2010
May 27, 2009 Department of Taxation Announces Tax Fresh Start Program
May 11, 2009 State Tax Department to Hold Practitioners’ Forum
May 7, 2009 Department of Taxation Warns of Telephone Scam Regarding State of Hawaii Tax Refunds
May 1, 2009 CORRECTION: Rodney Villanueva
April 29, 2009 Criminal Complaint Filed in Tax Case
April 28, 2009 Tour Operator Found Guilty of Tax Violations
April 28, 2009 Criminal Complaint Filed in Tax Case
April 28, 2009 Criminal Complaint Filed in Tax Case
April 21, 2009 Delinquent Taxpayer Names To Be Posted On The Internet
April 15, 2009 No Jail For Refund Scheme Organizer
April 2, 2009 REMINDER: General Excise Tax Returns And Payments Must Be Filed Even If Taxpayers Did Not Request Booklets
March 30, 2009 State Tax Returns Due April 20th
Curbside Drop-Off Service for Last Minute filers on Oahu Discontinued This Year
February 20, 2009 State Department of Taxation Encourages E-Filing
Free On-Line Service Can Speed Up Tax Refunds
February 12, 2009 Fraudulent Refund Scheme Organizer Pleads Guilty
February 12, 2009 Real Estate Agent Found Guilty In Tax Case
February 12, 2009 Complaint Filed In Tax Case
February 11, 2009 Tax Protestor Sentenced For State Tax Crimes
February 3, 2009 Criminal Complaint Filed On Owner Of Ohana Hearing Company
January 20, 2009 Former Honolulu Police Officer Sentenced For State Tax Crimes

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2008

2008 News Releases by Date
Date Title / Description
December 30, 2008 Hawaii State Tax Department Makes It Easier For Businesses To Complete General Excise Tax Form
December 22, 2008 Maui Men Charged in Separate Tax Cases
December 15, 2008 State Tax Department to Assist Residents and Businesses Affected by Storms
December 3, 2008 Honolulu Man Found Guilty Of State Tax Crimes
October 27, 2008 Former Honolulu Police Officer Found Guilty Of State Tax Crimes
October 23, 2008 Department of Taxation 2008 Year End Workshops on Kaua’i, Big Island, O’ahu and Maui
October 2, 2008 Realtor Sentenced For Tax Violations
September 22, 2008 Fuel Company & President Sentenced in Tax Case
September 9, 2008 Real Estate Agent Gets Jail Term For Tax Violations
September 8, 2008 Hawai’i State Tax Department Urges Residents To Apply For Federal Economic Stimulus Payment
July 23, 2008 Tax Violations Filed Against Dead Beat Dads
July 14, 2008 Contractor Sentenced In Tax Case
July 21, 2008 State Warns of Email Scam Regarding State of Hawaii Tax Refunds
July 18, 2008 Department Of Taxation 2008 Summer Workshops on Kauai, Big Island, Oahu and Maui
July 11, 2008 State Tax Revenues in Fiscal Year 2008 Reach All-Time High of Up $4.6 Billion
July 10, 2008 Realtor Resentenced In Tax Case
July 3, 2008 Taxpayers Sentenced in Separate Tax Cases
July 2, 2008 Defendant Ordered To Pay Restitution In Theft In Tax Case
June 16, 2008 State Tax Department Going Green
Discontinues Mailing of Tax Booklets
May 27, 2008 Realtor Sentenced in Tax Case
May 23, 2008 State Tax Department to Hold Practitioner’s Forum
April 25, 2008 Complaint Filed on Maui Businessman
April 25, 2008 Corporate Officer Charged For Failing To File General Excise Tax Returns
April 22, 2008 Complaint File Against Fuel Distributor
April 22, 2008 General Excise Tax Instructional Video on Department of Taxation’s Website
April 18, 2008 Real Estate Agent Charged With Failure To File His General Excise Tax Returns
April 16, 2008 Extension Available To File Hawaii Net Income Tax Return
April 11, 2008 Couple Charged In Tax Case
April 10, 2008 Department of Taxation Eliminates $2.50 Transaction Fee to E-File and E-Pay
April 4, 2008 Man Charged With Erroneous Refund
March 28, 2008 Indictment On Real Estate Agent In A Tax Case
March 25, 2008 Corporation President Sentenced In Tax Case
March 20, 2008 Haleiwa Realtor Sentenced in Tax Case
March 12, 2008 Florida Man Sentenced For Filing False Tax Refunds
February 21, 2008 Real Estate Brokers Sentenced in Tax Cases
February 21, 2008 Complaint Filed Against Optometrist For Tax Violations
February 8, 2008 Woman Pleads Not Guilty to Tax Violations
January 24, 2008 Homeowner Pleads Guilty to Attempted Tax Evasion
January 11, 2008 The Department of Taxation Conducting General Excise Tax Workshops on Oahu

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2007

2007 News Releases by Date
Date Title / Description
December 28, 2007 Volunteers Offer Free Tax Preparation Assistance
December 20, 2007 State General Excise Tax Form Revised
November 9, 2007 Elimination of Form N-12, Individual Income Tax Return for Residents
November 2, 2007 Department of Taxation 2007 Year End Workshops on Kaua’i, Big Island, O’ahu and Maui
October 26, 2007 Local Businessman Sentenced in Tax Case
October 24, 2007 Realtor Pleads Guilty To Tax Violations
October 8, 2007 Probation Revocation Nets Jail in Misdemeanor Tax Case
October 8, 2007 Owner Charged With Failure To File General Excise and Transient Accomodations Tax
September 28, 2007 Corporation & Owner Fined in Tax Case
September 4, 2007 Tax Preparer & Real Estate Agent Sentenced for Tax Fraud
August 21, 2007 First Extradition in Tax Case
August 10, 2007 Tax Charges Results In Arrest
July 17, 2007 Department Of Taxation 2007 Summer Workshops on Kauai, Big Island, Oahu and Maui
July 10, 2007 Landscaper & Publisher of Magazine Pleads Guilty For Tax Crimes
June 29, 2007 City Employees & Bus Drivers Indicted For Tax Crimes
June 18, 2007 State Tax Department to Hold Practitioner’s Forum
May 9, 2007 Informational Video Designed for Landlords on Completing Revised General Excise Tax Returns Will Air on Olelo, Channel 49, and Is Avalable Online
April 17, 2007 First Quarter County Surcharge Collections Total $14.2 Million
April 13, 2007 Informational Video on Oahu County Surcharge Tax Available Online
April 5, 2007 State Tax Returns Due Friday, April 20, 2007
Curbside drop-off available for last-minute filers on O’ahu
March 19, 2007 Informational Briefing on 1/2% Oahu County Surcharge Tax Will Air on Olelo, Channel 54
February 12, 2007 State Tax Returns E-File
January 23, 2007 Income Tax Filing Season Information

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2006

2006 News Releases by Date
Date Title / Description
December 29, 2006 National Day of Mourning Observation Extends Some Filing Deadlines
November 9, 2006 Department of Taxation Temporarily Expands Call Center Hours & Days
November 8, 2006 Department of Taxation 2006 Year-End Workshops on Oahu and Neighbor Islands
October 18, 2006 State Department of Taxation Offers Tax Relief for Residents Affected by Earthquake
August 14, 2006 Tax Review Commission To Discuss Streamlined Sales and Use Tax Recommendation at August Meeting
June 22, 2006 Department of Taxation 2006 Summer Workshops on Oahu and Neighbor Islands
May 24, 2006 State Tax Refund Status Now Available on the Internet, May 24, 2006
April 18, 2006 State Tax Returns Due Thursday, April 20, 2006
April 11, 2006 Curbside Service Available For Last-Minute Filers On Oahu
April 4, 2006 State Tax Department Extends Period Of Tax Relief To April 9, 2006 To Provide Assistance To Residents And Business Affected By Storms
March 22, 2006 State Tax Department to Assist Residents and Businesses Affected by Storms
February 16, 2006 State Department of Taxation and AARP Tax-Aide to Offer Free One-Day Tax Assistance to the Waianae Community
February 10, 2006 State Department of Taxation / IRS Bring Free Tax Assistance to Molokai
February 8, 2006 Department of Taxation Expanding Hours for Customer Service Telephone Calls During Tax Season
February 3, 2006 Department of Taxation Encourages Taxpayers and Tax Practitioners to E-File (Electronically File) State Tax Returns
February 1, 2006 Income Tax Filing Season Information

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2005

2005 News Releases by Date
Date Title / Description
November 25, 2005 Department of Taxation Reduces Booklet Mailing Costs
November 8, 2005 Department of Taxation 2005 Year-End Workshops on Oahu and Neighbor Islands
November 2, 2005 Department of Taxation Publishes New General Excise/Use Tax Return Forms
August 17, 2005 State Tax Extensions Expire Monday, August 22, 2005
July 14, 2005 Department of Taxation Summer Workshop 2005
April 14, 2005 State Tax Returns Due Wednesday, April 20, 2005
April 14, 2005 Curbside Service Available for Last-Minute Filers on Oahu
February 7, 2005 State Department of Taxation /AARP Bring Free Tax Assistance to Molokai
February 7, 2005 1099-G and 1099-INT Statements from the State Tax Department Should Be Received by February 22
January 17, 2005 Income Tax Filing Season Information

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2004

2004 News Releases by Date
Date Title / Description
December 7, 2004 Notification Letters Going Out to Hawai`i Businesses
November 18, 2004 Criminal Tax Complaint on Tax Preparer
November 16, 2004 Department of Taxation Year-End Workshop 2004 on Oahu and the Neighbor Islands
October 25, 2004 TAX PREPARER SENT TO JAIL
October 18, 2004 TAX INDICTMENT: ‘JS&B Catering, Inc., and its President, John D. Miura’
October 11, 2004 Tax Department Computer System Implementation Completed Ahead of Schedule
September 20, 2004 Tax Department Computer System Implementation To Affect Hawaii Taxpayers October 1
July 30, 2004 Qualifying Taxpayers Who Failed To Pay Full Taxes To Be Given Penalty and Interest Waiver
July 26, 2004 Department of Taxation Summer Workshop 2004
April 30, 2004 Tax Bills Prematurely Sent to Persons Who Mailed Tax Payments Close to April 20
April 12, 2004 State Tax Returns Due Tuesday, April 20, 2004
April 12, 2004 Curbside Service Available For Last-Minute Filers on Oahu
April 5, 2004 State Tax Telephone Lines Open on Good Friday Holiday
March 4, 2004 Hawaii Signs Federation of Tax Administrators Agreement On Abusive Tax Avoidance Transactions
March 1, 2004 IRS and State Department of Taxation Alert Hawaii Taxpayers to Abusive Tax Schemes
February 11, 2004 State Department of Taxation to Release 2003 Tax Information CD in Late February
February 5, 2004 Automated State Income Tax Refund Information Now Available
January 27, 2004 Joint Department of Taxation and IRS Outreach on Molokai and in Waianae, Oahu
January 6, 2004 2004 Income Tax Filing Season Information

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2003

2003 News Releases by Date
Date Title / Description
November 10, 2003 Department of Taxation Year-End Workshop 2003 on Oahu and Neighbor Islands
July 24, 2003 Department of Taxation Summer Workshop 2003
July 21, 2003 Important Filing Deadline Information
July 7, 2003 General Excise and Other Business Tax Forms Booklets Delayed for Some Semiannual Filers
June 2, 2003 Qualified High Technology Business Information Filing Deadline June 16, 2003
May 15, 2003 Tax Practitioners’ Forum on May 28, 2003
May 12, 2003 State Income Tax Revenues Continue to Fall
April 19, 2003 Income Tax Revenues Plummet — Tax Credits Blamed
April 11, 2003 State Tax Returns Due Monday, April 21, 2003
Automatic Extension of Time to File Individual Income Tax Return Is…Automatic!
State Tax Phone Lines Open On Good Friday Holiday
Curbside Service Available For Last-Minute Filers On Oahu
April 11, 2003 Extensions of Deadlines and Other Tax Relief for Members of the Armed Forces, Reserves, and Hawaii National Guard
March 27, 2003 Number of E-Filed State Tax Returns Jumps
March 24, 2003 State Tax Department to Review Research Tax Credit Claims for Potential Abuses
March 17, 2003 State Tax Department Cracks Down on Act 221 Abuses
March 6, 2003 Department of Taxation and Internal Revenue Service Outreach 2003
January 16, 2003 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASE: ‘Owner of Rental Property Indicted for Tax Evasion’

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2002

2002 News Releases by Date
Date Title / Description
December 31, 2002 New Form G-27 Certification Required When Registering Vehicles Purchased Outside Hawaii
December 30, 2002 Information for the 2003 Income Tax Filing Season
December 24, 2002 Department of Taxation Issues Supplement to Booklet A, Employer’s Tax Guide
December 19, 2002 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASE: ‘Five Individuals Indicted for Tax Evasion, False and Fraudulent Statements and Theft’

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2001

2001 News Releases by Date
Date Title / Description
December 14, 2001 Department of Taxation Releases Revised Employer’s Tax Guide
December 7, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASE: ‘Tax Complaint Filed on Physician’s Business’
November 20, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASE: ‘RB Tax Return Preparer is Fined $2,000 (Ms. Rosalinda DeGuzman)’
November 7, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASES (2): ‘Honolulu Video Store and Former Owner Plead No Contest’, and ‘RB Tax Return Preparer is Fined $10,000 (Ms. Dina Caleda)’
October 31, 2001 State Expands Online Filing Services
October 10, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASE: ‘Kauai Barber Guilty on Tax Charges’
October 5, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASE: ‘Honolulu Attorney Fined for Not Filing His General Excise Taxes’
September 21, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASES (3): ‘Tax Complaint Filed on Honolulu Company and Officer (Mr. Nobukatsu Naito)’, ‘Tax Complaint Filed on Honolulu Company and Officer (Mr. Randall Ogata)’, and ‘RB Tax Service Return Preparer Indicted on 30 Counts (Ms. Vivian Soong)’
September 18, 2001 Tax Department Offers E-Filing of Estimated Tax Payments
September 12, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASE: ‘Trucking Company and Officers Fined and Restitution Ordered’
September 7, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASE: ‘Honolulu Architect Pleads No Contest to Tax Charges’
August 30, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASES (2): ‘RB Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges (Ms. Rosalinda DeGuzman)’, and ‘RB Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges (Mr. Richard Basuel II)’
August 14, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASES (2): ‘Honolulu Architect Charged for Failing to File His General Excise Taxes’, and ‘RB Tax Return Preparer Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges (Ms. Dina Caleda)’
July 19, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASE: ‘Honolulu Attorney Indicted for False Tax Returns’
July 17, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASE (2): ‘Tax Complaint Filed Against Honolulu Corporation’, and ‘Honolulu Attorney Charged for Failing to File His General Excise Taxes’
July 10, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASE: ‘Tax Complaint Filed Against Honolulu Realtor’
July 5, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASE: ‘Richard J. Basuel Sentenced to Jail and Fined $30,000’
June 5, 2001 Tax Department Offers E-Filing of Estimated Tax Payments
May 23, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASES (2): ‘Honolulu Realtor Pleads No Contest to Tax Charges’ and ‘Radio Hawaii, Inc. and Officer Pleads Guilty to Tax Charges’
April 2, 2001 Tax Department Offers Internet Filing of Various State Tax Forms
March 29, 2001 Tax Department Reminds Retailers Cigarette Packages Must Be Affixed With Cigarette Tax Stamps Beginning April 1, 2001
March 15, 2001 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASE: ‘A Dental Corporation and Officer Charged and Sentenced for Tax Violations’

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2000

2000 News Releases by Date
Date Title / Description
December 20, 2000 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASES: ‘RB Tax Preparers Sentenced in Circuit Court’, ‘Medicaid and Tax Charges Result in Guilty Plea’, ‘Richard J. Basuel II Indicted on 15 Tax Charges’, and ‘Tax Preparer Indicted on 30 Tax Charges’
October 24, 2000 Department of Taxation Releases Revised Employer’s Tax Guide
October 19, 2000 CRIMINAL TAX RELEASES (2): ‘Care Home Owner Indicted on Tax Charges’ and ‘Medical Company and Officer Pleads to Tax Charges’

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