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Our mission is to administer the tax laws of the State of Hawaii in a consistent, uniform, and fair manner.

What’s New

  • Department of Taxation Warns Taxpayers About Suspicious Letters
    April 15, 2016
    HONOLULU – The Department of Taxation is alerting Hawaii taxpayers that letters and mailers from private companies – some of which could be fraudulent – are targeting taxpayers that may have a tax lien. These letters are also targeting taxpayers who have already paid their tax lien.
    Examples 15 pages, 614.65 KB.
  • Adoption of New Hawaii Administrative Rules
    April 13, 016
    The Department has recently adopted the following Hawaii Administrative Rules, in accordance with chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes:
    1. Relating to Cash Economy Enforcement
    2. Relating to Reconsideration of Assessment
    3. Relating to Alternative Methods of Apportionment
    4. Relating to the Car-Sharing Vehicle Surcharge Tax

    For more information, click here.

  • Hawai’i Health Connector Information
    April 5, 2016
  • Tax Announcement 2016-04
    April 4, 2016
    Adoption of Temporary Hawaii Administrative Rules Relating to: (1) Act 204, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015; (2) Disclosure of Tax Return Information to Persons with a Material Interest in the Return; and (3) Revocation of General Excise Tax licenses Because of Abandonment.
  • Temporary Hawaii Administrative Rules
    March 28, 2016
    The Department has adopted temporary administrative rules under section 237-10.7, Hawaii Revised Statutes. Temporary administrative rules are effective for 18 months following the rules’ effective date. Temporary administrative rules have the force and effect of any other administrative rules.
    For more information, click here.
  • Council on Revenues Meeting, May 24, 2016
    March 14, 2016
    The next (GF) COR meeting is tentatively scheduled for Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 2pm.
  • Update: Tax Refunds
    January 8, 2016
    For the 2016 tax season, the Department has adopted additional safeguards that may delay tax refunds for some taxpayers, but not all, for up to 16 weeks. We encourage taxpayers who are expecting refunds to file early. By filing early, taxpayers are more likely to receive their refund quicker. Interest may be paid if your refund is not issued by July 20, 2016. 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.
  • TAT License Advertising Rules Forthcoming
    January 4, 2016
    Act 204, Session Laws of Hawaii 2015, became effective January 1, 2016, and requires that operators of transient accommodations designate an on-island local contact and display that contact’s name, phone number and email address inside the unit, and provide that information either in online advertisements, or to the guest upon check-in. Act 204 also requires that a unit’s TAT license number be displayed both inside the unit itself and in all online advertisements, either directly in the advertisement or by a link. Temporary administrative rules will be issued shortly to help clarify the TAT license number advertising and posting requirements, including how penalties may be assessed.
  • 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.
    For more information, click here.

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

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.

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.