News and Announcements

News Releases

Owners of Local Unlicensed Businesses Charged with Tax Violations
  HONOLULU – In two separate cases, Jerrylyn A. Nicolas and Mae Ann M. Chu-Calaycay were arrested for tax violations resulting from investigations of unlicensed businesses by the Hawaiʻi Department of Taxation (DOTAX).

Tax Announcements

Tax Announcement 2024-03
Act 46, Session Laws of Hawaiʻi 2024, Relating to Income Tax
  Act 46 increases the standard deduction amounts, with amendments taking effect in tax years 2024, 2026, 2028, 2030, and 2031. Act 46 also amends the income tax brackets by increasing the income limits in each bracket, with amendments taking effect in tax years 2025, 2027, and 2029.

Recent Updates


Pass-Through Entity Taxation

For taxable years beginning after December 31, 2022, partnerships and S corporations may elect to pay Hawai’i income taxes at the entity level. Eligible members of an electing pass-through entity (PTE) may claim a Hawai’i income tax credit for the pro rata share of PTE taxes paid.

Visit the Pass-Through Entity Taxation page for more information.

Loan-Out Company General Excise Tax (GET) Withholding Payment

To see step-by step instructions on how to pay a Loan-Out Company General Excise Tax (GET) withholding payment on Hawaiʻi Tax Online, click on the “E-Services” tab above and access a Powerpoint presentation in the “Other Resources” section at the bottom of the E-Services page.

To make a Loan-Out Company General Excise Tax (GET) withholding payment click on the “E-Services” tab above and click on the link Sign-in into your HTO account, select “More…” tab, under “Payments & Returns” tile, select “Manage Loan-out Payments (Film Credit),” or under the “Payment” tile, click on the link “Make a Loan-out Payment (Film Credit)”.

Tools & Resources

Tax License Search

Use this page to search for your Hawaii Tax license(s) and status(es).

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.

online certificate of vendor compliance (hce)

Expedites your ability to furnish proof of compliance with the requirements of 103D-310(c), HRS

Protect Your Information

Helpful tips and reminders to prevent you from getting scammed and to protect your information.

Third Party Registration

This page provides information on how to register as a Verified Practitioner under the State of Hawai‘i.

Collections Services

Tax Collection Services is charged with the recovery of taxes. Got a Collections issue or question?

Reports & Data

Data Dashboards

data dashboardDownload and interact with data from DOTAX’s official reports.

Tax Research Insights

tax research insightsView posts that highlight interesting finds by the authors of the Department’s annual research reports.


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