News and Announcements

News Releases

Hawaiʻi Department of Taxation Warns Taxpayers Regarding “Loan Transfer” Scam
  HONOLULU – HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Taxation (Department) is cautioning taxpayers about recent scam activity in Hawaiʻi claiming to come from the Department.

Tax Announcements

Tax Announcement 2023-05
Maui County Surcharge on General Excise Tax and Rate of Tax Visibly Passed on to Customers, Effective January 1, 2024
  On July 19, 2023, Maui County enacted Ordinance No. 5551, which authorizes the imposition of a county surcharge (CS) on general excise tax (GET) for Maui County at the rate of 0.5%, beginning on January 1, 2024 and ending on December 31, 2030.

2023 Hawaii Wildfires FAQs

The Department has released FAQs related to 2023 Wildfire Relief concerns. These FAQs can be found at 2023 Hawaii Wildfires FAQs and provide guidance on relief that is available and how to make relief requests.

Recent Updates

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

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

Tax Research Insights

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


View the department’s annual and monthly tax reports.


Taxpayer Services
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