E-File Individual and Corporate Income Tax Returns
The State of Hawaii is a participant in an Internal Revenue Service program that allows taxpayers to electronically file their federal and state income tax returns using approved tax preparation software or authorized tax professionals. Individual and Corporate Income tax returns can be filed through the software products or tax professionals approved for this program. Please contact vendors directly for any problems you encounter with their products or services.
E-File with Hawaii Tax Online
Hawaii Tax Online is a new Department website that currently supports Corporate Income, Franchise, General Excise, Public Service Company, Rental Motor Vehicle, Tour Vehicle, and Car-Sharing Vehicle Surcharge, Seller’s Collection, Transient Accommodations, and Use tax types. It will provide taxpayers and practitioners with 24/7 access to account information, notices, and returns. Filing taxes and making debit payments through this system is free. Hawaii Tax Online will support additional tax types each year based on the progress of the Tax System Modernization Program.
E-File with DoTax.eHawaii.gov
You can electronically file select state tax forms and make payments through DOTAX.eHawaii.gov. This existing system, sometimes referred to as ELF, will continue to be available for tax types that Hawaii Tax Online does not support. It will also continue to support tax types that have been recently moved to Hawaii Tax Online. Filing taxes through this system is free, but it adds additional fees to any tax payments. Note that sign in information for this system is separate from usernames and passwords from eHawaii.gov and Hawaii Tax Online.
Hawaii’s Bulk Electronic Filing System (HiBEFS)
The State of Hawaii Department of Taxation HiBEFS enables approved transmitters and reporting agents the ability to electronically transmit multiple HW-14 and HW-3 withholding tax returns via SFTP in a single ZIP file.
Income Tax Refund Status
Check the status of individual income tax refunds 16 weeks after submitting a tax return. Status information is updated once a day.
Search Business Tax Licenses
Use this search engine to search names and Hawaii Tax ID numbers of taxpayers that have been issued a tax permit/license/account for fuel tax, general excise/use tax, seller’s collection, transient accommodations tax, cigarette and tobacco tax, and/or withholding tax.
Hawaii Business Express (HBE)
Use HBE to file a single application to register a new business with the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA), apply for various types of tax permits/licenses/accounts with the Department of Taxation, and register for unemployment insurance with the Department of Labor and Industrial Relations (DLIR).
Hawaii Compliance Express (HCE)
Use HCE to file a single application to apply for a Certificate of Good Standing from the DCCA, a tax clearance from the Department of Taxation, a tax Certificate of Compliance from the DLIR, and a tax clearance from the Internal Revenue Service. HCE issues a single Certificate of Vendor Compliance that satisfies proof of compliance requirements for taxpayers with state and county government contracts of $2,500 or more.