Tax Forms and Publications

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Forms

Publications

Publication Description
Fast Tax Reference Guide 2017 4 pages, 227 KB, 02/16/2018 Reference sheet with Hawaii tax schedule and credits
Outline of the Hawaii Tax System as of July 1, 2018 4 pages, 56 KB, 12/18/2018 A summary of state taxes including information on tax rates, forms that must be filed, and when taxes must be paid.
Information on Hawaii State Taxes (Rev. 2018) 2 pages, 44 KB, 12/18/2018 A general overview of common state business taxes.
Booklet A Employer’s Tax Guide (Rev. 2017) 64 pages, 593 KB, 1/10/2018 An employer’s guide on state income tax withholding requirements including who must file tax returns, which forms to use, when the tax returns and payments are due, and employer income tax withholding rates and tables effective January 1, 2013.

Guidelines for Reproduced and Substitute Paper Tax Forms

Hawaii state tax forms and reproduction specifications are available on the Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA) Secure Exchange System (SES) website. The SES website is a secure way to provide files to those that reproduce our forms.

Access to the SES website will be granted upon receipt and approval of:
  Form EF-6, Intent to Participate in the Hawaii Forms Reproduction Program Tax Year 2019 (Rev. 2019), and
  Pub EF-4, Hawaii Third Party Print Vendors Handbook for Forms Reproduction (Rev. 2019) Release Date: October 2019 (V1.2).
Any test forms submitted without an approval confirmation email from us will not be tested. Please submit Form QA-1, DOTAX – QA Form Testing Approval Transmittal, when submitting forms for testing.
  Form QA-1, DOTAX – QA Form Testing Approval Transmittal

Printed reproduced or substitute Hawaii tax forms must adhere to certain requirements to insure they are consistent with the official forms and compatible with our processing system.

Any printed reproduced forms that have crucial inconsistencies with the official version which results in an unprocessible tax return will be returned to the taxpayer. The taxpayer will be notified that their tax return cannot be processed and the taxpayer must resubmit the tax return using an approved reproduction of the form. There is no perfection period for paper forms.

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If you have any questions, please email us at Tax.Technical.Section@hawaii.gov.

IMPORTANT! The forms posted on the SES website cannot be used or filed until they are posted on DOTAX’s Tax Forms and Publications web page. Most forms will be posted on January 2, 2019.

Page Last Updated: October 2, 2019