Hawaii Income Taxes and HI State Tax Forms

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Prepare and efile Your Hawaii Tax Return

The efile.com tax software makes it easy for you to efile your state tax return and use the correct state tax forms. Prepare and efile your Hawaii state tax return (resident, nonresident, or part-year resident) and Federal tax return together or separately at efile.com. View the federal tax return filing requirements.

Hawaii Income Tax Filing Deadline

The regular deadline to file a Hawaii state income tax return is April 20.

Tax Deadline DateType of Income Tax ReturnFiling Deadline / Due Date Description
April 20, 2014 2013 Hawaii State Tax Return Due date for Hawaii State Income Tax Returns - income tax filing deadline
April 20, 2014 2013 Hawaii State Tax Extension Due date for Hawaii automatic extensions
October 15, 2014 2013 Hawaii State Tax Return Last day to efile a 2013 Hawaii State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers

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Hawaii State Tax Forms that Can Be efiled

efile.com supports all of the forms that Hawaii allows to be efiled. You can efile any of the following Hawaii state tax forms:

Form/ScheduleDescriptionCan I efile this form?
Form Demographic Information 





 
Form  Itemized Deductions
Form State Tax Refund Worksheet 
Form N-1 Declaration of Estimated Income Tax for Individuals
Form N2 Individual Housing Account
Form N-11, N-13, N-15 Schedule X Credit for Low-Income Housing Renters
Form N20K1 Partner's Share of Income, Credits, Deductions, Etc.
Form N319 Tax Credit for Research Activities
Form N330 School Repair and Maintenance Tax Credit
Form N814 Parent's Election to Report Child's Interest and Dividends

Hawaii State Tax Forms that Cannot Be efiled

 

FormDescription
Form HW-4 Employee's Withholding Allowance and Status Certificate

HI Tax Extension

Extension FormHawaii Extension InstructionsHow to File

N-101A

Hawaii grants all taxpayers an automatic 6-month extension of time to file (not to pay). The extended tax return due date is October 15. You do not need to file a form to get a Hawaii state tax extension unless a tax payment is due. The HI Department of Taxation will not accept federal extension Form 4868 in place of Form N-101A.

If you have HI taxes owed, you must file Form N-101A with 100% of your estimated tax liability by April 20, 2014.  Make sure that your HI state return includes the full payment of any tax not already paid. Use Form N-200V to send your payment to the Department of Taxation for efficient and accurate processing. 

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Form N-200V

Important Reminder!  If you are efiling a Hawaii tax extension, you may need to efile a federal tax extension as well.

HI Tax Amendment

Hawaii state amended tax return cannot be efiled; they must be filed by mail. Learn how to prepare and file a Hawaii state tax amendment.


Important Reminder!  If you are filing a Hawaii tax amendment, you may need to file a federal tax amendment as well.


Past Year Forms: Tax Year 2012 Hawaii Tax Forms (Print, Fill Out, and Mail)
Form N-1 Declaration of Estimated Income Tax for Individuals

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Form N-2 Individual Housing Account
Form N-11 Individual Income Tax Return (Resident)
Form N-15 Individual Income Tax Return (Nonresidents and Part-Year Residents)
Form N-35, Schedule K1 Shareholder's Share of Income, Credits, Deductions, Etc.
Form N-103 Sale of Your Home
Form N-110 Statement of Person Claiming Refund Due a Deceased Taxpayer
Form N-139 Moving Expenses
Form N-158 Investment Interest Expense Deduction
Form N-200V Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Form N-210 Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
Form N-319 Tax Credit for Research Activities
Form N-330 School Repair and Maintenance Tax Credit
Form N-342 Renewable Energy Technologies Income Tax Credit (For Systems Installed and Placed in Service on or After July 1, 2009)
Form N-342A Information Statement Concerning Renewable Energy Technologies Income Tax Credit for Systems Installed and Placed in Service on or After July 1, 2009
Form N-586 Tax Credit for Low-Income Housing
Form N-814 Parent's Election to Report Child's Interest and Dividends
Schedule CR Schedule of Tax Credits
Schedule X Tax Credits for Hawaii Residents

Where's My Refund? - Check Your Hawaii State Tax Refund Status

Expect your refund within 8 weeks of the the date you filed your HI state tax return. However, it may take additional time if you filed the return close to the April 20 filing deadline, if errors were made on your completed return, or if you moved and did not inform your district tax office regarding your new address. Please wait at least 4 weeks for your return to be processed and received by the HI state tax department before checking your refund status.

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HI efile Error Codes

If your Hawaii state return was rejected, you will receive an error reject code. If you prepared and efiled your return on efile.com, we will provide you with an explanation of how to correct the error on your return. You may then resubmit your state return at no additional charge until it is accepted by the state.

View a list of all Hawaii State efile Income Tax Return Error Reject Codes.


Hawaii Tax Facts

HI Income Tax:

Individual income is taxed across twelve tax brackets at twelve graduated tax rates.

  • 1.4% for the first $2,400 of taxable income
  • 3.2% for taxable incomes between $2,401 and $4,800
  • 5.5% for taxable incomes between $4,801 and $9,600
  • 6.4% for taxable incomes between $9,601 and $14,400
  • 6.8% for taxable incomes between $14,401 and $19,200
  • 7.2% for taxable incomes between $19,201 and $24,000
  • 7.6% for taxable incomes between $24,001 and $36,000
  • 7.9% for taxable incomes between $36,001 and $48,000
  • 8.25% for taxable incomes between $48,001 and $150,000
  • 9% for taxable incomes between $150,001 and $175,000
  • 10% for taxable incomes between $175,001 and $200,000
  • 11% for taxable incomes above $200,000

The income amounts are doubled for married couples filing jointly.

HI Sales Tax:

Hawaii does not collect a sales tax, but the state has a 4% general excise tax. The excise tax is imposed on all business activities, including commissions, services, retail sales, and rental income. Activities such as wholesale sales are taxed at one-half of 1%.

More information on Hawaii sales tax

HI Personal Property Tax:

There is no personal property tax on cars and boats. Real property, land and improvements are subject to a 100% "fair market value" tax, which includes assessments. Tax rates are per $1,000 net assessed value.

Personal property taxes are only administered in the following counties:

  • Honolulu
  • Hawaii
  • Maui
  • Kauai

Hawaii allows tax exemptions for owner-occupied homes, including multiple age-based exemptions. Specific exemption amounts may vary by county.

Odd Tax Fact:

The Hawaii tax department imposes the 4% excise tax on wedding ceremonies they determine as nonreligious "tourist weddings."

HI State Tax Agency:

For more information, you can visit the website of The Hawaii Department of Taxation.

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