Hawaii Income Taxes and HI State Tax Forms

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Your Hawaii Income Tax Return

Efile.com makes it easy for you to e-file your state tax return (e.g resident, nonresident, or part-year resident returns). However, the IRS and the respective state tax agencies require you to e-file a federal income tax return at the same time you efile a state tax return. This is not an efile.com policy but an IRS and state agency policy. Many taxpayers have asked how they can only prepare and file a state income tax return. The efile.com tax application lets you prepare a state tax return only, however you cannot efile the state return upon completion. Instead, you will have to download the completed state tax return as a PDF file, print it, sign it, and mail it to the respective state - the address is on the PDF file. Find more detailed instructions on how to prepare and file a state only return on efile.com.

2018 Hawaii Income Tax Filing Deadlines

Deadline
Type of Filing
Description
April 20, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Hawaii State Income Tax Return Due Date.
April 20, 2019
Tax Extension
Hawaii Automatic Extension. Details below.
October 20, 2019
Tax Return - efileIT*
Last day to efile a 2018 Hawaii State Income Tax Return for tax extension filers and late efilers.
Now
Requires an accepted 2018 or previous year Hawaii State Tax Return.
State Tax Returns
Select respective State Tax Return Deadlines.
Federal Tax Returns
IRS Tax Return Deadlines.

E-File These 2018 Hawaii State Tax Forms

Prepare and efile these state forms for 2018 in conjunction with your federal and state income tax return. As you proceed through the tax interview on efile.com, the application will select the correct state forms for you. You can also select tax forms individually. All these forms will then be e-filed by you to the state tax agency. Instructions on how to only prepare a state income tax return.

Form/Schedule
Description
efileIT Now*
Form N-1
Declaration of Estimated Income Tax for Individuals
Form N-2
Individual Housing Account
Form N-11
Individual Resident Income Tax Return
Form N-15
Individual Non-Resident & Part Year Resident Income Tax Return
Form N-103
Sale of Your Home
Form N-139
Moving Expenses
Form N-200V
Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Form N-210
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
Form N-586
Tax Credit for Low-Income Housing
Schedule CR
Schedule of Tax Credits
Employee's Employee's Withholding Allowance and Status Certificate
Cannot be efiled


* Due to IRS and state tax agency tax data sharing and validation requirements, you can only e-file a state income tax return while also e-filing a federal income tax return. This is not an efile.com created policy, but all online tax web sites have to adhere to this IRS/state issued tax data sharing policy. Find out how to only prepare and file a state tax return. Only on efile.com can you prepare and efile unlimited state tax returns for one low price. Most other sites charge a per state price.

Hawaii efile Error Codes

If your Hawaii state return was rejected by the state and not efile.com, 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.

How To File a Hawaii Tax Extension

If you are certain that you cannot file your Hawaii return by the deadline, you do not need to file for an extension. You will automatically receive a 6-month extension of time to file your return (not to pay). The extended tax return due date is October 20, 2019. Please be aware that Hawaii will not accept the federal extension form as an extension for your Hawaii tax return. However, if you expect to owe income taxes, you should submit your payment with payment voucher Form N-101A. If you efiled your return and are making a payment by check or money order, you must complete a Form N-101A on efile.com. If you are making a payment by credit card, a Form N-101A is not needed. If you are making an automatic extension payment, you also must use Form N-101A unless it is made electronically. Use efile.com and prepare a Hawaii tax return to find out what your Hawaii state income tax payment will be.

Important: Do you need to prepare and e-file an IRS or federal tax extension as well?

How to File A Hawaii Tax Amendment

Amended Hawaii tax returns can only be mailed; they cannot be efiled. Learn how to file a Hawaii tax amendment.

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

2017 Tax Year Hawaii Tax Forms

Hawaii state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Hawaii Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Declaration of Estimated Income Tax for Individuals
Individual Housing Account
Individual Resident Income Tax Return
Individual Non-Resident & Part Year Resident Income Tax Return
Sale of Your Home
Moving Expenses
Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
Tax Credit for Low-Income Housing
Schedule of Tax Credits

2016 Tax Year Hawaii Tax Forms

Hawaii state tax forms for previous Tax Years cannot be prepared and e-filed during the current tax season. You will need to print, fill out, and mail the forms to the Hawaii Department of Revenue.

Form/Schedule
Description
Individual Housing Account
Individual Resident Income Tax Return
Individual Non-Resident & Part Year Resident Income Tax Return
Sale of Your Home
Moving Expenses
Individual Income Tax Payment Voucher
Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates, and Trusts
Tax Credit for Low-Income Housing
Schedule of Tax Credits

 

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 $200,001 and above

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 Hawaii Tax Fact

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

Hawaii State Tax Agency Contacts

You can contact the Hawaii Department of Taxation at 808-587-4242.

For more information on Hawaii state income taxes, you can visit the website of The Hawaii Department of Taxation.

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