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Hawaii Sales Tax Guide for Businesses

Sales Tax Rate
4.0%
Local Taxes
Yes
Website
Department of Taxation
Tax Line
808-587-4242

Unliked most states, rather than having a sales tax, Hawaii has a “General Excise Tax” (GET). Visit the Hawaii Department of Taxation to read more about Hawaii’s General Excise Tax.

When are Hawaii General Excise Tax Returns Due?

When you file and pay Hawaii general excise tax depends on two things: your assigned filing frequency and the state’s due dates.

How often will you file general excise tax returns in Hawaii?

States assign you a filing frequency when you register for your general excise tax permit. In most states, how often you file general excise tax is based on the amount of general excise tax you collect from buyers in the state.

In Hawaii, you will be required to file and remit general excise tax either monthly, quarterly or annually.

How often you are required to file general excise tax in Hawaii follows this general rule:

Average Monthly Tax Liability Filing Frequency
$333.34 and up Monthly
$166.67 to $333.33 Quarterly
$0 to $166.66 Annually

Hawaii general excise tax returns are always due the 20th of the month following the reporting period. If the filing due date falls on a weekend or holiday, general excise tax is generally due the next business day.

2017 Hawaii Monthly Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

Taxable Period Due Date
*January February 21, 2017*
February March 20, 2017
March April 20, 2017
*April May 22, 2017*
May June 20, 2017
June July 20, 2017
*July August 21, 2017*
August September 20, 2017
September October 20, 2017
October November 20, 2017
November December 20, 2017
* December January 22, 2018*

*indicates a due date pushed back due to a weekend or holiday

2017 Hawaii Quarterly Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

Taxable Period Due Date
Q1 (Jan - Mar) April 20, 2017
Q2 (Apr-Jun) July 20, 2017
Q3 (Jul-Sep) October 20, 2017
*Q4 (Oct-Dec) January 22, 2018*

2017 Hawaii Annual Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

Taxable Period Due Date
*Year 2017 January 22, 2018*

Click here for information about Hawaii general excise tax filing due dates in 2017.

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