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Hawaii Sales Tax Guide for Businesses

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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.

Do you have economic nexus in Hawaii?

Effective July 1, 2018, Hawaii considers vendors who make more than $100,000 in sales annually or more than 200 transactions in the state in the previous or current calendar year to have economic nexus. This means the state considers these vendors obligated to collect sales tax from buyers in the state. You can read Hawaii’s economic nexus guidance for sellers here and you can read more about economic nexus in every state here.

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:

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.

2021 Hawaii Monthly Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

2021 Hawaii Quarterly Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

2021 Hawaii Annual Sales Tax Filing Due Dates

Top 20 Most Populous Cities in Hawaii and their Sales Tax Rates (Hawaii General Excise Tax is 4.5% for all sales)

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

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