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Hawaii General Excise Tax Changes

Changes to the county surcharges for the County of Kauai and County of Hawaii are effective January 1, 2019


Effective January 1, 2019, the county surcharge for the County of Kauai and the County of Hawaii has changed. There has been no change to the county surcharge for the City & County of Honolulu or the County of Maui. As of January 1, 2019, the county surcharge for the various counties are as follows:

  • City & County of Honolulu - 0.50%

  • County of Kauai - 0.50%

  • County of Hawaii - 0.25%

  • County of Maui - 0.00%

As you know, you are allowed to pass on the Hawaii general excise tax and county surcharge to your clients, customers, and tenants. If you are passing on these taxes, the maximum pass-on rate is as follows:


  • City & County of Honolulu - 4.7120%

  • County of Kauai - 4.7120%

  • County of Hawaii - 4.4386%

  • County of Maui - 4.1666%

If you have any questions, please contact our office at (808) 833-1183.


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