The state of Hawaii collects income taxes on April 20th, which allows you n extra five days in between the filing deadline for federal income tax and state income tax.
• Lists basic Hawaii state tax information
• Links to the major Hawaii income tax forms
• Shows you how you can save time and money by e-filing
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Tax Rate Range: Low - 1.4%; High - 8.25% Income Brackets*: Lowest - $2,000; Highest - $40,000 Number of Brackets: 9 Personal Exemptions: Single - $1,040; Married - $2,080; Dependents - $1,040; Seniors - $0 Standard Deduction: Single - $1,500; Married filing Jointly - $1,900 Medical/Dental Deduction: Same as Federal Taxes Federal Income Tax Deduction: None
*Note: These numbers are for single filers. The income ranges for joint returns are doubled.
Filing your Hawaii state tax return
In Hawaii, the filing status used on your state income tax return does not have to be the same as what is used on your federal tax return. You must, however, meet the qualifications set forth by federal tax laws and state tax laws for each of those filing statuses in order to file as such.
Hawaii state income tax laws allows to you to take the standard deduction even if you itemized your deductions on your federal income tax return. This holds true vice versa.
The most common credits Hawaii offers is the low income tax credit, low income renters tax credit, child care, and passenger restraint systems credit. For more credits check out Form CR.
Tax deductions allowed in Hawaii are the same as the federal itemized deductions.
Retirement income is taxable in Hawaii even if the source is from a state other than Hawaii.
In Hawaii, capital Gains are not taxed at the same rate as your income. Instead they are taxed at a rate of 7.25%.
Finally, if you are not a resident of Hawaii, you must still file a state tax return if you earn some income from the state.
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