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Hawaii Tax Information

  • The state does not have a sales tax; instead it assesses a General Excise Tax (GET) and a Transient Accomodation Tax (TAT) on merchants.
  • Individually billed accounts (IBA) are not exempt from GET or TAT.
  • Centrally billed accounts (CBA) may be exempt from GET.

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The state of Hawaii does not assess state sales tax on consumers. Instead, the state assesses GET on businesses for the sale of goods.

Notes for the GET:

  • Businesses have the ability to pass along the GET to cardholders.
  • If a business sells goods to the federal government, the sale is exempt and the business may claim a deduction.
  • Should the vendor not claim a deduction, the assessment of GET is allowable as it is not a state sales tax.

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Updated February 15, 2023

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