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TAG: maui tax
June 29, 2016

Six Maui Towns in State’s Top 10 for Retirement Ease

Kahului, Wailuku, Kīhei, Makawao, Lahaina and Kula take the top six spots in the ranking of the state's 10 tax-friendliest places for retirees in Hawai‘i.
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April 28, 2016

Maui B&B Owners Dispute ‘Punitive’ Tax Rate

Maui County Budget and Finance Committee Chair Riki Hokama has proposed a 40% property tax increase for Commercialized Residential permitted properties—Maui's bed-and-breakfast properties, while maintaining or reducing tax rates by 2% for other classifications.
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April 13, 2016

7 Maui County Post Offices Offer Tax Day Late Collections

A total of 26 Post Offices across the state, including 7 in Maui County, will offer late collection of mail from specially marked collection boxes on federal Tax Day, Monday, Apr. 18.
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March 10, 2016

Farmers Testify Against Proposed Changes in Ag Land Taxation

Opponents say the bill would eliminate the county's current “agriculture-use value” assessment, changing all agricultural lands to a “market value” assessment. They claim it would result in increased taxes for farmers and ranchers, and "severely handicap" the farming community in Maui County.
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March 06, 2016

Ask the Mayor: Are There Vacation Rental Permit Exemptions?

Is anyone “grandfathered in” from having to get a vacation rental permit if the short-term has been in existence since 1999 or 2000?
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February 02, 2016

Goodwill Hawaiʻi Offers Free Tax Filing Help for Low-Income Families

Beginning today, Feb. 2, 2016, seven clinics will open across the state. Individuals and families who earned $54,000 or less in 2015 and do not own a home or business are eligible for the service.
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October 15, 2015

Maui County Bond Sale Generates Taxpayer Savings

Department of Finance Director Danny Agsalog recently announced that Maui County’s continued strong bond ratings, strong investor interest and a very low interest rate environment have again generated $68.4 million in savings for taxpayers.
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October 07, 2015

About Maui Property Taxes for 2015-16…

Maui properties are assessed at 100% true market value every year (average of cost and market comparison) and leasehold properties are assessed by complete value; this is how a "fair market value" is established.
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August 10, 2015

Ask the Mayor: Why Can’t Property Tax Values Be Adjusted Throughout the Year?

I bought a home on Maui last January, but because it had been used as a rental, I had to pay an extra $1,400 in property taxes until my Homeowner Exemption finally kicked in the following year. Why can’t home values be calculated throughout the year?
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July 20, 2015

Maui County Property Appraisers Produce Video

Maui County property tax bills will be going out later this month. To help taxpayers understand the process, the Real Property Assessment Division is featuring a new video on their webpage.
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June 29, 2015

Ask the Mayor: Why Can’t We Use Licence Plates to Access Ownership?

Since we (the public) can look up who owns certain property by a tax key number or address, then why can’t we look up who owns a car by the license plate number?
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June 22, 2015

Maui County has Lowest Tax Burden in Hawaiʻi

The weight of the tax burden varies across different states and counties across the country. Maui County’s tax burden ranks lowest against other counties in the state.
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March 13, 2015

County to Release Real Property Assessment Notices

13.5% increase in Maui County property values reported.
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April 29, 2014

Mayor Disappointed at Slight Increase of TAT for Counties

House Bill 1671 boosts the counties’ portion of the TAT, also known as the hotel room tax, to $103 million from $93 million for the fiscal year beginning July 1.
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April 15, 2013

6 Maui Post Offices Offer Tax Day Late Collections

Today is the federal tax return deadline. A total of 28 post offices across the state, including six on Maui, are offering late collection of mail from specially marked collection boxes to accommodate last-minute filers.
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