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New Advocate Gives Taxpayers a Helping Hand

December 31, 2015, 11:00 AM HST
* Updated December 31, 8:13 AM
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Hawaii taxesThe State Tax Department has selected Jaysen Morikami as the new Taxpayer Advocate. He has worked to resolve both taxpayers and tax practitioners’ problems the past 11 years in the department’s Taxpayer Services Section.

The Taxpayer Advocate Can Help:

· Taxpayers who have unresolved state tax problems after exhausting all appropriate avenues of resolution;
· Taxpayers who believe his or her rights have been abridged;
· Taxpayers who are not looking for an alternative to the formal appeals process or established departmental procedures; and
· Taxpayers who are not seeking legal or technical tax advice or determinations.

“We’re excited to have Mr. Morikami take on the Taxpayer Advocate role in the State Tax Department,” said Tax Director Maria Zielinski. “Because the advocate helps to ensure that all taxpayers rights are protected, finding and hiring a highly qualified person to handle these responsibilities is important. We have confidence that Mr. Morikami will serve the state’s taxpayers well.”

For more information about the Taxpayer Advocate program, go online.

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