The Hawaii Department of Taxation (DOT) Aug. 1 announced that Section 231-8.5, Hawaii Revised Statutes enables the DOT to require certain taxpayers to file excise tax returns electronically. Noncompliant taxpayers are subject to a 2 percent penalty on the amount of tax owed, and may accrue additional penalties or interest. Electronic filing requirements are different from electronic payment requirements. The announcement includes information on: 1) tax types required to e-file, with their effective dates; and 2) frequently asked questions on e-filing. [Haw. Dep’t of Tax’n, Mandatory Electronic Filing, 08/01/19]

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