Aloha!

Our sites are now CLOSED!

Updated site listings will be posted in mid-January on our Site Information page.  

Harris United Methodist Church site closed

The Harris site is closed for the Tax Year 2019 filing season due to lack of volunteers.  The nearest sites are St. Elizabeth Episcopal Church and Catholic Charities.  See the site listings document for days and hours.  Note that Catholic Charities is only open on Saturdays and will not be able to handle all former Harris clients.  We strongly recommend using the St. Elizabeth site.
 
Beware telephone and e-mail tax scams!

The IRS will NOT initially contact you by phone or e-mail - only by U.S. Postal mail.  Never respond or provide information to requests originating by phone or e-mail.  See this IRS article concerning current phone scams:


Tax-Aide volunteers may contact you by phone if there is some problem filing your return.  However, they will NOT request personal information except what is required to fix an error.  To confirm that you are speaking to an actual Tax-Aide volunteer with access to your return, ask them to tell you certain information that was included on your return, for example, your adjusted gross income, mailing address, etc. and compare their answer with the printed copy of your return.  If the caller is not able to provide this information, return to the site where your return was prepared to determine if there actually is an issue with your return.

                                                        Beware erroneous refund tax scam!

The IRS reports that some taxpayers are seeing erroneous refunds direct deposited to their bank accounts.   See this IRS article to learn about the scam and how to respond to it:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/scam-alert-irs-urges-taxpayers-to-watch-out-for-erroneous-refunds-beware-of-fake-calls-to-return-money-to-a-collection-agency

E-File your own return FREE!

If your earned income and adjusted gross income is $66,000 or less for 2018, you qualify to use IRS Free File to file your federal return only at no cost or MyFreeTaxes to e-file both your federal and state returns at no cost to you.  Go to this link for IRS Free File or this link for MyFreeTaxes.  

Looking for your refund?

Federal: Click here to access the IRS' Where's My Refund tool or call the IRS at 1-800-829-1040. 

Hawaii:  Click here to access the Hawaii refund locator page or call the state Department of Taxation at 808-587-4242 or 1-800-222-3229.  

In both cases, you will need some information from your return, so be sure to have it handy when going online or calling.


See us in action!

Check out this video of our volunteers at the Liliha Library during February 2013.


Volunteer with us in 2021 (Tax Year 2020)!

We help over 15,000 taxpayers each year throughout the state of Hawaii, but we can't do it without our volunteers.  We have a variety of positions available, some of which require no tax knowledge at all.  If you are interested in serving Hawaii's kupuna and low-to-moderate income families and individuals, click here for information about our volunteer opportunities and to contact us about volunteering.  Individuals with computer skills (basic to advanced) are particularly needed, as all of our sites use computers and tax preparation software.  Please submit a volunteer application online by Nov 1, 2020 so we can ensure your training needs are met.