Aloha!

Our sites are CLOSED for the season

Our sites will reopen in February 2017.  We will post an updated site listing on our Site Information page in mid-January 2017.

Change in Tax Software for Tax Year 2016

For Tax Year 2016 (filing season 2017), Tax-Aide will be using new tax preparation software provided by the IRS.  Due to this change, there will be NO carryforward of returns at ANY site in the state.  Returning clients should bring their 2015 return and all new 2016 tax documents, along with Social Security cards/documentation and picture ID.  

Central Union Church Tax-Aide site relocated to Harris United Methodist Church

Starting in February 2016, all Tax-Aide operations formerly at Central Union Church were relocated to Harris United Methodist Church, 20 S Vineyard St, Honolulu, HI  96813.  Due to the change in location, there will be NO carryforward of returns at this site.  Returning clients should bring their 2014 return and all new 2015 tax documents, along with Social Security cards/documentation and picture ID.  Service will be first-come, first-served.  

Waialua Community Center Tax-Aide site CLOSED 

Unfortunately, due to a shortage of volunteers, we are not able to open the Waialua Community Center site for the indefinite future.  The nearest sites are at the Wahiawa Library and the Kahuku Library.   

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:

http://www.irs.gov/uac/Newsroom/IRS-Repeats-Warning-about-Phone-Scams

E-File your own return FREE!

If your earned income and adjusted gross income is $62,000 or less for 2015, 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.  You can e-file starting January 19, 2016 until October 15, 2016.

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 2017 (Tax Year 2016)!

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 10, 2016 so we can ensure your training needs are met.