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Our sites are CLOSED for the season.

Sites will reopen in late January/early February 2023.

File a Hawaii state tax return to qualify for the 2022 tax rebate!

May 15, 2022 - The state legislature has just passed SB 514 authorizing rebates of $100 to $300 per taxpayer and dependent claimed on a 2021 state tax return. If signed into law by the governor by July 1, 2022, the Hawaii Department of Taxation can begin sending out checks or electronic payments shortly afterward. You must file a 2021 state tax return by December 31, 2022 to qualify for the payment. Although our regular Tax-Aide services are closed for the season, you can file your own return if you haven't done so already. See below. We may also be able to hold special filing sessions later this year. Check back here in July 2022 for information after we get more detailed information about this state tax rebate program.

E-File your own return FREE!

If your earned income and adjusted gross income is $73,000 or less for 2021, you qualify to use IRS Free File to file your current year federal return only at no cost or use MyFreeTaxes to e-file both your federal and state returns at no cost to you. E-filing for 2021 returns ends on October 15, 2022. You must have adjusted gross income that is not zero to e-file a federal return. If all of your income is tax-free (e.g., just Social Security), add $1 of Other Income or interest to your return to permit e-filing.

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 scams:

https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scams-consumer-alerts

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


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.

Volunteer with us in 2023 (Tax Year 2022)!

We help thousands of 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, 2022 so we can ensure your training needs are met.