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DOTAX NEWS RELEASE: 2017 Electronic Tax Filing Season Begins

Posted on Jan 23, 2017 in Latest Department News

HONOLULU – The Department of Taxation announces that has started accepting electronic Hawaii income tax returns today. The Internal Revenue Service has also started accepting electronic federal income tax returns. Taxpayers choosing to e-file returns and direct deposit refunds will receive their refunds the quickest.

State tax refunds requested via paper-filed returns and returns filed close to the April 20th deadline may take up to 16 weeks to process due to enhanced fraud detection processes. The Department continues to vigilantly protect the State’s coffers.

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Media Contact:

Mallory Fujitani

Public Information Officer

Department of Taxation

Phone: (808) 587-1481

Email: [email protected]