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Governor’s Office – News Release: Governor Ige orders tax relief for Kaua‘i residents affected by flooding on the Garden Isle

Posted on Apr 17, 2018 in Latest Department News, Office of the Governor Press Releases

HONOLULU – At the request of Sen. President Ron Kouchi, Rep. James Tokioka and Councilmember Derek Kawakami – all representing Kaua‘i – Gov. David Ige has directed the state Department of Taxation to provide relief for Kaua‘i residents affected by the devastating floods and landslides.

This includes an extension to file Hawai‘i state tax returns and pay state taxes that would otherwise be due on April 20.

“Understandably, taxpayers affected by the disaster may have difficulty meeting their tax obligations. So the department will consider requests submitted by affected taxpayers for extensions to file and pay state taxes, and for waivers of penalties and interest,” said Gov. David Ige.

In addition to the extensions, taxpayers may also claim casualty loss deductions or deduct their losses on their 2018 income tax returns.

All taxpayers who are requesting relief in connection with the disaster should clearly mark their tax returns “2018 Kaua‘i Flood Relief” at the top center of the tax return. DoTax asks that taxpayers NOT write in the upper right corner of the return where is reads “DO NOT WRITE IN THS SPACE.”

For more information on relief options and instructions go to:


Media Contacts:
Jodi Leong
Deputy Communications Director/Press Secretary
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0043
Mobile: 808-798-3929
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Cindy McMillan
Communications Director
Office of the Governor
Office: 808-586-0012
Mobile: 808-265-7974
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