Hawai’i Ranked in Tax Help Analysis
While Hawai’i may have some of the worst taxes in the county, WalletHub has ranked the state as number 11, tied with California and Rhode Island, in its recent Best and Worst States for Finding Tax Help analysis.
WalletHub used a variety of metrics to try to tie in local differences in the accessibility, affordability, and effectiveness of tax help. The metrics used to determine the differentiating factors include accounts per 1,000 people, accounting jobs openings per 1,000 people, affordability of tax help, returns filed per accountant, percentage of filers paying for tax help, and state tax preparer regulations.
With one being the best, 25 being the average, and 51 the worst rank, Hawai’i also ranked number three when it came to affordability of tax help and 14 in accounting jobs per 1,000 people.”
Other rankings for the state laid somewhere in the median range, including accountants per 1,000 people (27), return files per accountant (34), and percentage of filers paying for tax help (30).
The top three states in the country for the best tax help were North Dakota, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia.
Best and Worst States for Finding Tax Help