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Gov. Ige Orders Tax Relief for Kaua‘i Residents Affected by Flooding

April 18, 2018, 8:47 AM HST
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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,”said Gov. David Ige. “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.”

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 THIS SPACE.”

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For more information on relief options and instructions go online.

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