Hawaii Program Eligibility
In Hawaii, unlike most states, property taxes are totally controlled by the four major counties, Honolulu, Maui, Kauai, and Hawaii. Property Tax-Aide features property tax relief programs in each of these four counties.
The information on this page is updated as new information becomes available by the relevant tax agencies.
Home Exemption (Maui County)
The application for the exemption claim must be filed by December 31 of the year preceding the assessment year. The tax change will take effect the subsequent July 1.
Homeowners do not have to file for the exemption annually as long as they meet all the eligibility requirements.
Maui Circuit Breaker Tax Credit
Deadline for Filing: December 31, 2023, for the tax year beginning July 1, 2024, and ending June 30, 2025
Honolulu City and County Home Exemption
You file the claim for homeowner exemption with the Real Property Assessment Division (RPAD), Department of Budget and Fiscal Services, City and County of Honolulu, on or before September 30th preceding the tax year for which such exemption is claimed. Once exemption claim is accepted and approved for applied principal home, no additional home exemption filing is required.
Property owners with an existing home exemption, with their date of birth on file, do not need to re-apply for the new exemption amounts. The exemption amounts will automatically increase depending on the age of the homeowner.
Honolulu Real Property Tax Credit for Homeowners
For the 2024-2025 application, the due date was October 2, 2023
County of Hawaii Home Exemption
In addition to the basic exemption amount, an additional exemption of 20 percent of the assessed value of the property is also applied to reduce the net taxable value. The amount of the additional exemption is not to exceed $100,000.
You must file a claim for home exemption, RP Form 19-71, with the Real Property Tax Division on or before December 31 preceding the tax year for the first half payment or June 30 for the second half payment.
Kauai Home Exemption
September 30 preceding the tax year for which the exemption is claimed
The tax change will take effect the subsequent July 1.
Additional Homestead Based on Income (Kaua'i County)
September 30th of each year
Very Low-Income Tax Credit (Kaua'i County)
Applications must be filed annually on or before 30 September in the year preceding the year in which the benefit is applied.
Property Tax-Aide has independently selected the property tax relief programs featured on this website that we think are the most relevant and beneficial to older adults. It is not an exhaustive list of all property tax relief programs available in each state. Please consult your local tax agency for a comprehensive listing of property tax relief programs in your area.