DEPARTMENT OF TAXATION
NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
TIME: Monday, February 28, 2022, at 2:15 p.m.
VIA INTERNET: https://zoom.us/j/3024049926?pwd=UzRyUXExUzVKWlhZaldwWlZuVzRpZz09
Meeting ID: 302 404 9926; Passcode: taxrules
RE: The proposed amendment adds a new definition of “Employee” to be used in determining application of Hawaii’s General Excise Tax and is intended to bring more clarity to taxpayers and interested parties
Pursuant to Chapter 91, Hawaii Revised Statutes, notice is hereby given that the Department of Taxation (DOTAX), State of Hawaii, will hold a public hearing on a proposed amendment to Hawaii Administrative Rules (HAR) Title 18, Chapter 237, General Excise Tax Law, Subchapter 1, “Definitions; Administration,” Section 18-237-1. The proposed amendment adds a new definition of “Employee” to be used in determining application of Hawaii’s General Excise Tax and is intended to bring more clarity to taxpayers and interested parties.
Due to health and safety concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic, the meeting will be held virtually by Zoom pursuant to the Emergency Proclamation Related to Sunshine Law In-Person Meetings issued by Governor David Ige on December 29, 2021. Persons wishing to provide verbal testimony must be connected to the Zoom meeting before public hearing has begun. Individuals who need special ADA-related assistance should contact Joshua Michaels at (808) 587-1533 or at email address Joshua.J.Michaels@hawaii.gov at least five working days prior to date of the hearing. Written statements may be submitted to the Rules Office at the Department of Taxation up to five days after the hearing or emailed to Tax.Rules.Office@hawaii.gov.
The proposed rules are available online at tax.hawaii.gov and ltgov.hawaii.gov, or by mail at no cost to any person who requests them. A copy of the proposed rules may also be picked up between 7:45 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, from the Rules Office at the Department of Taxation, Room 219, Princess Ruth Keelikolani Building, 830 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii and at the District Tax Offices located at 3060 Eiwa Street, #105, Lihue, Kauai; 54 S High Street, #208, Wailuku, Maui; and 75 Aupuni Street, #101, Hilo, Hawaii.