Hawaii $300 Tax Refund Checks: Who’s Eligible?

Act 115, Session Laws of Hawaii 2022, gives a one-time constitutional refund to qualifying residents who complete a 2021 tax return before December 31, 2022.

Residents who have lived in Hawaii for at least nine (9) months and file a personal income tax return for the 2021 tax year.

1) Any person who is claimed or could be claimed as a dependent by another taxpayer on his or her federal or Hawaii individual income tax return.

2) Anyone who has been convicted of a felony and sent to prison, as well as anyone who has been sent to jail for a misdemeanor, for the whole 2021 tax year.

File your personal tax return for 2021 by December 31, 2022. If you've already filed your individual tax return for 2021, you don't need to do anything else.

Your Act 115 refund depends on your filing status, AGI, and exemptions. Each person can get one Act 115 refund. Act 115 pays people $100 or $300.

Refunds related to Act 115 will be distributed according to the order in which individual tax returns for 2021 are submitted.

The Department of Taxation is planning to begin returning money owed to taxpayers under Act 115 beginning the first week of September 2022.

Tax Department examines tax and financial data for fraud. If information can't be checked or doesn't match prior returns, a direct deposit refund can be mailed.

Until November, if you haven't gotten your direct deposit tax refund. Checks are sometimes late, refused, or printed. As check stock comes, 90,000 refund checks will be delivered weekly.

If you have questions, sending an email to tax.refunds@hawaii.gov is a good way to get answers quickly. Taxpayers can also call (808) 587-4242, but sending an email is faster.