Sales Tax Rate In $locality Hawaii 2024 Honolulu, Hawaii Sales Tax

Local Sales Tax - Honolulu

HONOLULU Sales Tax Rate


2024 Honolulu sales tax
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Tax Jurisdiction Sales Tax
Hawaii State Sales Tax 4.00%
County Sales Tax 0.50%
City Sales Tax N/A
Special Sales Tax N/A
Combined Sales Tax 4.50% [Is this data incorrect?]

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The Honolulu, Hawaii sales tax is 4.50% , consisting of 4.00% Hawaii state sales tax and 0.50% Honolulu local sales taxes.The local sales tax consists of a 0.50% county sales tax.

  • The Honolulu Sales Tax is collected by the merchant on all qualifying sales made within Honolulu
  • Honolulu collects a 0.5% local sales tax, the maximum local sales tax allowed under Hawaii law
  • Honolulu has a higher sales tax than 100% of Hawaii's other cities and counties

Honolulu Hawaii Sales Tax Exemptions

HONOLULU - Local sales tax map

In most states, essential purchases like medicine and groceries are exempted from the sales tax or eligible for a lower sales tax rate. Many municipalities exempt or charge special sales tax rates to certain types of transactions. Certain purchases, including alcohol, cigarettes, and gasoline, may be subject to additional Hawaii state excise taxes in addition to the sales tax.

Note that in some areas, items like alcohol and prepared food (including restaurant meals and some premade supermarket items) are charged at a higher sales tax rate than general purchases. Hawaii's sales tax rates for commonly exempted categories are listed below. Some rates might be different in Honolulu.

Groceries:4.5% Clothing:4.5% Prepared Food:4.5% Prescription Drugs:0.5% Non-Prescription Drugs:0.5%

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All merchants operating in Honolulu must automatically calculate the sales tax due on each purchase made and include it in separately in the receipt. Goods bought for resale or other business use may be exempted from the sales tax. If you purchase goods online or through the mail and do not pay any sales tax, you are expected to pay use tax to the Hawaii Department of Taxation . For more details, see the Hawaii sales tax.

Honolulu Sales Tax Region ZIP Codes

The Honolulu sales tax region partially or fully covers 69 zip codes in Hawaii. Remember that ZIP codes do not necessarily match up with municipal and tax region borders, so some of these zip codes may overlap with other nearby tax districts. You can find sales taxes by zip code in Hawaii here

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