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Hawaii State Tax Refund Status

Hawaii State Tax Refund Status

How to check the status of your refund and how long it will take

Wondering where your Hawaii state tax refund is? You’re not alone.

You can check the status of your refund online. All you need to do is enter your Social Security number and the amount of your refund and you should be able to see what stage of processing your return is in.

Hawaii takes a long time to update the status of your return on its website. The IRS usually makes your information available on Where’s My Refund in a matter of days, but Hawaii says it can take up to four weeks for them to update your status information.

If after four weeks you still believe there is a problem with your return, you can call Taxpayer Services in Oahu at 808-587-4242 or 1-800-222-3229 (toll-free).

Hawaii also tends to be a little on the slow side when it comes to issuing tax refunds. According to the Department of Taxation, most people should get their refund money within eight weeks of filing their return. Doubtless you will note that this is quite a bit longer than the twenty-one days within which most people get their refunds from the IRS and longer even than most other states.

Also, it may take longer than eight weeks if you file close to the deadline, as the department then has to deal with a massive crush of returns all coming in at once. Errors with your return will also cause delays.

Hawaii is also unique in that it has a later tax filing deadline than the federal government and most states. Hawaii tax returns are due on April 20th, so if you’re running late on your taxes you’ve got a couple extra days to work on your state return after you file your federal. If you still haven’t filed your federal or your state, remember you can do them both for the current year or a prior year right here on PriorTax.

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9 Responses to “Hawaii State Tax Refund Status”

  1. angeles ildefonso says:

    i have not received my state tax refund for my amended 2011 tax return prepared on 4/2/13 in the amount of $224. i already received my federal tax refund. please update me. thank u.

  2. aulii cleveland says:

    I mailed my taxes back in February. I am to be refunded $602.00. I have not received it yet, & everyday I check the refund status, & it says that it hasn’t been processed yet. Other family memners have mailed theirs same time, and have received theirs. Where is my refund?

  3. Barbara Viernes says:

    We’ve been waiting patiently for our state tax refund for
    About 6 months now! We filed in February of 2013!
    We received our federal but no state yet!!! What’s going on
    And what’s being done! We work really hard for our earnings
    And I believe we should receive our refunds when it’s due to us!
    However we waited this long a little longer I guess won’t hurt!!

  4. Gary Marshall says:

    As recently as last year Hawaii refunds took a similar amount of time as the Federal, 7 to 10 days.
    Now Hawaii takes 8 weeks!!!
    Did Hawaii return the state back to the Hawaiian Kingdom when I wasn’t looking?

  5. Yvette K. Ikawa says:

    It’s been over two months since I mailed in my state taxes … Searched on line said refund was sent … Two weeks ago … Still havn’t received … I tried calling and got cut off several times … Please contact me at 808-935-1168 day or cell 808-936-7117 ..
    Thank you

    • admin says:

      Hi Yvette,

      Waiting for your refund can be extremely frustrating! Since your return was mailed to the state of Hawaii already, you will need to contact them directly. I was able to access their website and noticed that they have updated their contact page so you may want to try the phone number listed now.

      If you prepared your return with, please do not hesitate to give us a call and we will assist you as best we can!

  6. Jake says:

    I recently checked the status of my refund and got the message of ” your return has been processed however our records show you are not owed a return” . According to what I filled I’m owed 303. What does it mean?

    • admin says:

      Hi Jake,

      You could be receiving this message for several different reasons. I would advise you to contact the IRS to see where the mistake was made. It sounds as though your tax refund was miscalculated by your tax preparer OR incorrect information was provided on your tax return.

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