Hawaii Licensing Information

How to Get a Business License in Hawaii:

Hawaii State Sales Tax:

  • Hawaii does not have sales tax.
    • Hawaii collects a general excise tax of 4%, which is assessed on all business activities.
    • Other activities, such as wholesale sales, are taxed at 0.5%. See the general excise tax brochure for more information.
    • Oahu adds a 0.5% surcharge to the general excise tax.

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