LIHUE — Gov. David Ige has directed the state Department of Taxation to provide relief for Kauai residents affected by the devastating floods and landslides.
This includes an extension to file Hawaii state tax returns and pay state taxes that would otherwise be due on April 20.
“Understandably, taxpayers affected by the disaster may have difficulty meeting their tax obligations. So the department will consider requests submitted by affected taxpayers for extensions to file and pay state taxes, and for waivers of penalties and interest,” Ige said.
In addition to the extensions, taxpayers may also claim casualty loss deductions or deduct their losses on their 2018 income tax returns.
All taxpayers who are requesting relief in connection with the disaster should clearly mark their tax returns “2018 Kaua‘i Flood Relief” at the top center of the tax return.