Hawaii Income Tax Rate 2016 - 2017

Hawaii state income tax rate table for the 2016 - 2017 filing season has nine income tax brackets with HI tax rates of 1.4%, 3.2%, 5.5%, 6.4%, 6.8%, 7.2%, 7.6%, 7.9% and 8.25% for Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household statuses. The Hawaii tax rate decreased from 11.0% last year to 8.25% this year by eliminating the top three income tax brackets of 9%, 10%, and 11%. Hawaii income tax rate and tax brackets shown in the table below are based on income earned between January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016.

Single Tax BracketsTax Rate 2016
Source: 2016 Hawaii Tax Rate Schedule, published by the State of Hawaii Department of Taxation..
$0to$2,4001.40%
$2,401to$4,8003.20%
$4,801to$9,6005.50%
$9,601to$14,4006.40%
$14,401to$19,2006.80%
$19,201to$24,0007.20%
$24,001to$36,0007.60%
$36,001to$48,0007.90%
$48,001to8.25%
Married Filing Jointly BracketsTax Rate 2016
Source: 2016 Hawaii Tax Rate Schedule, published by the State of Hawaii Department of Taxation..
$0to$4,8001.40%
$4,801to$9,6003.20%
$9,601to$19,2005.50%
$19,201to$28,8006.40%
$28,801to$38,4006.80%
$38,401to$48,0007.20%
$48,001to$72,0007.60%
$72,001to$96,0007.90%
$96,001to8.25%
Married Filing Separately BracketsTax Rate 2016
Source: 2016 Hawaii Tax Rate Schedule, published by the State of Hawaii Department of Taxation..
$0to$2,4001.40%
$2,401to$4,8003.20%
$4,801to$9,6005.50%
$9,601to$14,4006.40%
$14,401to$19,2006.80%
$19,201to$24,0007.20%
$24,001to$36,0007.60%
$36,001to$48,0007.90%
$48,001to8.25%
Head of Household BracketsTax Rate 2016
Source: 2016 Hawaii Tax Rate Schedule, published by the State of Hawaii Department of Taxation..
$0to$3,6001.40%
$3,601to$7,2003.20%
$7,201to$14,4005.50%
$14,401to$21,6006.40%
$21,601to$28,8006.80%
$28,801to$36,0007.20%
$36,001to$54,0007.60%
$54,001to$72,0007.90%
$72,001to8.25%

Please reference the Hawaii tax forms and instructions booklet published by the State of Hawaii Department of Taxation to determine if you owe state income tax or are due a state income tax refund. Hawaii income tax forms are generally published at the end of each calendar year, which will include any last minute 2016 - 2017 legislative changes to the HI tax rate or tax brackets. The Hawaii income tax rate tables and tax brackets shown on this web page are for illustration purposes only.

Hawaii Tax Brackets 2016 - 2017

Looking at the tax rate and tax brackets shown in the tables above for Hawaii, we can see that Hawaii collects individual income taxes differently for Single versus Married filing statuses, for example. We can also see the progressive nature of Hawaii state income tax rates from the lowest HI tax rate bracket of 1.4% to the highest HI tax rate bracket of 8.25%.

For single taxpayers living and working in the state of Hawaii:

  • Tax rate of 1.4% on the first $2,400 of taxable income.
  • Tax rate of 3.2% on taxable income between $2,401 and $4,800.
  • Tax rate of 5.5% on taxable income between $4,801 and $9,600.
  • Tax rate of 6.4% on taxable income between $9,601 and $14,400.
  • Tax rate of 6.8% on taxable income between $14,401 and $19,200.
  • Tax rate of 7.2% on taxable income between $19,201 and $24,000.
  • Tax rate of 7.6% on taxable income between $24,001 and $36,000.
  • Tax rate of 7.9% on taxable income between $36,001 and $48,000.
  • Tax rate of 8.25% on taxable income over $48,000.

For married taxpayers living and working in the state of Hawaii:

  • Tax rate of 1.4% on the first $4,800 of taxable income.
  • Tax rate of 3.2% on taxable income between $4,801 and $9,600.
  • Tax rate of 5.5% on taxable income between $9,601 and $19,200.
  • Tax rate of 6.4% on taxable income between $19,201 and $28,800.
  • Tax rate of 6.8% on taxable income between $28,801 and $38,400.
  • Tax rate of 7.2% on taxable income between $38,401 and $48,000.
  • Tax rate of 7.6% on taxable income between $48,001 and $72,000.
  • Tax rate of 7.9% on taxable income between $72,001 and $96,000.
  • Tax rate of 8.25% on taxable income over $96,000.

For the Single, Married Filing Jointly, Married Filing Separately, and Head of Household filing statuses, the HI tax rates and the number of tax brackets remain the same. Notice, however, the Hawaii income tax brackets for Married Filing Jointly doubles from $2,400 to $4,800 at 3.2%, and doubles from $48,000 to $96,000 at 8.25% the highest tax bracket. Married Filing Separately income tax brackets are one half that of the Married Filing Jointly income tax brackets in the state of Hawaii.

Last updated: December 17, 2016