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Gov. Shut Down Affecting Circuit Breaker Applications

December 28, 2018, 10:34 AM HST
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The Department of Finance has learned that the federal government shut down is affecting circuit breaker applications.

Typically, Real Property Tax Collections Office requests applicants to submit the following pursuant to MCC Chapter 3.48.820 as proof of household income: 1) a tax return transcript from the IRS; 2) a tax account transcript, if applicable, from the IRS, or; 3) any accompanying forms and schedules as the director may require to verify the transcripts.  

However, due to the federal shutdown, several applicants are unable to obtain the information from the IRS phone system or their appointments with IRS have been canceled.   Applicants are advised to obtain the transcripts electronically through the IRS website at If the financial verification information requested by IRS to create an online account is not available, a copy of the applicant’s 2017 Federal Tax Return and a certified copy of the 2017 Hawaii Tax Return must be submitted.  The State Tax Office charges applicable fees, of approximately $1 per page and $1 for signature or minimum of $5, for a certified copy of the tax return.

All applications must be submitted on or before Dec. 31, 2018. 

For more information, contact the Real Property Tax Collections Office at (808) 270-7697.

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