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Understanding Personal Income Tax in Hawaii

Filed under State Taxes. Fact checked on February 12, 2013.

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This article discusses personal income tax in Hawaii.

Hawaii imposes a personal income tax on your adjusted gross income. If you are operating your business as an S corporation, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), or sole proprietorship, you may be subject to personal income tax rates on your business income that is not taxed at the corporate level, but instead passes through to you.

Hawaii imposes a personal income tax on your adjusted gross income. If you are operating your business as an S corporation, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), or sole proprietorship, you may be subject to personal income tax rates on your business income that is not taxed at the corporate level, but instead passes through to you. For tax year 2012, the following tax rates apply to those filing as singles or married taxpayers filing separately:

2012 Tax Rates - Single and Married, Filing Separately
Taxable Income Tax Rate
$0 - $2,400 1.4%
$2,401 - $4,800 $34 plus 3.20% over $2,400
$4,801 - $9,600 110 plus 5.50% over $4,800
$9,601 - $14,400 $374 plus 6.40% over $9,600
$14,401 - $19,200 $682 plus 6.80% over $14,000
$19,201 - $24,000 $1,008 plus 7.20% over $19,200
$24,001 - $36,000 $1,354 plus 7.60% over $24,000
$36,001 - $48,000 $2,266 plus 7.90% over 36,000
$48,001 - $150,000 $3,214 plus 8.25% over $48,000
$150,001 - $175,000 $11,629 plus 9.00% over $150,000
$175,001 - $200,000 $13,879 plus 10.00% over $175,000
$200,001 and over $16,379 plus 11.00% over $200,000

2012 Tax Rates - Married Filing Jointly, Surviving Spouse
Taxable Income Tax Rate
$0 - $4,800 1.40%
$4,801 - $9,600 $67 plus 3.20% over $4,800
$9,601 - $19,200 $221 plus 5.50% over $9,600
$19,201 - $28,800 $749 plus 6.40% over $19,200
$28,801 - $38,400 $1,363 plus 6.80% over $28,800
$38,401 - $48,000 $2,016 plus 7.20% over $38,400
$48,001 - $72,000 $2,707 plus 7.60% over $48,000
$72,001 - $96,000 $4,531 plus 7.90% over $72,000
$96,001 - $300,000 $6,427 plus 8.25% over $96,000
$300,001 - $350,000 $23,257 plus 9.00% over $300,000
$350,001 - $400,000 $27,757 plus 10.00% over $350,000
$400,001 and over $32,757 plus 11.00% over $400,000

2012 Tax Rates - Head of Household
Taxable Income Tax Rate
$0 - $3,600 1.4%
$3,601 - $7,200 $50 plus 3.20% over $3,600
$7,201 - $14,4000 $166 plus 5.50% over $7,200
$14,401 - $21,600 $562 plus 6.40% over $14,400
$21,601 - $28,800 $1,022 plus 6.80% over $21,600
$28,801 - $36,000 $1,512 plus 7.20% over $28,800
$36,001 - $54,000 $2,030 plus 7.60% over $36,000
$54,001 - $72,000 $3,398 plus 7.90% over $54,000
$72,001 - $225,000 $4,820 plus 8.25% over $72,000
$225,001 - $262,500 $17,443 plus 9.00% over $225,000
$262,501 - $300,000 $20,818 plus 10.00% over $262,500
$300,001 and over $24,568 plus 11.00% over $300,000

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