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Posted on: December 27, 2018

Federal Shutdown Affecting Some Required IRS Documentation; Applicants Urged to Obtain IRS Transcrip

PRESS RELEASE

For Immediate Release


December 27, 2018


Federal Shutdown Affecting Some Required IRS Documentation; Applicants Urged to Obtain IRS Transcripts Electronically


WAILUKU, Maui – The County of Maui Department of Finance has learned that the federal government shut down is affecting some circuit breaker applications.


Typically, the 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 www.irs.gov.


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 December 31, 2018.


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


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