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Hawaii Payroll Tax and Labor Laws

Get your Hawaii State Tax ID Number

Click Here to Obtain State Tax and Unemployment Tax ID 

Note: Hawaii is a "Joint Application" State. One application for TWO ID numbers (one for SIT and one for SUI). 

Did you know that Hawaii requires employers to withhold state income tax from the wages of residents working in other states, even if the other state requires withholding on the same wages? 

Hawaii Wage and Hour Laws 

Minimum Wage 

Hawaii’s minimum wage laws require most employers to pay employees at least $12.00 per hour.  

For more information on Hawaii’s minimum wage rules, please click HERE. 


Hawaii’s overtime law requires most employers to pay non-exempt employees one and one-half times the regular rate of pay for hours worked in excess of 40 in a work week.   

For more information on Hawaii’s overtime rules, please click HERE.

Pay Frequency 

Hawaii’s pay frequency laws require employers to pay employees at least twice during each calendar month, on regular paydays designated in advance by the employer.   

Earned wages for all employees are due within seven days after the end of the pay period.   

Hawaii Unemployment

Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                                    $56,700

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)                   4.0 

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)                  None 

Hawaii Income Tax Withholding

Hawaii law requires employers to withhold state income tax from employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Department of Taxation.  

Every employer that has one or more employees in Hawaii must withhold income tax from the wages of both resident and nonresident employees for services performed in Hawaii. However, residents may receive a credit against their Hawaii income tax for income taxes paid to another state.

Hawaii State Resources 

Hawaii Department of Taxation 

Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations 

Hawaii Department of Unemployment Insurance 

Hawaii SUI Rate 


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Revised 3/2023