Hawaii transient accommodation Tax increase
In a recent announcement from the State of Hawaii Department of Taxation, it was confirmed that as of 1 January 2018 the Transient Accommodation Tax in the state of Hawaii will increase by 1 percent.
This amendment will bring the total tax rate, including general excise tax and country surcharge, to 14.962 percent for Oahu hotels and the other islands (Maui/Kauai/Big Island) will increase to 14.416 percent.
This amendment states that that beginning 1 January 2018, the Transient Accommodation Tax rate in Hawaii shall be 10.25 percent and remain so until 31 December 2030.
This is effective for all bookings, both new and existing with nights stayed from 1 January 2018.
In order to ensure a seamless experience for travellers and minimal impact on its agents, Helloworld Travel has confirmed it will absorb the increase for all existing bookings with money on file to Hawaii that will be affected by the increase. This includes bookings made through Wholesale brands Qantas Holidays and Viva Holidays as well as GO Holidays in New Zealand that will be affected by the increase and set to depart from 01 January 2018.