Property owners who meet certain eligibility requirements may apply to the City and County of Honolulu for a real property tax credit to reduce their property taxes. Depending on your age, you may qualify for a tax credit equal to the amount of taxes owed for the 2015 and 2016 tax year that exceed 3 or 4 percent of the total of the titleholders’ income. For homeowners 75 or older, the rate is 3 percent. If approved, the tax credit will be applied to the July 1, 2016 –June 30, 2017, tax year.

What are the eligibility requirements?

  • Homeowner must have a home exemption for the 2015 and the 2016 tax years.
  • Titleholders of the property cannot own other property anywhere.
  • The combined income of all titleholders for the 2014 calendar year does not exceed $60,000.

How do I apply for this tax credit?

Applications are available at:

Applications must be filed by Sept. 30, 2015, and must be filed annually. For further information, please call 808-768-3205.

*Information subject to change without notice.


Tax Relief Office
808-768-3205| bfstreasmailbox@honolulu.gov

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