COVID-19 TAX RELIEF TENTATIVE DEADLINES AND UPDATES FOR 2020/2021
REAL PROPERTY TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS
The Department of Finance would like to inform all County of Kauai real property owners of the
changes to the REAL PROPERTY ADMINISTRATION & POLICIES as outline below.

THE BASIC HOME EXEMPTION: For JUST THOSE WITH 2020 YEAR TENTATIVE HOME EXEMPTION due to the requirement to submit 2019 Hawaii Residential Income Tax Filings by April 30th of this year - your deadline to submit those Tax Returns is NOW JULY 31st, 2020. Failure to submit 2019 Tax Returns, will be cause for removal and correction of 2020 Home exemption Status

    TAX RELIEF PROGRAMS REQUIRING ANNUAL APPLICATIONS:
    FOR ALL TAXPAYERS WHO ENJOYED THE ADDITIONAL 'LOW INCOME EXEMPTION' OR 'VERY LOW INCOME TAX CREDIT' IN THE 2020 YEAR - YOUR ADDITIONAL BENEFIT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY ROLLED INTO THE 2021 YEAR - YOU DO NOT HAVE TO RE-APPLY IF THE PROPERTY IS UNDER SAME OWNERSHIP

    FOR ALL HOME EXEMPTION PROPERTIES THAT DID NOT ENJOY THE ADDITIONAL TAX RELIEF
    FOR LOW INCOME IN THE 2020 ASSESSMENT YEAR - PLEASE NOTE:

    • Additional Home Exemption for Low Income - owner-occupied properties with a current Home Exemption where the combined 2019 GROSS INCOME from all household members is at or below $77,700 of the Kaua'i Median Household Income as determined annually by the department of Housing and Urban Development.
    • Very Low Income Tax Credit - owner-occupied properties with current Home Exemption and all titleholders who have a combined GROSS INCOME not exceeding a maximum of $48,600 , may be eligible for limiting total real property taxes to 3% of the GROSS INCOME or Minimum Tax, whichever is higher.
    Deadline remains September 30th, 2020 to submit with 2019 Federal & State Tax Returns. Submission of Low Income or Very Low Income Applications with corresponding Tax Documents can be emailed to rpassessment@kauai.gov.


    What if I am not required to File Tax Returns? Drop off, Email or Mail in a tax preparer's statement that you are not required to file, with the Notarized Affidavit Form, provided by our Office and available on the Kauai.gov and kauaipropertytax.com websites / Forms & Handouts Link.

    Long Term Affordable Rentals - residences rented for one-year or longer and at rent levels that do not exceed the affordable rental rates established by HUD and reported by the Kaua'i Housing Agency based on 90% of the Kaua'i Median Household Income. DEADLINE TO SUBMIT FORM & LEASE(S) is September 30th, 2020.

    COVID-19 2020-21 1st Installment RP Collections Deadline Extended to NOVEMBER 18, 2020

    FOR ANY ASSESSMENT QUESTIONS EMAIL DIRECTLY TO rpassessment@kauai.gov OR CALL 241-4224
    FOR ANY TAX PAYMENT QUESTIONS EMAIL DIRECTLY TO rpc@kauai.gov OR CALL 241-4272