Hawaii Payroll Tax and Registration Guide

Employers in the Aloha State: learn about Hawaii payroll tax and registration here.

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Account Number(s) Needed:

Hawaii Department of Taxation Account Number: (W99999999-99 or AA 999-999-9999-99)

  • Apply online by selecting Register New Business License under Services.
    • You will also need to create an online account to access your business
  • Find an existing account number online by selecting Search Tax Licenses under the Search section and entering the known search criteria.

Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations: (999999999-9)

  • Create an account online by selecting Get Started under the Employer section
  • You can use this guide to create an account. Follow the steps through Page 33.

Required Payroll Documentation:


  • HW-14 (Withholding Tax Return): This report is a good source of information used to balance wages and taxes withheld from prior quarters.


  • UC B6 and UCB6A (Employer’s Quarterly Wage, Contribution and Employment and Training Assessment and Continuation Report): Employers are encouraged to file electronically. If you eFiled, you can use a payroll report that contains employee unemployment wages and employer contribution amounts.

Third Party Access /POA Needed:

Local Income Taxes Imposed:  

  • No

State Resources

Visit state resources for specific tax rates and wage details:
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