The Department of Taxation is pleased to announce the implementation of a new computer system to process general excise, use,
RE: Implementation of New Computer System to Process General Excise, Use,
Employer's Withholding, and Transient Accommodations Tax Returns
Upon implementation, taxpayers will be assigned a single identification number for transient accommodations tax, general excise tax, use tax, and employer’s withholding tax. All transient accomodations tax registration numbers will automatically be changed to the registrant’s general excise tax license number so that taxpayers who are already registered will not have to re-register.
Taxpayers will continue to file separate monthly, quarterly or semiannual and annual general excise/use, employer’s withholding, and transient accommodations tax returns. Although these tax return forms have been revised to incorporate recent law changes and the new system’s requirements, taxpayers may continue to use their previously issued preprinted forms until the end of 1990. Transient accomodations tax returns with the original registration number printed on them will automatically be credited to the correct account. The revised forms with the new identification numbers will be sent to all registrants for 1991.
Several forms have been replaced or changed and should not be used after October 31, 1990. For example, the Application for General Excise License and Employer’s Withholding Identification Number (Form G-HW-5) and the Operator’s Registration for Transient Accommodations Tax (Form TA-3) have been replaced with a single Application for General Excise, Use, Employer’s Withholding, and Transient Accommodations Identification Number (Form GEW-TA-3). The general excise, employer’s withholding, and transient accommodations amended tax return forms and the extension request forms also have undergone substantial revision and should not be used after October 31, 1990.
New or revised forms may be obtained from any district tax office during business hours or by calling the Oahu District Office’s Forms Request Code-a-Phone (available 24-hours a day) at 548-7572. Callers on the neighbor islands or in the continental United States may call toll-free by dialing 1-800-222-7572. Please make every effort to obtain the new forms, as the Department will not be able to accept or accomodate the old forms after November 30, 1990.
The following suggestions are offered to ensure that taxpayers’ general excise/use, employer’s withholding, and transient accommodations tax returns are processed in a timely and error free manner.
RICHARD F. KAHLE, JR.
Director of Taxation