According to Hawaii Instructions for Form N-11, “every individual doing business in Hawaii during the taxable year must file a return, whether or not the individual derives any taxable income from that business.”
Every individual receiving more than the allowed amounts of gross income listed below, must file a Hawaii state return.
For Individuals Under Age 65
- Married Filing Separately, $3,344
- Single, $3,344
- Head of Household, $4,356
- Qualifying Widow(er) with dependent child, $5,544
- Married Filing Jointly, $6,688
For Individuals Age 65 or Older
- Married Filing Separately, $4,488
- Single, $4,488
- Head of Household, $5,500
- Qualifying Widow(er) with a dependent child, $6,688
- Married Filing Jointly, one is age 65 or older, $7,832
- Married Filing Jointly, both are age 65 or older, $8,976
Note: these amounts will be higher for people who are deaf, blind, or totally disabled. However, the person must have completed and filed a certification with the Department of Taxation for their disability before filing their Hawaii state return.
Can I file a different filing status than my federal return?
In certain cases you are allowed to file a MFS state return when you have filed a MFJ on the Federal return. However, If you change your filing status you will not be able to electronically file your Hawaii state return.
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