When people say Hawaii has the lowest property tax rate in the nation, we should really look at the rates at the different island and counties.
Home exemption claims for Honolulu County real property are due on September 30, 2018 for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on July 1, 2019.
As many of you are aware, timely filing of a home exemption claim has more consequences than securing an applicable home exemption. A timely claim means eligibility for:
$80,000 home exemption ($120,000 if the senior home exemption applies); and
Taxation at the Residential tax rate, regardless of assessed value.