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What is a Hawaii tax I.D. number?

The Hawaii Department of Taxation uses the term "Hawaii tax I.D." to refer to the unique account identification number assigned to each tax account. This is different from a social security number.

The Hawaii tax I.D. starts with a two-letter account type identifier followed by 12 digits. The "GE" account type stands for General Excise/Use and County Surcharge Tax.

You can register online and receive your tax I.D. by filing Form BB-1 through Hawaii Business Express . To learn more about Hawaii tax I.D. numbers, see items 12 - 19 of this edition  of Hawaii's Tax Facts publication.

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