Hawaii wage and tax statement filing deadline

On June 29, 2021, Governor David Ige signed into law SB 1196/Act No. 115. Effective January 1, 2022, the Act amends the due date for employers to file the wage and tax statement from the last day of February to January 31st following the close of the calendar year. If the employee’s employment is terminated before the close of a calendar year, an employer must provide the wage and tax statement within thirty (30) days after the date of receipt of a written request from the employee if this thirty-day period ends before January 31st. For employers who fail to timely furnish the wage and tax statement by the new deadline, a penalty not to exceed $50.00 per employee, shall be imposed.

Disclaimer: The information contained herein is not intended to be construed as legal advice, nor should it be relied on as such. Employers should closely monitor the rules and regulations specific to their jurisdiction(s) and should seek advice from counsel relative to their rights and responsibilities.

By Megan Butz
General Counsel, HR Compliance, Checkwriters
Megan joined Checkwriters in 2020 and is responsible for reviewing, revising, and implementing internal policies of the company, advising on human resource, employment, and labor matters, and monitoring and publishing state and federal legal updates to the Checkwriters News and Compliance Center for distribution to thousands of clients around the country. Before joining Checkwriters, Megan served as a judicial law clerk for the justices of the Massachusetts Probate and Family Court performing legal research and writing, followed by private practice in Cape Cod.

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