Deadline to apply for property tax exemptions is September 30: Kauai Now

September 27, 2022, 9:11 a.m. HST
* Updated October 4, 11:37 a.m.

Kaua’i County reminds the public that the deadline to file the next 2023 property tax exemptions is September 30.

If you are a primary resident of Kaua’i and do not currently qualify for a housing exemption or related tax credit, you may be eligible to file a claim to reduce property taxes on your home. . To benefit from a housing exemption:

  • You must occupy your dwelling as your principal residence for more than 270 days
  • Provide a 2021 Hawaii State Income Tax Return for Full-Time Residency (Form N-11)
  • Driver’s license or Hawai’i ID card
  • Do not claim your primary residence elsewhere

Other exemptions include: totally disabled veterans; visually or hearing impaired people; totally disabled people; charitable organizations; housing for low and middle income people; owners with qualifying vaults; kuleana landowners; and an additional homeowner’s income-related housing exemption.


Tax credits include the Housing Preservation Tax Limit and the Low Income Tax Credit.

The Affordable Long-Term Rental Program provides the “Homestead” tax class, the lowest tax rate, for licensed landlords who rent their properties at or below 90% of Kaua’s median household income. i, as outlined in the Kaua’i County Housing Agency’s Affordable Rental Housing Directive. If you have any questions regarding the continuing status of a multi-year lease, we strongly encourage you to contact the Real Estate Assessment Office or file by September 30.

The Long-Term Lease Application for Investor Residential Property Reclassification provides a lower tax rate for landlords with a property value of $1.3 million or more. To qualify, a landlord must file the application and provide current long-term rental agreements for all residential units on the parcel.


Failure to notify the assessor of any change in current tax relief status subjects the property to back taxes and a civil penalty for each year the change is not reported.

Tax exemption or credit forms are available at 4444 Rice St., Suite 454, Līhu’e, Hawai’i, 96766, or online at Some forms can also be submitted online at

For more information, call 808-241-4224.

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