Property Tax Rates in Hawaii 2012 to 2013

The property tax rates in Honolulu County Hawaii for the year 2012 to 2013 for residential properties are $3.50 per $1,000 of assessed value.  For example, the median home price on Oahu is approximately $650,000.  Lets assume that the tax assessed value is also $650,000.  The annual tax for this example of Hawaii real estate would be $3.50 x 650 = $2,275 per year.  This breaks down to a rate of approximately $190 per month.

Taking it one step further, if you file your “Hawaii Property Tax Exemption Form” and are entitled to the $80,000 tax exemption, then using the same figure above, you would take the assessed value of $650,000 and subtract $80,000 which means your taxable value is $570,000.  At a tax rate of $3.50 per $1,000 of assessed value, this would make the annual tax $1,995 or $167 per month.

The other Hawaii county tax rates are:  $5,75 for Maui County, $5.55 for Hawaii County (the Big Island) and $3.05 for Kauai County.

I am not a tax professional or a tax attorney but I do have common sense and I know how to read and follow simple instructions such as using available information to determine examples of estimated property tax payments.

For more information on homes for sale in Hawaii or any other Hawaii real estate related questions, feel free to contact Hawaii Military Realty Inc at (808) 218-9338 or email to

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