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Summary of Hawaii Military and Veterans Benefits: Hawaii offers special benefits for its military Service members and Veterans including Property Tax Exemptions, Hawaii National Guard Tuition Scholarship Program, Vehicle License Plates, Tax exemption on passenger cars, Preference in State and County Classified Employment, as well as State Veterans Cemetery benefits. Eligibility for some benefits may depend on residency, military component, and Veteran disability status.
Hawaii State Benefit Highlights and Eligibility
What are my Hawaii Military and Veterans State Tax Benefits?
Hawaii National Guard and Reserve Drill Pay Exempt from Hawaii Income Tax: (HRS §235-7(a)(3)) Income received by members of the reserve components of the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard of the United States of America, and the Hawaii National Guard as compensation for performance of duty, equivalent to pay received for forty-eight drills (equivalent of twelve weekends) and fifteen days of annual training duty, at a pay grade of E-5 and below after eight years of service is exempt from state taxation.
Who is eligible for National Guard and Reserve Drill Pay Exempt from Hawaii Income Tax? Reserve Component Service members are eligible for this exemption.
Hawaii Retired Military Pay Income Taxes: There shall be excluded from gross income, adjusted gross income, and taxable income any compensation received in the form of a pension for past services.
Hawaii State Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Military Disability Retired Pay: There shall be excluded from gross income, adjusted gross income, and taxable income any compensation received in the form of a pension for past services.
Hawaii State Taxes on U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Disability Dependency and Indemnity Compensation: Dependency and Indemnity Compensation (DIC) is a tax-free monetary benefit paid to eligible survivors of military Service members who died in the line of duty or eligible survivors of Veterans whose death resulted from a service-related injury or disease.
Military Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP)/ Reserve Component Survivor Benefit Plan (RCSBP)/ Retired Serviceman’s Family Protection Plan (RSFPP) Hawaii State Tax Benefits: (§235-7) There shall be excluded from gross income, adjusted gross income, and taxable income any compensation received in the form of a pension for past services.
Hawaii Real Property Tax Exemptions: ( HRS §14-246-29 ) Real property owned and occupied as a home by any person who is totally disabled due to injuries received while on duty with the U.S. Armed Forces is exempt from all property taxes and other than special assessments.
Who is eligible for Hawaii Real Property Tax Exemptions? The exemption remains in place with no expiration, provided: