Real Property Tax Credit for Homeowners

The City & County of Honolulu offers a real property tax credit to property owners who meet certain eligibility requirements. Applicants who qualify, are entitled to a tax credit equal to the amount of taxes owed for the current tax year that exceed 3% of the titleholders’ combined gross income. This tax credit will be applied to next year’s taxes. 

What are the Eligibility Requirements?

  • Homeowner must have a home exemption in effect at the time of application and for the following tax year.
  • Any of the titleholders do not own any other property anywhere.
  • The combined income of all titleholders cannot exceed $60,000.

How Do I Apply for the Tax Credit Program?

What is the Application Deadline? October 1, 2018

Important Reminder: You must file annually for this credit.

For more information contact the Real Property Tax Relief Office at 768-3205 or view the brochure at

Information furnished is subject to change without notice.