The Hawaii VITA Program will be offering free tax preparation again during 2022.  However, unless the COVID situation drastically improves, most sites will require clients to drop off their paperwork on one day and pickup and sign for their completed return on another day in order to reduce the time spent by volunteers and clients in face-to-face meetings. This arrangement will require more volunteers to process returns at sites and/or prepare returns remotely.  With the changes in the tax laws that occurred during this past year, Hawaii residents will need even more help with filing their 2021 tax returns.  Please help us to help them.   

  • Training and materials are free.   
  • Volunteers are supervised and protected by the Volunteer Protection Act.   
  • Volunteers are allowed to prepare their own returns and the returns for their family members for free.    


Hawaii Tax Help and Financial Empowerment Solutions is a 501(C)(3) tax exempt non-profit organization.

OUR MISSION is to increase individual wealth, vastly improve the ability of those who seek to achieve financial stability and self-sufficiency, and build stronger communities by:  (1) Providing free tax assistance to low-to-moderate income Hawaii residents in conjunction with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program of the Internal Revenue Service which saves taxpayers money while helping them to fulfill their federal and state obligations to file tax returns which serves the public interest.  (2) Providing educational workshops and material to the general public relating to financial literacy, with a focus on preventing tax-related debt which hinders the long-term success of current financial programs and interferes with the efforts of those who are striving to achieve self-sufficiency.


1 Program | 15 Seasons | 55,821 Clients Served

$83.7 Million in Refunds Obtained for Clients

$39.7 Million in Federal Tax Credits Claimed

$13.9 Million Saved by Workers in Tax Preparation Fees

2,806 Volunteers including 297 High School Students