2015 Hawaii Revised Statutes
236D. Estate and Transfer Tax
236D-4.5 Nonresidents not citizens; tax imposed; exemption.

HI Rev Stat § 236D-4.5 (2015) What's This?

[§236D-4.5] Nonresidents not citizens; tax imposed; exemption. (a) A tax in an amount computed as provided in this section is imposed on the noncitizen transfer of the taxable estate located in Hawaii of every nonresident decedent who was not a citizen at the time of their death.

(b) The tax shall be computed by multiplying the federal credit by a fraction, the numerator of which is the value of the property with a situs in Hawaii, and the denominator of which is the value of the decedent's gross estate.

(c) The noncitizen transfer of the property of a nonresident not a citizen is exempt from the tax imposed by this section to the extent that the property of residents is exempt from taxation under the laws of the state in which the nonresident not a citizen is domiciled; except that the following shall be subject to tax under this section:

(1) Real property having an actual situs in this State, whether or not held in a trust the corpus of which is included in a decedent's gross estate for federal estate tax purposes;

(2) A beneficial interest in a land trust that owns real property located in the State; and

(3) Tangible and intangible personal property having a situs in this State.

(d) "Situs" as used in this section means the location of a decedent's property within the meaning of section 2104 of the Internal Revenue Code, including regulations and other guidance issued thereunder, substituting "Hawaii" for "the United States". [L 2010, c 74, pt of §1]


Section applies to property interests of persons who die after April 30, 2010. L 2010, c 74, §5.

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