2015 Hawaii Revised Statutes
TITLE 14. TAXATION
238. Use Tax Law
238-7 Audits; additional assessments; refunds.
§238-7 Audits; additional assessments; refunds. (a) Sections 237-36 to 237-40 of the general excise tax law are hereby made applicable to the taxes imposed by this chapter, to the refunding of overpayments thereof, and to assessments, investigations, and audits in connection therewith, for which purpose any references therein to "gross income" or "gross proceeds of sale" shall be deemed to refer to the purchase price or value, as the case may be, subject to tax under this chapter, and any references to the "annual return" shall, if the taxpayer is not required to file an annual return under this chapter, be deemed to refer to the monthly return mentioned in the first paragraph of section 238-5.
(b) Where the assessment of the tax imposed by this chapter has been made within the period of limitation applicable thereto, the tax may be collected by levy or by a proceeding in court under chapter 231; provided that the levy is made or the proceeding was begun within fifteen years after the assessment of the tax. For any tax that has been assessed prior to July 1, 2009, the levy or proceeding shall be barred after June 30, 2024.
Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary in this section, the limitation on collection after assessment in this section shall be suspended for the period:
(1) The taxpayer agrees to suspend the period;
(2) The assets of the taxpayer are in control or custody of a court in any proceeding before any court of the United States or any state, and for six months thereafter;
(3) An offer in compromise under section 231-3(10) is pending; and
(4) During which the taxpayer is outside the State if the period of absence is for a continuous period of at least six months; provided that if at the time of the taxpayer's return to the State the period of limitations on collection after assessment would expire before the expiration of six months from the date of the taxpayer's return, the period shall not expire before the expiration of the six months. [L 1965, c 155, pt of §2; Supp, §119-7; HRS §238-7; am L 2009, c 166, §9]
Applicability of 2009 amendment. L 2009, c 166, §27.
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