BILL NUMBER: HB 1046; SB 1272 (Identical)
INTRODUCED BY: HB by SAIKI by request; SB by KOUCHI by request
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Requires those who prepare tax returns for compensation to have a federally issued Preparer Tax Identification Number, or PTIN. This may make sense for income tax returns, but much of Hawaii tax involves excise taxes such as the GET. It takes a different skill set entirely to properly prepare an excise tax return, so the requirement of a PTIN makes less sense as to such returns.