Several bills aimed at helping working families through tax credits and early childhood education programs remain alive in Hawaii’s legislative session.
Although direct cash rebates are not expected, there are proposals to increase the earned income tax credit, a child tax credit, and expanded tax credits for teacher expenses, renters, and those caring for dependents.
The Hawaii Children’s Action set of bills aims to fund more early childhood education programs and provide worker subsidies to retain childcare workers.
Among the surviving bills are efforts to build new housing for teachers in the Mililani, Nanakuli, and Waipahu complexes.
The final day of the session is May 5th.
While there are various ways to get relief, taxpayers need to understand and claim these credits to benefit from them.