In most cases, if you have employees working in Hawaii, you must pay unemployment taxes on their wages in this state.  Tax reports are due quarterly.  Liable employers must submit a tax report every quarter, even if there are no paid employees that quarter and/or  taxes are unable to be paid.   Note: Future hire dates are not accepted.

Employers may register their company at:

For general registration information:

Oahu (808) 586-8982

Hawaii Island: (808) 974-4095

Maui: (808) 984-8410

Kauai: (808) 274-3025

More information on Registering a new business


Create your online business account to submit “Weekly Report of Low Earnings”and file amended weekly reports; receive notifications of missing weekly reports and confirmation of filed reports.

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More information on filing “Weekly Report of Low Earnings”

FILE QUARTERLY REPORTS and Pay online – HUI Express

Employers must complete Form UC-B6, “Employer’s Quarterly Wage, Contribution and Employment and Training Assessment Report” and pay all contributions and assessments by end of the month after the end of the calendar quarter.

Use Hawaii Unemployment Insurance (HUI) Express to file quarterly UC-B6 reports and pay contributions. Create an account to use HUI Express and then download the free QWRS program to create electronic files to send online.  QWRS calculates the total and taxable wages and contributions due.

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More information on filing quarterly reports and paying online


The State Information Data Exchange System is an electronic tool to help employers respond to state unemployment insurance (UI) requests Form UC-BP-35, Request for Separation Information.  Create an online business account for SIDES E-Response and receive an email notification the day after an employee files for unemployment benefits. Log-on to the web based application to provide job separation information.  This process replaces the current paper-based method.

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More Information on SIDES