Organic Foods Production Tax Credit Information

Request to:
Department of Taxation
Law used:
State of Hawaii UIPA
Status of this request:
Request partially successful
Refusal Reason
"Each December, DOTAX publishes data regarding Tax Credits claimed for the prior tax year (i.e., in December 2019, we published a report on tax credits claimed in TY 2017). The Organic Foods Production Tax Credit took effect for taxable periods beginning January 1, 2017. The TY 2017 report would have been the first report to provide information about this credit. However, as indicated in the report, the number of returns claiming this newly established tax credit and the amounts claimed for tax year 2017 were suppressed to prevent unintended disclosure of confidential tax data (HRS 235-116). Please check back with us in December 2020 to see if we can provide additional data for TY 2018 at that time."
Summary of Request
Seeking data from Form N-354. Specifically, the total amount of tax credits given, and the total number of filers who received the credit, by year for all years.

Messages in this request

From << Name Not Public >>
Subject Records Request for Department of Taxation: Organic Foods Production Tax Credit Information [#300]
Date Jan. 17, 2020, 5:27 p.m.
To Department of Taxation
Status Awaiting response
Attachments

Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address.
Seeking data from Form N-354. Specifically, the total amount of tax credits given, and the total number of filers who received the credit, by year for all years.
[... Show complete request text] << Name Not Public >>
  1. 4 weeks, 1 day agoJan. 17, 2020, 5:27 p.m.: << Name Not Public >> sent a message to Department of Taxation.
  2. 1 week, 6 days agoFeb. 3, 2020, midnight: This request became overdue
From << Name Not Public >>
Subject Records Request for Department of Taxation: Organic Foods Production Tax Credit Information [#300]
Date Feb. 3, 2020, 11:53 a.m.
To Department of Taxation

Aloha, My UIPA request "Organic Foods Production Tax Credit Information" (01/17/2020) was not answered in the time defined by HAR 2-71-13. Please update me on the status of my request as soon as possible. Mahalo,
  1. 1 week, 6 days agoFeb. 3, 2020, 11:53 a.m.: << Name Not Public >> sent a message to Department of Taxation.
From Kwan, Deborah – Department of Taxation
Subject RE: Records Request for Department of Taxation: Organic Foods Production Tax Credit Information [#300]
Date Feb. 4, 2020, 9:33 a.m.
Status Request resolved
Attachments

Dear << Name removed >> , The Department received your records request on Tuesday, January 21. Your request dated January 18, 2020 was emailed to us after hours on Friday, January 17. We are closed on weekends and Monday, January 20 was a holiday, thus February 4th is the 10th business day since the Department received your records request. Attached to this email is your formal notice to requester. Please call me at 808-587-1540 should you have any questions about your request. Aloha, Deborah
-- Deborah Kwan | State of Hawaii – Department of Taxation 830 Punchbowl Street, Rm 221, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 (808) 587-1540 | http://tax.hawaii.gov -----Original Message----- From: << Name removed >> << Name removed >> <<name and email address> > Sent: Friday, January 17, 2020 5:28 PM To: Tax.UIPA < <name and email address> > Subject: Records Request for Department of Taxation: Organic Foods Production Tax Credit Information [#300] Aloha, Pursuant to the public records law, I would like to request the following records in electronic format sent to my email address. Seeking data from Form N-354. Specifically, the total amount of tax credits given, and the total number of filers who received the credit, by year for all years. Mahalo, << Name removed >> << Name removed >>
  1. 1 week, 5 days agoFeb. 4, 2020, 9:34 a.m.: Received an email from Department of Taxation.
From Tax.PIO – Department of Taxation
Subject RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Taxation: Organic Foods Production Tax Credit Information [#300]
Date Feb. 4, 2020, 9:40 a.m.
Status Request resolved

Dear << Nameremoved >> , Thank you for following up. In a separate email sent February 4, 2020, the Department sent you your notice to requester. Deborah
-----Original Message----- From: << Name removed >> << Name removed >> <<name and email address> > Sent: Monday, February 3, 2020 11:53 AM To: Tax.UIPA < <name and email address> > Subject: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Taxation: Organic Foods Production Tax Credit Information [#300] Aloha, My UIPA request "Organic Foods Production Tax Credit Information" (01/17/2020) was not answered in the time defined by HAR 2-71-13. Please update me on the status of my request as soon as possible. Mahalo,
  1. 1 week, 5 days agoFeb. 4, 2020, 9:40 a.m.: Received an email from Department of Taxation.
From << Name Not Public >>
Subject RE: [EXTERNAL] Records Request for Department of Taxation: Organic Foods Production Tax Credit Information [#300]
Date Feb. 7, 2020, 3:51 p.m.
To Department of Taxation

Aloha Deborah, Apologies for mixing up the timeline, and mahalo for sending along the info about the report. Aloha, <<Name removed >> << Name removed >>
  1. 1 week, 1 day agoFeb. 7, 2020, 3:52 p.m.: << Name Not Public >> sent a message to Department of Taxation.
  2. 1 week, 1 day agoFeb. 7, 2020, 3:53 p.m.: Department of Taxation refused to provide information on the grounds of "Each December, DOTAX publishes data regarding Tax Credits claimed for the prior tax year (i.e., in December 2019, we published a report on tax credits claimed in TY 2017). The Organic Foods Production Tax Credit took effect for taxable periods beginning January 1, 2017. The TY 2017 report would have been the first report to provide information about this credit. However, as indicated in the report, the number of returns claiming this newly established tax credit and the amounts claimed for tax year 2017 were suppressed to prevent unintended disclosure of confidential tax data (HRS 235-116). Please check back with us in December 2020 to see if we can provide additional data for TY 2018 at that time.".
  3. 1 week, 1 day agoFeb. 7, 2020, 3:54 p.m.: Department of Taxation answered partially, but denied access to all information on the grounds of "Each December, DOTAX publishes data regarding Tax Credits claimed for the prior tax year (i.e., in December 2019, we published a report on tax credits claimed in TY 2017). The Organic Foods Production Tax Credit took effect for taxable periods beginning January 1, 2017. The TY 2017 report would have been the first report to provide information about this credit. However, as indicated in the report, the number of returns claiming this newly established tax credit and the amounts claimed for tax year 2017 were suppressed to prevent unintended disclosure of confidential tax data (HRS 235-116). Please check back with us in December 2020 to see if we can provide additional data for TY 2018 at that time.".