Maui property tax

Real Estate Agent with Aloha Realty Group

How much is property tax on Maui? This is the most common question that I receive from the people that are interested in investing on Maui.

Unlike other states, the value of a property is assessed by Maui County appraisers every year, based on a sophisticated formula that takes into consideration the sales in the area during that period of time.

Once the value is determined, a taxpayer is taxed a certain number of dollars for every thousand dollars of the assessed value, for that type of property.

For instance, if you own a  resort condo, you will be taxed $8.20 for every thousand dollars of the assessed value. I.e. for a condo that is worth $1,000,000, property tax will be $8200/year.

If you own a  second home, you are taxed $4.85 per $1,000 of the assessed value.

If you reside on Maui, you benefit of a $300,000 exemption/deduction from your taxable value. On top of this, if you reside in a house, you will be applied a $2.00 rate, versus $4.85 rate applied to second homes.

To make it easy, if you own a $1 mil home on Maui:

- as a second home, you pay $4,850/year;

- as a resident, you pay $1,400/year.

What a better incentive to move to Maui?

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Posted by

Mihaela Stoops, REALTOR Broker

Aloha Realty GroupHonolua Bay

180 Dickenson St #217

Lahaina, Hi 96761                                


Comments (4)

Randy L. Prothero
eXp Realty - Mililani, HI
Hawaii REALTOR, (808) 384-5645

On Oahu they do not penalize non-owner occupants that way.  There is a break for if it your primary resident, but nothing that drastic.

Dec 01, 2008 08:32 PM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

The best incentive is living in Lahaina. Loggins and Messina sang about it way back in 1972 or so.

Dec 02, 2008 07:48 PM
Maggie Baumbach
Search Homes for Sale in Maryland at - Reisterstown, MD

These tax rates seem pretty do-able, even for the expensive rates. Thanks for sharing it!

Jan 03, 2009 10:48 AM
Tim Bradley
Contour Investment Properties - Jackson Hole, WY
Commercial Real Estate Expert in Jackson Hole, WY

Hi Mihaela, thanks for the info. You inspired me to write a similar blog on Jackson Hole, so thanks for that too. Interesting that Maui gives such an incentive/discount for owner/occupants. I may suggest that to our county officials, as second home ownership is such a large part of our community as well.

Jan 04, 2009 03:35 AM