HARPTA/FIRPTA Waivers and Early Refunds
HARPTA (Hawaii Real Property Tax Act) is a tax withholding of 7.25% of the gross sales price on the sale of Hawaii real estate by nonresident sellers.
FIRPTA (Foreign Real Property Tax Act) is the federal counterpart to HARPTA, and it is a tax withholding of up to 15% of the gross sales price on the sale of U.S. real estate by a foreign person.
Our firm specializes in assisting home sellers obtain a HARPTA/FIRPTA waiver, reduction or an early refund of their withholding.
We have more experience with HARPTA and FIRPTA than any other tax professional in the state. Our clients typically receive refunds in the tens of thousands of dollars.
Contact us for a free, no-obligation phone consultation.