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Hawaii island tax forms go missing

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:38 p.m. HST, Oct 25, 2012

The state Department of Taxation put out an alert today for Hawaii island taxpayers that their tax documents may have been lost.

A courier bag containing the documents was discovered missing from a Security Courier Service vehicle on Oct. 4, department officials said. The company is contracted by the tax department as their courier service.

Officials said about 75 taxpayers may be affected. The documents lost have been narrowed down to the following:

Business License Forms (Form BB-1) and Cancellation Forms (Forms GEW-TA-RV-1) that were mailed or dropped off between September 24-October 1, 2012 at the department's Kona office.Tax documents mailed on or about October 1-3, 2012, or dropped off on or about October 3-4, 2012 at the department's Hilo office. The documents include business license applications, tax returns (GET and income tax) with checks, and payment vouchers.

Taxpayers who think they may be affected should contact the Hawaii district office at (808) 974-6321 for additional information.

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gunfunit wrote:
missing since oct. 4 and only now the state dept of taxation is putting out an alert?! or is 3 weeks supposed to be considered prompt for a state agency? how absurd!
on October 25,2012 | 01:12PM
OLINDA wrote:
I am shocked and angry that in this day and age Hilo cannot directly deposit tax funds and scan the documents into the computer system. What is the cost of the courier service vs upgrading the computers? My heart goes out to those affected, especially those whose social security numbers and banking info may be in the lost bag!
on October 25,2012 | 02:51PM
peanutgallery wrote:
Can you spell "INSIDE" job?
on October 25,2012 | 03:12PM
808chubs wrote:
Who the heck hires these people? OMgish...first the Elections Office is messed up now this, goodnite!
on October 25,2012 | 05:22PM
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