General Excise Reduced Tax

Individuals and businesses with Hawaii General Excise Tax licenses may qualify for reduced tax for their materials purchases.

If you have previously received the reduced tax and have not completed an updated G-17 tax form within the past year, please do so ASAP to prevent being denied the reduced tax the next time you make a purchase.

We have provided a downloadable copy of the G-17 tax form for your convenience if you are unable to make it into one of our stores before September 01, 2020. Please print out the form, fill it out, and e-mail a scanned copy along with a scan of your GE license to You will be sent an e-mail when your completed form and scanned license have been received.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Know if I Qualify for Reduced Tax?

If you have a Hawaii General Excise Tax license, purchase materials at Discount Fabric Warehouse to create items that you then resell, and pay taxes on the income from those sales, then you may qualify for reduced tax.

What Types of Items Are Eligible for the Reduced Tax?

Regular priced fabric (minimum 1 yd. cut) and notions. Machines, vacuums, furniture, and the like are NOT eligible.

What if I Have More Questions?

Please speak to the store manager at your local Discount Fabric Warehouse store.