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I am a US Citizen, living in Germany since 2009. I am

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I am a US Citizen, living in Germany since 2009. I am self-employed and have filed a US federal tay return each year.
I have not filed state returns (previous resident of Tennessee.)
Now I am doing business with a client in Hawaii and wonder about the GET (General Excise Taxes). I have never been to Hawaii. Do I have to pay GE Tax as an international freelancer?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
I have never been to Hawaii. I am a graphic designer working from Germany. The contact with the client is only online.

Then you are not registered to do business in Hawaii and have no obligation to do so. You also have no obligation for GET.

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