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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
How the IRS Monitors Tax Credits
By NCPA @ 2:43 PM :: 2572 Views :: Health Care, Tax Credits, Taxes

...out of $668.1 million in tax credits claimed in tax year 2011, the Service disallowed only $11 million, and failed to find a single case of fraud....

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Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Obamacare Puts IRS on Steroids
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:24 PM :: 1937 Views :: Health Care, Taxes
IRS on Steroids.
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Tuesday, June 04, 2013
The Internet Sales Tax Will Kill My Small Business
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:42 PM :: 1919 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

Hi, I’m Catesby Jones....

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Tuesday, June 04, 2013
CoR Releases General Fund Forecast
By News Release @ 1:04 AM :: 1705 Views :: Taxes
In producing its forecasts, the Council adopted specific adjustments reflecting effects on General Fund tax revenues of tax law changes enacted by the 2011 Legislature....
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Sunday, June 02, 2013
No Good Intention Goes Without Consequences
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:01 AM :: 2097 Views :: Taxes

One issue that has irritated lawmakers for the past few years is the ability to transfer ownership of companies or organizations that have substantial holdings of real estate without having to pay the conveyance tax....

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Tuesday, May 28, 2013
VIDEO: Time to Shrink the Monster
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:51 PM :: 2199 Views :: National News, Taxes
A new video by Bankrupting America....
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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
ObamaCare Mandates Dramatically Expand the Internal Revenue Service's Power
By NCPA @ 11:33 AM :: 2169 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...many people are exempt from the mandate, and so the IRS has to know a lot about you in order to decide whether you are in compliance....

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013
Taxes: What Did Apple Do Wrong?
By Heritage Foundation @ 11:27 AM :: 1983 Views :: Taxes

A Senate subcommittee accused the company of “shifting” profits from the U.S. to other countries and avoiding paying taxes....

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Saturday, May 18, 2013
IRS to Maui TEA Party: "Provide details of your relationship with Dylan Nonaka"
By Andrew Walden @ 4:08 AM :: 4051 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party
Among the questions sent from the National IRS office in Cincinnati was this item referencing Dylan Nonaka....
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Hawaii leads nation in per-capita debt for unfunded union benefits
By Malia Zimmerman @ 10:32 PM :: 3339 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes
Source: Truth in Accounting...
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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Gay Marriage Activists Given IRS Files of Opponents
By Selected News Articles @ 1:41 PM :: 2657 Views :: Family, First Amendment, Taxes

...the IRS leaked National Organization for Marriage's confidential financial documents to the rival Human Rights Campaign. Those NOM documents were published on the Huffington Post on March 30, 2012....

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Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Morning Bell: The IRS Wants to Know If You’re a “Patriot”
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:11 PM :: 2864 Views :: National News, First Amendment, Taxes

Heritage sounded the alarm on the Obama Administration’s hit list nearly a year ago....

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Tuesday, May 14, 2013
ProPublica: IRS Office Gave Us Confidential Docs From Conservative Groups
By Selected News Articles @ 2:03 PM :: 2847 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes
The same IRS office that deliberately targeted conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status in the run-up to the 2012 election released nine pending confidential applications of conservative groups to ProPublica late last year....
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Monday, May 13, 2013
ObamaCare’s Unfair Treatment of Middle Class Families
By NCPA @ 4:38 PM :: 2126 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...many workers will soon discover that when they earn more money, they end up with less take-home pay....

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Monday, May 13, 2013
Peace Frogs Join Chorus Against Internet Sales Tax
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:56 PM :: 1655 Views :: Taxes

The Internet sales tax passed the Senate, but a growing chorus is pointing out that it would hurt many to help the tax man....

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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Hirono, Schatz Vote Would Impose Hawaii GE Tax on Stock Transactions
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:15 PM :: 2573 Views :: Taxes
Financial experts say this means states tax “sales” such as stock trades in a mutual fund or brokerage account, or even contributions to pension plans such as 401(k)s that were designed to be tax-free until retirement....
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Moving the Tax Burden to Others
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:58 AM :: 1987 Views :: Taxes
“Don’t Tax You, Don’t Tax Me, Tax that Man Behind the Tree.”
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Sunday, May 12, 2013
Obamacare: Taxpayers Must Report Personal Health ID Info to IRS
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:11 AM :: 2196 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

When Obamacare’s individual mandate takes effect in 2014, all Americans who file income tax returns must complete an additional IRS tax form....

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Friday, May 10, 2013
IRS Admits Targeting TEA Party Groups—Maui TEA Party Among Victims
By Selected News Articles @ 3:07 PM :: 2993 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party
Lois Lerner, who heads the IRS unit that oversees tax-exempt groups, said organizations that included the words "tea party" or "patriot" in their applications for tax-exempt status were singled out for additional reviews....
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Friday, May 10, 2013
Ready for Another Debt Limit Fight?
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:12 PM :: 2313 Views :: National News, Taxes
Yes, it’s time to talk about the debt limit again....
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Wednesday, May 08, 2013
Pacquiao Takes Fight in Macau, U.S. Federal Income Tax Rate Proves Too High
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 1:40 PM :: 2330 Views :: Taxes, Tourism
“Manny can go back to Las Vegas and make $25 million, but how much of it will he end up with – $15 million?"
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Sunday, May 05, 2013
Making Reimbursements Could Incur Tax Liability
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:03 AM :: 2307 Views :: Small Business, Taxes
In recent years, various proposals to exempt the reimbursement of amounts paid out by mangers or operators of a number of business activities have been enacted....
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Saturday, May 04, 2013
Budget: Kenoi Proposes $21M Property Tax Hike
By News Release @ 10:40 AM :: 2348 Views :: Hawaii County , Taxes
...this budget incorporates a property tax 'adjustment' that would allow the county to collect an estimated $219 million in the year ahead....
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Friday, May 03, 2013
No Hawaii Beverage Tax Cheers Third Win in a Row
By News Release @ 5:18 PM :: 2039 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

Unfortunately, we know from past experience that even though the public doesn't want a beverage tax, some lawmakers will keep pushing for one....

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Thursday, May 02, 2013
Starting in October: 15% Penalty on Overpaid Unemployment Comp
By Selected News Articles @ 7:18 AM :: 2799 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

Hawaii has amended its Employment Security Law as follows....

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Wednesday, May 01, 2013
SB1196 Small Vendors Targeted by DoTax
By Video @ 9:47 AM :: 2249 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

... Assists with enforcement of cash economy laws by the department of taxation ....

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Sunday, April 28, 2013
Lack of Understanding of General Excise Tax Creates Confusion
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:00 AM :: 2572 Views :: Taxes

...because of its broad base...it is applied to nearly every transaction that takes place in Hawaii....

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Friday, April 26, 2013
Bag Tax Goes National
By News Release @ 9:28 PM :: 2397 Views :: Environment, Taxes
... H.R. 1686, the Trash Reduction Act of 2013 -- Annualized Cost: $4.08 billion .... 
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Wednesday, April 24, 2013
HIRA: Democrats Want to Tax Your Online Purchases
By News Release @ 11:40 PM :: 1769 Views :: Taxes
proposed federal law will permit states to increase the price tag for virtually all of your online purchases....
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Monday, April 22, 2013
Internet Sales Tax Is a State Money Grab
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:24 PM :: 1415 Views :: Taxes

Why are states so eager to collect taxes on Internet sales?  In short, because they could grab money from other states....

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Sunday, April 21, 2013
Let Them Ask for Their Funding
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:01 AM :: 1906 Views :: Taxes

...take a moment to look back on the last 50 or so working days to see how they handled taxpayer funds....

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Friday, April 19, 2013
Internet Sales Tax: Taxation Without Representation
By Heritage Foundation @ 4:04 PM :: 1688 Views :: Taxes

Retailers would be forced to act as tax collectors for states in which they have no voice....

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Monday, April 15, 2013
Where Did Your Tax Dollar Go?
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:00 PM :: 1551 Views :: Taxes
Americans are waking up today to the worst "case of the Mondays" they'll have all year: It's Tax Day....
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Sunday, April 14, 2013
DoTax Cooking Books to Influence Legislature? HART Calls for Audit
By Andrew Walden @ 6:02 PM :: 2975 Views :: Rail, Taxes
...the illusion of greater revenues would be helpful in Abercrombie’s effort to create a state-funded ‘Early Education’ voucher system....
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Sunday, April 14, 2013
Let Conformity Simplify Tax Filings
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:02 AM :: 1912 Views :: Taxes
...the madness of completing state tax returns is just around the corner....
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Thursday, April 11, 2013
Hawaii Tax Freedom Day April 14
By Selected News Articles @ 1:44 PM :: 2404 Views :: Taxes
Tax Freedom Day is the day when the state as a whole has earned enough money to pay its total tax bill for the year....
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Sunday, April 07, 2013
Lessen Dependence on Government: Key to Strong Democracy
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:02 AM :: 2850 Views :: Economy, Taxes

One of the opportunities that sequestration presents is the realization of just how dependent the American public is ....

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Friday, April 05, 2013
Tax Myths Debunked
By News Release @ 1:31 PM :: 2602 Views :: Taxes
...Iowa Policy Project and Good Jobs First used cherry-picked data and inaccurate statements to argue that Hawaii should raise taxes....
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Thursday, March 28, 2013
House GOP: "Senate bills would increase taxes and fees"
By News Release @ 11:17 PM :: 3277 Views :: Republican Party, Taxes
After many House bills to raise taxes and fees failed in the House, more Senate bills that would do so are still alive....
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Monday, March 25, 2013
Taxes, Marriage, PLDC Top Agenda for Hawaii Republican Assembly
By News Release @ 1:17 PM :: 3741 Views :: Family, Republican Party, Taxes
As an affiliated chapter of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, HIRA strives to be the conservative standard-bearer of the Republican Party in Hawaii ....
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Sunday, March 24, 2013
Knee-Jerk Reaction Leads to Just More Money
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:01 AM :: 2739 Views :: Taxes

...how much is too much when it comes to spending on government programs....

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Saturday, March 23, 2013
Hirono, Schatz Cast Decisive Votes as Senate Passes Trillion Dollar Tax Hike
By Selected News Articles @ 12:50 PM :: 3668 Views :: National News, Congressional Delegation, Taxes
...a $3.7 trillion blueprint for 2014 that would fast-track passage of tax increases, trim spending gingerly and leave the government still deeply in the debt a decade from now....
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Thursday, March 21, 2013
Online Travel Companies Ordered to Pay $70M, Appeal Planned
By News Release @ 12:38 AM :: 5168 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

Tax Appeal Court Judge Gary W.B. Chang yesterday granted the State of Hawaii’s motion for summary judgment....

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Tell Congress: No Internet Sales Tax
By News Release @ 2:23 PM :: 2978 Views :: Taxes

The internet sales tax mandate would force businesses to become sales tax collectors for all states....

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Monday, March 18, 2013
Abercrombie: Hotel Industry TAT Concerns are "Propaganda"
By News Release @ 8:31 PM :: 3202 Views :: Economy, Taxes, Tourism

...the governor interrupted by saying he has been hearing “the same propaganda.”

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Sunday, March 17, 2013
Key to Hawaii’s Future is Business Climate
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 6:11 AM :: 4187 Views :: Economy, Small Business, Tax Credits, Taxes

we, mere mortals, cannot predict what the prize industry of the future will be....

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Saturday, March 16, 2013
List of Tax Measures Moving in Legislature Totals Seven Pages
By Andrew Walden @ 12:06 AM :: 3239 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

Some raise, some redistribute. Others give credit where credit may not be due....

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Republican Caucus Commends Fiscally Conservative Hawaii House Budget
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 2719 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Republican Party, Taxes

"This is a clear sign that the House is moving in the right direction," said Minority Leader Aaron Ling Johanson, Vice Chair of the House Committee on Finance.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Schatz Proposes $180 Billion Carbon Tax
By News Release @ 3:16 PM :: 3334 Views :: Environment, Taxes

What is the appropriate price per ton for 'polluters' to pay? The draft contains alternative prices of $15, $25, and $35 per ton....

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Sunday, March 10, 2013
Knock Off the Theatrics and Get Down To Business
By Lowell L Kalapa @ 5:11 AM :: 2526 Views :: Taxes

For the last two months, taxpayers heard time and time again that the “sky is falling, the sky is falling”....

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