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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
Tupola Tax Cut: Make EITC Refundable
By News Release @ 2:10 PM :: 285 Views :: Tax Credits

...“Let's Give Money Back”....

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Sunday, January 07, 2018
GEMS Takes One on the Chin from the PUC
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 837 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes

...the PUC has basically said that it expects the program to crash and burn....

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Auditor: DoTax Funds ‘Do not meet Criteria’
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 2:15 PM :: 722 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

...Review of Special Funds, Revolving Funds, Trust Funds, and Trust Accounts of the Department of Taxation....

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Friday, November 03, 2017
GOP Tax Plan Will End Federal Subsidy for Unaffordable Housing and High Tax Localities
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 4:10 AM :: 1225 Views :: National News, Republican Party, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...repeals the state and local tax deduction for income and sales taxes and caps the SALT deduction for property taxes at $10,000. The home mortgage interest is grandfathered in and preserved for new homes up to $500,000....

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Sunday, October 29, 2017
Should Surfrider be Licensed to Pass Out Property Tax Exemptions?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1253 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Small Business, Tax Credits

...Recently, the Honolulu City Council approved on first reading Bill 80 (2017), which would award a real property tax exemption to “ocean-friendly restaurants.”...

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Thursday, May 25, 2017
HB209: Tax credit to help poor really helps politicians
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:45 AM :: 942 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

...state lawmakers mostly would just be raising taxes on the rich and giving it to themselves....

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Friday, May 19, 2017
HB209: Sneaky Legislators Limit Usefulness of Earned Income Tax Credit
By Selected News Articles @ 6:49 PM :: 1197 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

...but they didn't limit the oppressiveness of the income tax hike that went with it....

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Saturday, April 29, 2017
Which Places Benefit Most From State and Local Tax Deductions?
By Tax Foundation @ 6:01 AM :: 1038 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes

There are two factors contributing to this regional variation. The first is that higher-income taxpayers tend to take larger deductions....The second factor for county-by-county variation is that state and local tax regimes differ substantially....

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Sunday, April 09, 2017
CreditAbles
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 1169 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

Terms being bandied about include exemptions, deductions, and tax credits, and among tax credits there are the “CreditAbles” – refundable, nonrefundable, and assignable credits.....

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Tuesday, April 04, 2017
Green Energy Schemers: Hawaii success story because of the high price of electricity, state tax credits
By News Release @ 5:44 PM :: 2138 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Cost of Living

Honolulu ranks first for installed solar capacity per capita in the United States....

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Friday, March 31, 2017
After $2B in Tax Credits, High Tech Scammers Pay Only $27M in Taxes
By News Release @ 6:35 PM :: 1632 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes

After burning $2B, the state received a pathetic $27.1 million in taxes from 150 companies tied to the High Technology Development Corporation....

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Thursday, February 09, 2017
HTDC Gives Away $9.8M of Your Tax Dollars to Six Tech Companies
By News Release @ 11:26 PM :: 1492 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

... $1.6M state tax dollars and $8.2M federal tax dollars given away, not loaned ....

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Tuesday, January 31, 2017
BLNR Approves Big Island Carbon Credit Scam
By News Release @ 2:52 PM :: 1449 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits

...Growing Trees will Provide Opportunity for Purchase of Credits....

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Tax Credits: Cronies and Phonies Rake in Millions
By Andrew Walden @ 3:52 PM :: 1807 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

The Act 221 High-Tech Tax Credit Scam, abolished in 2010, still cost Hawaii $38.4M four years later....

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Hawaii Motion Picture Tax Credits? DoTax Making it up as they go Along
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 11:22 PM :: 1592 Views :: Tax Credits

...THE FILM TAX CREDIT is set to sunset at the end of 2018....

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Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Hawaii Obamacare Premiums Going Up 32% for 2017—Unless You Get a Tax Credit
By Selected News Articles @ 3:53 PM :: 1714 Views :: Health Care, Tax Credits

Health insurance premiums on the Affordable Care Act’s marketplaces (also called exchanges) are expected to increase faster in 2017 than in previous years....

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Sunday, October 23, 2016
What Californians Found Out about Hollywood Credits
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1444 Views :: Tax Credits

...the tax credit program boosted California’s economy only minimally, if at all....

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Friday, October 21, 2016
Hawaii Proves Solar Power’s Dependence on Subsidies
By Selected News Articles @ 10:51 PM :: 1871 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

After Hawaii’s lucrative net metering program ended last October, the solar industry in the state lost about 450 jobs. Total employment now is just above 600....

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Tuesday, September 06, 2016
Could you use an extra $500K? Can You Pretend to be a High-Tech Entrepreneur?
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 1816 Views :: Tax Credits

... We will give you $3K to write a grant for $70K you can use to scoop the $500K....

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Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Calling All Cronies: UH Has $50K to Give You
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 1785 Views :: Higher Education, Tax Credits

Do you have acting skills? Can you pretend to be a Tech Entrepreneur?  UH has some money to give you....

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
High Tech Corporate Welfare: State Gives Away Another $3.2M of Your Tax Dollars
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 1176 Views :: Tax Credits

$3,273,533 in funding from two grant programs to 13 Hawaii companies to help support development of new products....

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Sunday, July 10, 2016
Organic Food Tax Credit wins ‘Rusty Scalpel’ Award
By News Release @ 11:09 AM :: 1962 Views :: Ethics, Agriculture, Tax Credits

"...The content of the CD1 stunned us; it was passed without a single public hearing.  There clearly was no justification....”

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Sunday, July 10, 2016
Full Text: Lawsuit Accuses Movie Mogul of Pressuring Maui Mayor to Fire Film Commissioner
By Selected News Articles @ 12:42 AM :: 1612 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits

"...the specs of the stages aren’t enough to shoot a porn...."

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Friday, July 08, 2016
Does the Film Industry Need Taxpayer Subsidies?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:36 PM :: 1179 Views :: Tax Credits
“A lot of the time, they’re simply checks.”
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Thursday, June 30, 2016
Hawaii Hi Tech Darling Mbloom Collapses After Feds Arrest ‘Porn King’ in $60M Indian Tribe Ripoff
By Andrew Walden @ 2:25 AM :: 7212 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Tax Credits

And the 'fortunate sons' of John F Kerry and Joe Biden are involved, too....

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Education Savings Accounts: A New Way Forward
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:27 AM :: 1560 Views :: Education K-12, Tax Credits

Taxpayers in Hawaii spend about $1.8 billion on education every year....

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Saturday, June 04, 2016
Hawaii Taxpayer-Funded Hi Tech Future: Cookies? Chopsticks?
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 1487 Views :: Higher Education, Tax Credits

"specialty crafted gourmet cookies made on Maui"

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Friday, May 20, 2016
Bankruptcy for Code Rebel: Yet Another Hawaii High Tech Tax Credit Implosion
By Andrew Walden @ 2:22 AM :: 4333 Views :: Tax Credits

... How many high-tech tax credit scams must we suffer before legislators and the governor shut off the flow of taxpayer dollars? ....

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Sunday, April 24, 2016
Organically Growing Tax Credits
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2069 Views :: Agriculture, Tax Credits, GMOs

Renewable fuel proponents took another shot this year at enacting a renewable fuels credit....

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Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Fuzzy Accounting Behind Renewable Energy’s Falling Prices
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:29 PM :: 1675 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...most of those “savings” are coming from taxpayers pockets....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Does the EITC Reduce Savings Among the Poor?
By NCPA @ 7:00 PM :: 1270 Views :: Tax Credits

Few policies have enjoyed as much bipartisan support as the EITC....

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Friday, April 15, 2016
Government Spending Transparency: Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 1639 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

...Hawaii fails to provide any information at all on recipients of key subsidy programs....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Appleseed: Hawaii’s Poor Need a Tax Cut
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 2019 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living
“The State of Poverty in Hawai‘i: How Hawai‘i’s Residents Are Faring Post-Recovery.”
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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Half of Hawai’i Residents Struggling “Paycheck to Paycheck”
By News Release @ 3:38 PM :: 1714 Views :: Tax Credits, Cost of Living

The poll results also show that Hawaiʻi residents are highly concerned about the state’s high cost of housing....

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Thursday, February 25, 2016
UHERO Tries to Make Hi-Tech Tax Credits Look Good
By UHERO @ 3:01 AM :: 1403 Views :: Tax Credits

"...innovation-oriented projects that improve the living standards of Hawaii residents...." LOL!

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Friday, February 19, 2016
Which Places Benefit Most from State and Local Tax Deductions?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:37 PM :: 1545 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits
...Honolulu: $2,656 – Hawaii Co: $2,018 – Maui: $2,373 – Kauai: $2,278....
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Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Hawaii’s Expensive Green Energy Program Saves No Energy
By Selected News Articles @ 3:48 AM :: 2124 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes

Hawaii's Green Energy Market Securitization program (GEMS) financed with $145 million in bonds....

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Sunday, December 20, 2015
GEMS: Gets Everyone’s Money Swiftly
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 2113 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes

...our government has forced our utilities to jack up our electric bills to pay for this financing program that, to date, has not been able to underwrite a single kilowatt....

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Thursday, December 10, 2015
Sugar Subsidies to be Cut in Budget Bill?
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 2:42 PM :: 2022 Views :: Agriculture, Tax Credits

Rep. Pitts is building momentum within Congress to reform this archaic depression-era corporate welfare package....

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Friday, November 06, 2015
Which Counties Benefit Most From Earned Income Tax Credit?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:10 PM :: 2000 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

The map shows the average amount of EITC taken per tax return in every county in America....

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Relativity Media Issues Statement on Behalf of Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa
By News Release @ 2:06 PM :: 1755 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits

No.  This is not satire....

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Sunday, October 18, 2015
Taxpayers Also on the Hook for VW Diesel Dupe
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1740 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits

...the Energy Policy Act of 2005 extended an existing green vehicle tax credit to the new breed of diesels....

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Thursday, September 24, 2015
Kiplinger: Hawaii 4th Least Tax Friendly State
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 1977 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits, Taxes

The Aloha State, one of Kiplinger's top ten least tax-friendly states, is known for its high cost of living....

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Sunday, September 20, 2015
Can We Save the EITC by Making the Form Tougher?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1332 Views :: Tax Credits

...an "error rate," meaning payouts to people not legally entitled to them, in excess of 20% for the last ten years....

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Sunday, September 13, 2015
Tax Credits: Heads They Win, Tails You Lose
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1612 Views :: Tax Credits

...weeping, gnashing of teeth, and litigation....

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Friday, September 04, 2015
Auditor: DoTax allows $2B in Tax Credits Without Checking
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 6:55 PM :: 2558 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...in 2012, we reported that the State had issued and was responsible for reimbursing nearly $1 billion in tax credits; however, approximately three years later, we found that this obligation has nearly doubled, to almost $2 billion....

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Sunday, August 30, 2015
Manufacturing a (Tax) Problem
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:55 PM :: 2436 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tax Credits, Taxes

Hawaii's tax structure is 2nd-worst in the US for labor-intensive manufacturing....

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Hawaii: Tech Still Receiving Massive Business Tax Subsidies
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 PM :: 2428 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tax Credits, Taxes

Excepting heavily incentivized research and development (R&D) operations, mature firms generally experience above-average tax costs in Hawaii....

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Sunday, August 16, 2015
Penny for Your Thoughts? No? How About 50 Million Then?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 2063 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits
Is that how we steward taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars?
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Sunday, August 09, 2015
Relativity Media: E + mc = 0
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 1995 Views :: Tax Credits

You may remember Relativity Media from its efforts at the Hawaii Legislature in 2011 and 2012....

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