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Sunday, August 12, 2018
Weekends Safe from Cackling Lawyers?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 426 Views :: Honolulu County, Ethics, Taxes

Back in 2014, we wrote in this space about a nasty Honolulu City & County rule involving real property tax appeals....

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Saturday, August 11, 2018
New rail taxes after election?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:09 AM :: 584 Views :: Rail, Taxes

...talk of “recovery plans,” new bonds and property tax dollars allocated to rail inevitably raises the spectre of new rail taxes....

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Wednesday, August 08, 2018
Hawaii -- 4th-Highest Gas Taxes in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 1:21 PM :: 380 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii gas taxes average $0.4788 per gallon ....

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Sunday, August 05, 2018
Wayfair – Playing Catch-Up
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 498 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...One good thing is that Hawaii has made its position known early, so that those businesses who choose to compete in our marketplace will know what the rules are....

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Thursday, August 02, 2018
Grassroot Institute releases report on fixing pension debt crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:29 PM :: 548 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...how to bring under control the almost $13 billion in unfunded liabilities of Hawaii’s public pension system....

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Sunday, July 29, 2018
The Wayfair Switch in Time
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 582 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the Wayfair v. South Dakota case. It was a huge turning point in constitutional law involving the ability of states to tax “online sellers”....

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Friday, July 27, 2018
How to resolve Hawaii’s public pension debt crisis
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:33 PM :: 1593 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii is releasing a new report that outlines how policymakers could resolve Hawaii’s financially dangerous public pension crisis....

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018
Indictment: 24 New Jersey Residents Allegedly Defraud Hawaii DoTax
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 2339 Views :: Law Enforcement, Tax Credits, Taxes

...The defendants, led by a tax preparer and her husband, allegedly attempted to steal over $400,000....

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Sunday, July 22, 2018
Who Can We Beat Up with Property Tax?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 911 Views :: Taxes

....the possibility of new state-mandated property taxes....

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Friday, July 13, 2018
Retroactive Internet Sales Tax--DoTax Chickens Out
By Selected News Articles @ 5:38 PM :: 906 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...“To avoid any constitutional concerns, the department will not retroactively administer Act 41....” 

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Friday, July 13, 2018
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Corporate Income Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 2:42 AM :: 516 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii 44th at 0.8%....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Ige Vetoes Eight -- Allows Law Enforcement Standards Board to Become Law
By News Release @ 8:45 PM :: 882 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Law Enforcement, Police, Taxes

...Gov. David Ige has notified legislative leaders and key lawmakers that he is vetoing eight out of 11 bills on his Intent to Veto list....

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018
GEMS for Insiders: Polynesian Cultural Center First to Take Advantage of On-Bill Financing
By News Release @ 8:34 PM :: 1518 Views :: Energy, Ethics, Tax Credits, Taxes

...PCC will finance systems totaling 413 kilowatts (kw), with flexibility to install additional systems and features. The agreement marks the first commercial on-bill financing project in Hawaii using the Hawaii Green Infrastructure Authority's recently launched Green Energy Money $aver (GEM$)On-Bill program....

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Tuesday, July 03, 2018
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Individual Income Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 5:13 PM :: 688 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii Ranks 27th --Income taxes account for 22.8% of spending ....

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Thursday, June 28, 2018
Hawaii 9th-Most Reliant on Sales Taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 9:30 AM :: 486 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...36.9% of State and Local Revenues come from the GE Tax....

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Sunday, June 24, 2018
Pray I Don’t Alter It Any Further
By News Release @ 5:00 AM :: 773 Views :: Taxes

...when our Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) was adopted in 1986, vocal and strident opposition from the Neighbor Islands and from the tourist industry was quelled by promises that the TAT would only be needed to fund the convention center....

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Friday, June 22, 2018
PUC Orders $107M Hawaii Electric Rate CUT--Thanks to President Donald J Trump
By News Release @ 9:43 PM :: 1135 Views :: Energy, Taxes, Cost of Living

...This rate decrease reflects the impacts of the recently enacted federal “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act”....

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Friday, June 22, 2018
Supreme Court Legalizes Internet Sales Tax--And Hawaii May Get Nothing
By Selected News Articles @ 6:15 PM :: 1879 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...despite Hawaii’s new e-commerce law in anticipation of the court ruling, local tax attorneys caution the state could still face legal challenges in collecting those taxes because of its unique tax structure and what now look like flaws in signed legislation....

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Property Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 2:32 PM :: 687 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...17.6% of State and Local government revenue comes from property taxes in Hawaii....

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Thursday, June 14, 2018
Mapping 2018 Tax Reform
By Tax Foundation @ 4:23 AM :: 756 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by Congressional District....

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Friday, June 08, 2018
Tax Collections Soar for FY2018
By News Release @ 10:00 PM :: 703 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...general fund tax deposits are up by 8.5% compared with the same period in FY 2017....

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Thursday, June 07, 2018
Hawaii #3 in Sin Taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 4:09 PM :: 975 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...The State of Hawaii is the senior partner in the sin business....

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Sunday, June 03, 2018
The California Stupidity Fund, Part 2
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1127 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

...Now, the IRS and the U.S. Treasury have indicated that they are going to weigh in....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
$0.15 Bag Tax Hits Oahu Starting July 1
By News Release @ 10:18 PM :: 3167 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Taxes

...Caldwell in 2017, amended the plastic bag ban ordinance to require businesses to charge a minimum 15 cent fee per bag starting July 1, 2018....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
Relief for Taxpayers Affected by Volcano
By News Release @ 10:08 PM :: 691 Views :: Hawaii County , Taxes

...DoTAX today issued a Tax Announcement describing various forms of relief that are available to taxpayers who are affected by the disaster....

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Friday, June 01, 2018
State Income Tax Collections--Hawaii Takes $1389 Per Capita
By Tax Foundation @ 3:44 AM :: 959 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii income taxes 10th-highest in USA....

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Monday, May 28, 2018
Brian Schatz: Tax Reform Was A Conspiracy To Make People Lose Their Jobs
By Selected News Articles @ 3:11 PM :: 1870 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

...somebody's gotta stop this Schatz guy from tweeting....

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Sunday, May 27, 2018
We Can’t See It or Touch It, But We Can Tax It!
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1208 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...HB 2416 applies Hawaii Use Tax to intangible property....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
Hawaii Tax Revenue up 20.2% Since Great Recession
By Selected News Articles @ 7:02 PM :: 834 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Pew's analysis compares state tax receipts from when the Great Recession began in December 2007 to the fourth quarter of 2017....

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Friday, May 25, 2018
Hawaii 5th-Highest Beer Tax in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 6:49 PM :: 850 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...$0.93 per gallon....

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Sunday, May 20, 2018
Finding the Magic Bullet: City’s Share of Rail Administrative Costs
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1270 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

...In a recent hearing in the Honolulu City Council’s Budget Committee, council leaders say that they might have found a “magic bullet”....

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Sunday, May 13, 2018
​Reactionary Reaction to Resort Fees
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1098 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

...SB 2699 proposes to make “resort fees” subject to our Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT)....

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Saturday, May 12, 2018
Property Taxes Cost Hawaii $1070 per Person
By Tax Foundation @ 3:45 AM :: 1159 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Average Per Capita Property Taxes: How Does Your State Compare?....

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Sunday, May 06, 2018
Letting the Genie Out of the Bottle…for Our Keiki?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1077 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...The amendment, if approved by the voters, does not define what investment real property is. Nor does it contain any limitations on the taxing power. Almost all the details are left up to the state legislature....

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Friday, May 04, 2018
Was 2018 Hawaii Legislature a success?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:05 PM :: 1288 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Saiki said that after passing last year’s rail tax hike, he feels like “the Legislature can do anything.”....

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Sunday, April 29, 2018
HB2432: The Tax Office Said So, So It Must Be True!
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 1165 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

...HB 2432, one of the bills actively being considered this session, proposes to hike the “transient occupancy tax,” or TOT, by an as-yet-unspecified amount....

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Monday, April 23, 2018
HSTA: Our Slush Fund is on the Ballot Nov 6
By News Release @ 5:25 PM :: 1627 Views :: Education K-12, Labor, Taxes

...​HSTA Slush Fund Unlimited Tax Increases in Your Future....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Mighty Morphin Power Bills!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1102 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

...lots of surprises as lawmakers press forward....

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
Green Energy Plan: $2.3B Tax and Rate Hike to Send Even More Money to Elon Musk
By News Release @ 2:10 AM :: 2256 Views :: Energy, Environment, Land Use, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Over the past 15 years, the people of Hawaii have paid 260% more for electricity than the US average, while gasoline prices consistently hover close to $1-per-gallon higher.  (But we can go even higher)....

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Friday, April 20, 2018
Hawaii Legislature wants to vacuum up your tax savings
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:11 PM :: 1061 Views :: Taxes

...In the latest edition of “Rich States, Poor States,” Hawaii ranked 45th overall. One of the biggest reasons for that low ranking was Hawaii’s high level of taxation....

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Sunday, April 15, 2018
220% Conveyance Tax Hike: HB207 Gut n Replace
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1758 Views :: Ethics, Taxes

...The Feds Gave You a Break? Now We, the State, Can Turn the Screws!....

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Friday, April 13, 2018
Hawaii schools need flexibility, not centralization
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:09 PM :: 1134 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

...At a time when many advocates of education reform are promoting greater local involvement in schools, Hawaii appears to be moving in the opposite direction....

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Thursday, April 12, 2018
Does Your State Tax Manufacturing Machinery?
By Tax Foundation @ 4:38 PM :: 1129 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...the sales tax bases in Hawaii, New Mexico, and South Dakota are incredibly broad, so it’s not surprising that they would tax these types of transactions....

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Tax Freedom Day Hawaii -- April 20
By Tax Foundation @ 3:39 PM :: 944 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...last year Hawaii Tax Freedom Day was April 19....

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Monday, April 09, 2018
Tax Burden: Hawaii Ranks #2
By Selected News Articles @ 12:17 PM :: 1029 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...only New York State is higher....

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Thursday, April 05, 2018
Death Tax: Hawaii One of Only a Few States
By Tax Foundation @ 4:28 PM :: 1256 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Recently, states have moved away from these taxes or raised the exemption levels....

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Monday, April 02, 2018
Hawaii: Worst Taxpayer ROI in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:03 PM :: 1391 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...where do taxpayers get the least bang for their buck?....

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Sunday, April 01, 2018
Financial Planning for a $200M Per Year Deficit?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 995 Views :: Taxes

...why do we have a current state financial plan that spends more than $200 million every year over available revenues?....

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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Republican Tax Cuts Help Hawaii's Middle Class
By Selected News Articles @ 1:05 PM :: 1107 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...projected to increase overall after-tax income in every quintile of taxpayers....

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Sunday, March 25, 2018
The California Stupidity Fund
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1573 Views :: Taxes

...California is now trying to enact a workaround, and some Hawaii lawmakers are actively considering similar legislation....

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