Monday, April 15, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives


Tax Credits

 

NO Image:
Friday, October 21, 2016
Hawaii Proves Solar Power’s Dependence on Subsidies
By Selected News Articles @ 10:51 PM :: 5740 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....

Read More..
Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Could you use an extra $500K? Can You Pretend to be a High-Tech Entrepreneur?
By News Release @ 11:16 PM :: 5395 Views :: Tax Credits

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

Read More..
Tuesday, August 23, 2016
Calling All Cronies: UH Has $50K to Give You
By News Release @ 6:53 PM :: 6240 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....

Read More..
Saturday, July 30, 2016
High Tech Corporate Welfare: State Gives Away Another $3.2M of Your Tax Dollars
By News Release @ 3:23 AM :: 4223 Views :: Tax Credits

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

Read More..
Sunday, July 10, 2016
Organic Food Tax Credit wins ‘Rusty Scalpel’ Award
By News Release @ 11:09 AM :: 6549 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....”

Read More..
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 :: 5735 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits

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

Read More..
Friday, July 8, 2016
Does the Film Industry Need Taxpayer Subsidies?
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:36 PM :: 4809 Views :: Tax Credits
“A lot of the time, they’re simply checks.”
Read More..
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 :: 17409 Views :: Democratic Party, Ethics, Tax Credits

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

Read More..
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Education Savings Accounts: A New Way Forward
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:27 AM :: 5525 Views :: Education K-12, Tax Credits

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

Read More..
Saturday, June 4, 2016
Hawaii Taxpayer-Funded Hi Tech Future: Cookies? Chopsticks?
By News Release @ 6:21 PM :: 5301 Views :: Higher Education, Tax Credits

"specialty crafted gourmet cookies made on Maui"

Read More..
Friday, May 20, 2016
Bankruptcy for Code Rebel: Yet Another Hawaii High Tech Tax Credit Implosion
By Andrew Walden @ 2:22 AM :: 10316 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? ....

Read More..
Sunday, April 24, 2016
Organically Growing Tax Credits
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 6769 Views :: Agriculture, Tax Credits, GMOs

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

Read More..
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
The Fuzzy Accounting Behind Renewable Energy’s Falling Prices
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:29 PM :: 5432 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

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

Read More..
Friday, April 15, 2016
Does the EITC Reduce Savings Among the Poor?
By NCPA @ 7:00 PM :: 4384 Views :: Tax Credits

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

Read More..
Friday, April 15, 2016
Government Spending Transparency: Hawaii Ranks 45th
By News Release @ 6:32 PM :: 5163 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

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

Read More..
Thursday, April 14, 2016
Appleseed: Hawaii’s Poor Need a Tax Cut
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 7148 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.”
Read More..
Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Half of Hawai’i Residents Struggling “Paycheck to Paycheck”
By News Release @ 3:38 PM :: 5632 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....

Read More..
Thursday, February 25, 2016
UHERO Tries to Make Hi-Tech Tax Credits Look Good
By UHERO @ 3:01 AM :: 4548 Views :: Tax Credits

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

Read More..
Friday, February 19, 2016
Which Places Benefit Most from State and Local Tax Deductions?
By Selected News Articles @ 5:37 PM :: 4981 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits
...Honolulu: $2,656 – Hawaii Co: $2,018 – Maui: $2,373 – Kauai: $2,278....
Read More..
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Hawaii’s Expensive Green Energy Program Saves No Energy
By Selected News Articles @ 3:48 AM :: 7135 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes

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

Read More..
Sunday, December 20, 2015
GEMS: Gets Everyone’s Money Swiftly
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 6856 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....

Read More..
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Sugar Subsidies to be Cut in Budget Bill?
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 2:42 PM :: 6494 Views :: Agriculture, Tax Credits

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

Read More..
Friday, November 6, 2015
Which Counties Benefit Most From Earned Income Tax Credit?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:10 PM :: 5219 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

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

Read More..
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Relativity Media Issues Statement on Behalf of Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa
By News Release @ 2:06 PM :: 5655 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits

No.  This is not satire....

Read More..
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Taxpayers Also on the Hook for VW Diesel Dupe
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5292 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits

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

Read More..
Thursday, September 24, 2015
Kiplinger: Hawaii 4th Least Tax Friendly State
By News Release @ 4:39 AM :: 5479 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....

Read More..
Sunday, September 20, 2015
Can We Save the EITC by Making the Form Tougher?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3895 Views :: Tax Credits

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

Read More..
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Tax Credits: Heads They Win, Tails You Lose
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3799 Views :: Tax Credits

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

Read More..
Friday, September 4, 2015
Auditor: DoTax allows $2B in Tax Credits Without Checking
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 6:55 PM :: 6769 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....

Read More..
Sunday, August 30, 2015
Manufacturing a (Tax) Problem
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:55 PM :: 7210 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Tax Credits, Taxes

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

Read More..
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Hawaii: Tech Still Receiving Massive Business Tax Subsidies
By Selected News Articles @ 3:29 PM :: 7798 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....

Read More..
Sunday, August 16, 2015
Penny for Your Thoughts? No? How About 50 Million Then?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5448 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits
Is that how we steward taxpayers’ hard-earned dollars?
Read More..
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Relativity Media: E + mc = 0
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4663 Views :: Tax Credits

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

Read More..
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Hawaii Dodges $500M Bullet as Billionaire Movie Mogul Declares Bankruptcy
By Andrew Walden @ 11:51 PM :: 8351 Views :: Tax Credits

The primary mover behind Relativity's failed "Accelerator Package"--Senate Ways and Means Chair David Ige....

Read More..
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
It's time to end net energy metering
By Selected News Articles @ 3:59 AM :: 6543 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...the threat of losing NEM has led some in the PV industry down the path of hyperbole, exaggeration and self-interested fear-mongering....

Read More..
Monday, July 13, 2015
Sandwich Isles Communications: Political Connections Pay Off
By Andrew Walden @ 11:37 PM :: 40357 Views :: Akaka Bill, Democratic Party, DHHL, Ethics, OHA, Politicians, Tax Credits

originally published May, 2005, reprinted in honor of Al Hee being found guilty on all counts....

Read More..
Monday, July 13, 2015
Tax fairness bill signed into law
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 6556 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

On July 9, Governor Ige signed Senate Bill 555, which will increase the food/excise tax credit for the first time in nearly a decade....

Read More..
Sunday, July 12, 2015
Clean Energy Equals $418M Tax Hike?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 7528 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes
Our government is supposed to be studying how to produce clean energy, not how to milk the public!
Read More..
Friday, June 12, 2015
NextEra Behind Bogus Windfarm Tax Credit Study
By Selected News Articles @ 5:10 PM :: 6625 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes

...federal subsidies to wind power do not create investment out of nowhere; they simply distort the relative cost of producing wind energy, shifting investments from other sectors of the economy to wind projects....

Read More..
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Could You Please Answer the Phone?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4714 Views :: Tax Credits

...if you are a taxpayer with questions and you call the Hawaii Department of Taxation’s customer service line, there is a more than 50% chance that your call won’t be answered. At all....

Read More..
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Rusting Windfarm Junk off Waikiki: Europe's Disaster Coming to Hawaiian Waters
By Selected News Articles @ 11:51 PM :: 11703 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Tourism
“The Southern area will be visible from Waikiki beach....  The eastern area is equally visible from the southeastern part of Oahu and will be part of the sunrise...."
Read More..
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
NELHA Transparency? 'Continues to Struggle with Sunshine'
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:31 PM :: 6305 Views :: Ethics, Small Business, Tax Credits

In 2012, we found that after nearly 40 years of existence, NELHA had yet to live up to its creators’ vision....

Read More..
Sunday, May 3, 2015
NextEra: Legalized Tax Fraud
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 7022 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Total federal income tax breaks from 2008 through 2012: $4.2 billion....

Read More..
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Politicians Paid so Navatek Can get $20M Play?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:47 PM :: 8059 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

...77 separate contributions by Navatek or by employees linked to Navatek made to elected officials totaling $81,000....

Read More..
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Your Electric Bill is Higher than you Think
By NCPA @ 2:27 PM :: 6153 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...Consumers pay for electricity twice: once through monthly electricity bills and a second time through taxes that finance subsidies for inefficient wind and other energy producers....

Read More..
Sunday, April 19, 2015
SB 555 - Increasing the Food/Excise Tax Credit
By News Release @ 3:38 PM :: 6077 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

Hawaii levies the second highest tax burden in the country on its low-income families. A major reason for this is the General Excise tax....

Read More..
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Final Act 221: Hoku Plant Cut Up, Pieces Auctioned off
By Selected News Articles @ 3:42 PM :: 7362 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Built with your tax dollars, via crony capitalist Act 221 High Tech Tax Credits, Hawaii....

Read More..
Saturday, March 21, 2015
HB145 Tobacco Industry Tax Credit Gut and Replace
By Selected News Articles @ 1:12 PM :: 6476 Views :: Agriculture, Higher Education, Tax Credits
Did you know that Hawaii has a tobacco industry?
Read More..
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Hawaii: The Place for "Really Crazy" Energy Ideas
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 PM :: 5971 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...Plenty of issues remain to be addres­sed, not least the safety implications of having kites weighing more than a tonne flying around on cables up to 310m long....

Read More..
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Secretive Subsidies, Tax Credits Make Hawaii 7th-Least Transparent in USA
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 6778 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

...subsidy programs assessed in each state....

Read More..
Page 4 of 6First   Previous   1  2  3  [4]  5  6  Next   Last   
Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

Christian Homeschoolers of Hawaii

Cliff Slater's Second Opinion

DVids Hawaii

FIRE

Fix Oahu!

Frontline: The Fixers

Genetic Literacy Project

Grassroot Institute

Habele.org

Hawaii Aquarium Fish Report

Hawaii Aviation Preservation Society

Hawaii Catholic TV

Hawaii Christian Coalition

Hawaii Cigar Association

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Matters

Hawaii's Partnership for Appropriate & Compassionate Care

Hawaii Public Charter School Network

Hawaii Rifle Association

Hawaii Shippers Council

Hawaii Smokers Alliance

Hawaii State Data Lab

Hawaii Together

HIEC.Coop

HiFiCo

Hiram Fong Papers

Homeschool Legal Defense Hawaii

Honolulu Moms for Liberty

Honolulu Navy League

Honolulu Traffic

House Minority Blog

Imua TMT

Inouye-Kwock, NYT 1992

Inside the Nature Conservancy

Inverse Condemnation

Investigative Project on Terrorism

July 4 in Hawaii

Kakaako Cares

Keep Hawaii's Heroes

Land and Power in Hawaii

Legislative Committee Analysis Tool

Lessons in Firearm Education

Lingle Years

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

MentalIllnessPolicy.org

Military Home Educators' Network Oahu

Missile Defense Advocacy

MIS Veterans Hawaii

NAMI Hawaii

Natatorium.org

National Christian Foundation Hawaii

National Parents Org Hawaii

NFIB Hawaii News

No GMO Means No Aloha

Not Dead Yet, Hawaii

NRA-ILA Hawaii

Oahu Alternative Transport

Obookiah

OHA Lies

Opt Out Today

OurFutureHawaii.com

Patients Rights Council Hawaii

PEACE Hawaii

People vs Machine

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

Pritchett Cartoons

Pro-GMO Hawaii

P.U.E.O.

RailRipoff.com

Rental by Owner Awareness Assn

ReRoute the Rail

Research Institute for Hawaii USA

Rick Hamada Show

RJ Rummel

Robotics Organizing Committee

School Choice in Hawaii

SenatorFong.com

Sink the Jones Act

Statehood for Guam

Talking Tax

Tax Foundation of Hawaii

The Real Hanabusa

Time Out Honolulu

Trustee Akina KWO Columns

UCC Truths

US Tax Foundation Hawaii Info

VAREP Honolulu

Waagey.org

West Maui Taxpayers Association

What Natalie Thinks

Whole Life Hawaii

Yes2TMT