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Monday, July 13, 2015
Tax fairness bill signed into law
By News Release @ 7:32 PM :: 5842 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....

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Sunday, July 12, 2015
Clean Energy Equals $418M Tax Hike?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 6739 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits, Taxes
Our government is supposed to be studying how to produce clean energy, not how to milk the public!
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Friday, June 12, 2015
NextEra Behind Bogus Windfarm Tax Credit Study
By Selected News Articles @ 5:10 PM :: 5885 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....

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Sunday, May 31, 2015
Could You Please Answer the Phone?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4128 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....

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Thursday, May 21, 2015
Rusting Windfarm Junk off Waikiki: Europe's Disaster Coming to Hawaiian Waters
By Selected News Articles @ 11:51 PM :: 10743 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...."
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Wednesday, May 20, 2015
NELHA Transparency? 'Continues to Struggle with Sunshine'
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 3:31 PM :: 5525 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....

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Sunday, May 3, 2015
NextEra: Legalized Tax Fraud
By News Release @ 2:40 PM :: 6350 Views :: Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

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

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Politicians Paid so Navatek Can get $20M Play?
By Selected News Articles @ 10:47 PM :: 7189 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

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

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Thursday, April 23, 2015
Your Electric Bill is Higher than you Think
By NCPA @ 2:27 PM :: 5363 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....

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Sunday, April 19, 2015
SB 555 - Increasing the Food/Excise Tax Credit
By News Release @ 3:38 PM :: 5369 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....

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Thursday, April 16, 2015
Final Act 221: Hoku Plant Cut Up, Pieces Auctioned off
By Selected News Articles @ 3:42 PM :: 6482 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

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

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
HB145 Tobacco Industry Tax Credit Gut and Replace
By Selected News Articles @ 1:12 PM :: 5684 Views :: Agriculture, Higher Education, Tax Credits
Did you know that Hawaii has a tobacco industry?
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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Hawaii: The Place for "Really Crazy" Energy Ideas
By Selected News Articles @ 11:40 PM :: 5251 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....

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Secretive Subsidies, Tax Credits Make Hawaii 7th-Least Transparent in USA
By News Release @ 11:18 PM :: 5932 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii Statistics, Tax Credits

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

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Friday, March 13, 2015
Update: Low Income Legislative Agenda
By News Release @ 11:00 PM :: 5767 Views :: Homelessness, Tax Credits, Taxes

...Hawaii Appleseed is making solid progress advancing important legislation to benefit low-income people in our state....

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Hawaii Open Budget: A bold step towards fiscal transparency
By News Release @ 5:28 PM :: 5737 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

...a nonpartisan effort to make the state budgeting process accessible to the public by putting state budget facts and figures online, in real time....

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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Surprise: Poorest Obamacare Enrollees Face $530 IRS Tax Bill
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 2:27 PM :: 5440 Views :: Health Care, Tax Credits, Taxes

Also in the H&R Block report is the news that the individual mandate penalty is averaging $172. This is likely to rise in future years....

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Sunday, January 11, 2015
Earned Income Tax Credit – A Solution to Poverty?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3734 Views :: Tax Credits

...According to a report by the Hawaii Appleseed Center for Law and Economic Justice, it lifts more families out of poverty than any other federal policy....

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Friday, January 2, 2015
Auditor: State Policies Create Barrier to Glass Recycling
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:58 PM :: 7351 Views :: Environment, Small Business, Tax Credits, Taxes

...the interaction between the advance disposal fee (ADF) and the deposit beverage container (DBC) programs creates inefficiencies in the recycling or down-cycling of glass....

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Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Auditor: Unclear What Glass Recycling Program is Supposed to Accomplish
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:51 PM :: 7198 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Tax Credits, Taxes

Where the 'Recycled' Glass Goes? -- Busted: Hee Family Tied to Massive Waste Dumping Scheme....

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Thursday, December 18, 2014
Corruption: Al Hee Indicted on 13 Counts--Could Get 39 Years in Federal Prison
By News Release @ 3:10 PM :: 11490 Views :: DHHL, Politicians, Tax Credits

This is happening now because Dan Inouye is dead.  There will be more....

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Sunday, December 14, 2014
NextEra: The Green Corruption Files
By Selected News Articles @ 6:20 PM :: 11939 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

NextEra paid just $88 million in taxes on earnings of nearly $7 billion. That’s a tax rate of just 1.25 percent when the statutory rate is 35 percent....

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Tuesday, December 2, 2014
‘Green’ lobby pushes to extend lucrative tax breaks
By Selected News Articles @ 2:11 PM :: 4681 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits
“Granting temporary privileges or punishment allows Congress to fund-raise on them over and over again.”
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Sunday, November 30, 2014
The Tax Credit That Should Not Die
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4054 Views :: Tax Credits
Note to lawmakers: No touch!
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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Ige's Pihana: Which Came First the Crony or the Capitalist?
By Andrew Walden @ 8:27 PM :: 8795 Views :: Hawaii History, Politicians, Tax Credits

...it almost worked, until Goldman Sachs taught them all the meaning of "preferred stock"....

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Thursday, October 9, 2014
Wind Industry Admits It Needs Handout to Compete
By Heritage Foundation @ 2:14 PM :: 5093 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...The wind production tax credit, a generous $23 per-megawatt-hour tax credit the producer receives for 10 years, expired last year....

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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Property Tax Hike? You Have Until Sept 30 to Get Out of It
By News Release @ 5:01 PM :: 6035 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits, Taxes

...September 30, 2014 deadline for three real property programs is approaching and urge those wishing to participate to submit the required documentation....

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Timing Isn't Everything: How to Lose Your Solar Tax Credit
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5389 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

This week’s illustration of how timing is important involves the Hawaii Renewable Energy Technologies credit....

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Monday, August 4, 2014
Your Tax Dollars at Work: FlikMedia, Inc. Acquires Flikdate
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 4318 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

...Flikdate is the recipient of HSDC Hi-Tech 'investment' money....

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Friday, July 18, 2014
HSDC Tries To Justify Hi Tech Self-Dealing
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 6213 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

...there was potential in Hawaii to find and invest in (get taxpayer money for) globally competitive startups (which are based in California)....

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
High Tech Development Corp still relying on carbon paper and typewriters
By Selected News Articles @ 2:20 AM :: 4647 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits

HTDC still relying on carbon paper and typewriters to draft communications with the state, which she says causes more work in the end for her staff....

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
Solar City: Tax Subsidies For Them, Big Bills For Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 2:43 PM :: 5346 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Solar City collects for itself tax subsidies intended for its consumers, who are left vulnerable to sudden spikes in their electricity bills....

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Encouraging ohana housing in Hawaii
By Selected News Articles @ 3:16 PM :: 4942 Views :: Family, Tax Credits

Over 11% of Hawaii households are multigenerational, the largest percentage in the United States....

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
DBEDT: Obama Orders Mainland to Follow Hawaii's Expensive Energy Policies
By News Release @ 4:28 PM :: 5476 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Other states are being ordered to follow Hawaii's example and give lots of money to green energy scammers who in turn give campaign contributions to the politicians who made their scams possible...

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Council on Revenues: Tax Revenue Will Decline for 2014 as Movie Moguls Grab Tax Credit Millions
By News Release @ 4:58 AM :: 4529 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

...The Act also increases the cap on the amount of the credit per production from $8 million to $15 million and moves the expiration date for the credit from January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2019....

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Saturday, May 31, 2014
HSDC Gives Away Another $4.5M in 'HI Tech' Corporate Welfare
By News Release @ 5:40 AM :: 4470 Views :: Tax Credits

...HSDC today announced the State of Hawaii’s $4.5 million commitment to Startup Capital Ventures II....

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Sunday, May 25, 2014
Time for the Kapalama Terminal Credit
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3959 Views :: Tax Credits

Let’s use the discussion over this credit to help us all determine what time it is....

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Property Tax Exemptions Reduce Honolulu Tax Revenue $100M
By Natalie Iwasa @ 9:28 PM :: 4660 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

...You’ll never see it as a line item in the budget....

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Friday, April 25, 2014
Study: Biofuels Worse for Environment Than Regular Gasoline
By NCPA @ 4:09 PM :: 6583 Views :: Energy, Environment, Agriculture, Tax Credits

Biofuels made with corn residue actually release 7 percent more greenhouse gas....

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Friday, April 25, 2014
Panos: Sopogy's Demise is a Huge Victory for Honest Engineering and the Taxpayer
By Panos Prevedouros PhD @ 1:05 AM :: 8454 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Many well-known people such as Governors Lingle and Abercrombie, Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw, Blue Planet Foundation's Henk Rogers, and Hawaii's only billionaire Pierre Omidyar have Sopogy egg on their face....

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Thursday, April 24, 2014
Why Your Boss Probably Isn't Speaking at This Conference
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:07 AM :: 3058 Views :: Tax Credits

...Washington cronies dole out special treatment to certain companies....

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
UHERO: Managing a Grid with Green Energy
By UHERO @ 9:02 PM :: 5056 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

...a windfall gain for the typically wealthy households able to take advantage of the situation....

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Sunday, April 20, 2014
C’mon, Mr Producer, Do You Even Know What All The Laws Are?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 4175 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

One of the bills now making its way through the Legislature concerns the motion picture, digital media, and film production tax credit....

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014
All Eyes Should be on the First Wind – PUC Affair
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 PM :: 4625 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

This was actually Plan B, after an embarrassing failed attempt to go public in 2010....

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014
For Sale Cheap: One More Bankrupt Alt-Energy Scheme
By News Release @ 4:41 PM :: 5642 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Located in Kawaihae on the west side of the Big Island of Hawaii, 35 miles north of Kailua-Kona, the assets are being marketed in a sealed bid offering that closes at 5:00 p.m. (PT)on April 4....

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Sunday, March 2, 2014
Well Then, How Do We Stimulate Business?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3679 Views :: Tax Credits

A few weeks ago this column spoke out against tax credits....

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Sunday, February 23, 2014
Can We Best Help the Poor by Making Their Lives Complicated?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 6080 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

Among the proposals being considered are a low-income credit; a food and excise tax credit; a low-income household renters’ credit; an earned income tax credit; and a special tax credit for seniors....

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Sunday, February 9, 2014
You Like Tax Credits, Why Don’t We?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3438 Views :: Tax Credits
Those who seek to enlarge or expand those credits at the legislature frequently find the Tax Foundation opposed. Why is that?
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Friday, February 7, 2014
SB2153: Follow the Tax Credit Money
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:51 AM :: 3342 Views :: Tax Credits

...“tax exclusions,” “tax exemptions,” “tax deferrals,” “preferential tax rates,” and “tax credits”....

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Friday, January 24, 2014
Company Behind Kahuku Windfarm Fire Files Bankruptcy
By News Release @ 11:53 PM :: 5985 Views :: Energy, Tax Credits

Xtreme Power...announced today that it filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11....

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