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Friday, May 13, 2016
UHERO: How State Shares Transient Accommodation Tax With Counties
By UHERO @ 9:49 PM :: 3985 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

This paper examines Hawaii’s recent effort at developing a model to allocate the state’s transient accommodation tax....

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Thursday, May 12, 2016
Marijuana Legalization and State Taxes
By Tax Foundation @ 3:29 PM :: 5274 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Drugs

...two studies that serve as guides for legislators, the media, and the public as to the state of marijuana taxation today and the implications of taxing marijuana in the future....

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Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Hawaii Lowest Property Taxes in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 5:27 PM :: 5041 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Illinois has the nation’s highest median property tax rate at 2.67 percent, according to new data from CoreLogic, while Hawaii has the lowest median property tax rate at 0.31 percent....

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Monday, April 25, 2016
Sec 280E: How the IRS Becomes Senior Partner in Marijuana Dispensaries
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 PM :: 4747 Views :: Taxes, Drugs

... marijuana providers with high startup costs are not allowed to deduct any of them or any routine business expenses ....

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Friday, April 22, 2016
Ilagan: Petition Against Hawaii County GE Tax Hike
By News Release @ 5:52 PM :: 5232 Views :: Hawaii County , Taxes

... Sign this petition opposing Bill 165 so that I may share it with the Council members when we discuss the tax increase in the Finance Committee on May 3 ....

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Income Tax Collections Per Capita—Hawaii Ranks 14th in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:26 PM :: 4025 Views :: Taxes

...Hawaii collects $1,232 per person in income taxes....

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Sunday, April 17, 2016
Begging for a Piece of the Hotel Room Tax Pie
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3091 Views :: Taxes

On Friday, April 1, April Fool’s Day, a respectable delegation of county politicians gathered in the House Finance Committee hearing room....

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Thursday, April 14, 2016
Appleseed: Hawaii’s Poor Need a Tax Cut
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 6427 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, April 12, 2016
Hawaii 2nd Highest Overall Tax Burden in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 7:50 PM :: 3580 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...and the highest total sales and gross receipts tax as percentage of personal income....

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016
National Report Sees Hawaii Drop to 42nd in Economic Competitiveness
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:27 AM :: 5055 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Grassroot Institute says state tax burden continues to stifle economic growth in Hawaii....

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Sunday, April 10, 2016
Hawaii Fuel Tax: Schizophrenia in Motion
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3244 Views :: Taxes

December 31, 2015 not only marked the end of the top Hawaii individual income tax rates, but also of some fuel tax provisions....

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Thursday, April 7, 2016
Hawaii Tax Freedom Day April 19
By Tax Foundation @ 4:52 PM :: 4157 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Americans will collectively spend more on taxes in 2016 than they will on food, clothing, and housing combined....

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Taxpayer Return on Investment: Hawaii Ranks 48th
By Selected News Articles @ 3:56 PM :: 4152 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...contrasting state and local tax rates with the quality of the services provided....

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Sunday, April 3, 2016
Low Real Property Tax Is a Bad Thing?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3434 Views :: Taxes

One of the more interesting bills still alive and being considered this session, is one that would commission a study on the effects of Hawaii’s low real property taxes....

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Friday, April 1, 2016
Economist: GE Taxes Favor Big Business
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:02 PM :: 4198 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

Interview with David Friedman, an economist and professor of law at Santa Clara University....

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Tuesday, March 29, 2016
Cigarette Taxes: Hawaii 5th Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 4:57 PM :: 4596 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii Cigarette Taxes are $3.20 per pack....

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Maui Budget: Mayor Arakawa Says No Property Tax Rate Increase Necessary
By News Release @ 10:03 PM :: 5184 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

Citing higher property tax valuations this year....

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Thursday, March 24, 2016
Lawsuit Dismissed: State’s 10% Rail Tax Skim Stands
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:17 PM :: 4614 Views :: Rail, Taxes

"Judge Nacino’s ruling doesn’t say that no problem exists, but just says that his court isn’t the one that can fix it”

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Fuel Tax Hike to be Heard by Committee Without Proper Public Notice
By News Release @ 3:24 AM :: 3823 Views :: Taxes

...The hearing will be WEDNESDAY at 10:30am in room 309 at the State Capitol....

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
New Report Compares E-Cigarette Taxes in 50 States
By Selected News Articles @ 5:03 PM :: 4928 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...some project that vapor products will surpass traditional cigarettes in consumption over the next decade....

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016
Hawaii Family Advocates Legislative Week in Review
By Hawaii Family Advocates @ 2:39 AM :: 5919 Views :: First Amendment, Life, Taxes

... SD2938 Increased Taxes for Hawaii Drivers ....

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Sunday, March 20, 2016
Could You Please Pick Up That Pencil?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3178 Views :: Taxes

...the Department of Taxation and its customer service, or lack thereof....

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Friday, March 18, 2016
Beer Taxes: Hawaii Ranks #5 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:11 PM :: 4262 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii beer tax is $0.93 per gallon ....

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Sunday, March 13, 2016
Regressivity
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3858 Views :: Taxes

...the lowest 20% of our population pays 13.4% of its income in state and local taxes, while the top 1% pays 7.0%....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Maui Council Rejects 300% Agriculture Tax Hike
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:00 PM :: 6456 Views :: Maui County, Agriculture, Taxes

Combined with a regulatory scheme that allows the county to intrude on property rights by requiring approval of the "economic feasibility" of a farmer's planned use for his or her land....

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Friday, March 11, 2016
Hawaii GE Tax Bites into 99% of Personal Income
By Selected News Articles @ 12:56 AM :: 4130 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

This base is far wider than the national median, where the sales tax applies to 34.46 percent of personal income....

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Thursday, March 10, 2016
Raising Hawaii Taxes in 2016 - Unconstitutional Economics Exposed
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:32 PM :: 3215 Views :: Taxes

Numerous bills that will raise your state taxes are making their way through the Legislature....

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Sunday, March 6, 2016
Tax Conformity: Can We Make It Move?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3339 Views :: Taxes

In this context, conformity means similarity to the federal tax code....

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Friday, March 4, 2016
Gasoline Taxes: Hawaii 4th Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 1:51 AM :: 5657 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

And Hawaii legislators are considering a gas tax hike ....

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Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Tax Facts & Figures: How Does Hawaii Compare?
By News Release @ 1:09 PM :: 3797 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...lists and ranks states on 39 different tax and fiscal measures, including: rates, ranks, collections, burdens, and more....

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Sunday, February 28, 2016
Notice Overkill?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3785 Views :: Taxes

...This repetitive idiocy can cost lots of taxpayer money very quickly....

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Sunday, February 21, 2016
General Excise Tax at 6%?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4241 Views :: Taxes

Our Legislature is in full swing now and is actively considering a number of bills that will increase our cost of living in Hawaii....

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Friday, February 19, 2016
A Comparison of Presidential Tax Plans and Their Economic Effects
By Selected News Articles @ 5:48 PM :: 4701 Views :: Politicians, Taxes

Almost every single candidate in both parties has introduced policies that would alter our tax code. However, the approach that candidates have taken differs tremendously....

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Wednesday, February 17, 2016
2016 Hawaii Legislative Watch: Taxes
By Rachelle Chang @ 12:09 PM :: 3685 Views :: Taxes

...tax proposals to watch for – the good, the bad, and the ugly....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Solving the Online Tax Dodge with Cookies?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4398 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

Every year, lawmakers seeking to fund their favorite programs or services inevitably ask themselves....

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Sunday, February 14, 2016
Hawaii State, Local Taxes Take $129.73 per $1000 Income
By News Release @ 3:46 AM :: 3564 Views :: Taxes

Hawaii state and local taxes are the 4th highest in the USA....

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Saturday, February 13, 2016
Grassroot Institute Legislative Update--February 12, 2016
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:43 AM :: 3094 Views :: Taxes

... GE Tax Hikes on the move ....

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Friday, February 12, 2016
HB2733: 25% Hike in GE Tax
By News Release @ 4:56 PM :: 3116 Views :: Taxes

...seeks to increase the GET by 1% and increases taxable income....

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Hawaii Consumers Will Save $20M/Year Thanks to Internet Tax Abolition
By Americans for Tax Reform @ 5:16 PM :: 6445 Views :: Taxes

...this prohibition has already passed the U.S. House....

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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Grassroot Asks Legislature to Stop Using the GET as a Fundraising Tool
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:58 PM :: 3075 Views :: Taxes

SB 2478--0.5% surcharge to pay for a long-term care benefits program and SB 2599--raise the GET from 4% to 5% to pay for a series of education initiatives....

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Monday, February 8, 2016
State Individual Income Tax Rates and Brackets for 2016
By Selected News Articles @ 5:56 PM :: 4423 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Temporary tax increases expired in Hawaii. The three top rate brackets were eliminated, and the top marginal rate fell from 11 percent to 8.25 percent....

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Sunday, February 7, 2016
GEMS to Cool Classrooms?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 6083 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Taxes

Apparently GEMS is an attractive target for raiding because a 2014 bond issue raised $150 million for the program and little, if any, capital has been deployed to date....

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Business in Hawaii: Regulatory barriers and crippling tax rates
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:20 PM :: 5326 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...the state’s economy will continue to suffer until the regulatory barriers and crippling tax rates for businesses are removed....

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Thursday, February 4, 2016
State Corporate Income Tax—Hawaii Competitive?
By Selected News Articles @ 2:46 AM :: 4657 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

Though often thought of as a major tax type, corporate income taxes account for just 5.3 percent of state tax collections nationally ....

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Tuesday, January 26, 2016
UH Cancer Center: E-Cigs are Cutting Deep into our Tobacco Tax Revenue—So We’re Hitting Back
By News Release @ 3:15 AM :: 5995 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Higher Education, Taxes
What if people stop smoking cigarettes? How are you going to pay the mortgage and salaries?
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Sunday, January 24, 2016
Tax Is for the Birds
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3480 Views :: Taxes

...he released seven chickens in the revenue office lobby....

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Friday, January 22, 2016
Low Income Tax Relief: Hawaii Earned Income Tax Credit
By Selected News Articles @ 8:14 PM :: 5346 Views :: Republican Party, Taxes

...26 other states and the District of Columbia have implemented a state EITC....

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Wednesday, January 20, 2016
State-Local Tax Burden—Hawaii Ranks 14th
By News Release @ 12:43 PM :: 3398 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii State-Local Tax Burden as a Percent of State Income is 10.2%, ranking 14th....

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Reviewing Hawaii’s FY 2017 supplemental budget
By Rachelle Chang @ 6:16 PM :: 4356 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...a net increase of $297.6 million in FY 2017, an increase of 4.4%....

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Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Expert Slams Hawaii Legislature for Lumping E-Cigs in with Tobacco
By Selected News Articles @ 4:36 PM :: 5305 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...the new law incorrectly lumps e-cigarettes and lower-risk smokeless tobacco products in with the much more harmful nicotine cigarettes....

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