Thursday, October 6, 2022
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives


Taxes

 

NO Image:
Friday, February 20, 2015
HB 825 Provides Little Incentive for Illegal Vacation Rentals to Register
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:32 PM :: 6820 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

...the effect of this bill is to burden the compliant small businesses and owner/operator establishments by creating a system that favors larger rental companies and hotels....

Read More..
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
2015 Hawaii Legislative Watch: Taxes
By Rachelle Chang @ 4:55 PM :: 3814 Views :: Taxes

1,515 bills were introduced in the House of Representatives and 1,379 bills were introduced in the Senate – over 400 more bills than were introduced in 2014....

Read More..
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
In Hawaii, The State of Liabilities, The Cost of Rail is Just the Beginning
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:20 PM :: 5717 Views :: Labor, Rail, Taxes

Liabilities everywhere: The rail project, the failing state hospital system, overdue maintenance on state buildings and campuses, underfunded public worker pensions and health insurance, and so much more....

Read More..
Sunday, February 15, 2015
Hotels as Renters
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4976 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

Sales taxes in most states leave rent alone, but our General Excise Tax (GET) taxes it....

Read More..
Friday, February 13, 2015
SB727: Hike GE Tax Another 0.5% Statewide
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:53 PM :: 3223 Views :: Taxes

Hawaii is one of the worst states in the country when it comes to the citizen tax burden....

Read More..
Friday, February 13, 2015
HR235: Eliminate Hawaii Internet Access Taxes
By News Release @ 9:07 PM :: 3352 Views :: Taxes

Currently, seven states—Hawaii, New Mexico, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin—are permitted to tax Internet access....

Read More..
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Small Business Caucus Backs HB266 Regulatory Review Board
By News Release @ 9:18 PM :: 5153 Views :: Rail, Small Business, Taxes

...Small Business Caucus of the Hawaii State Legislature today announced its priority list of bills....

Read More..
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Massive GE Tax Hike On the Move in House and Senate
By Andrew Walden @ 4:16 AM :: 6495 Views :: Taxes

UPDATE: HB1253 has been deferred. SB727 passed with amendments....

Read More..
Monday, February 9, 2015
$185M GE Tax Hike: HB1240 on a Fast Track
By News Release @ 4:27 PM :: 4992 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes

House Bill 1240 will bypass the House Committee on Education and is referred solely to the House Committee on Finance....

Read More..
Sunday, February 8, 2015
HB1307: Fair Taxation?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4861 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...HB1307, introduced by Rep Kaniela Ing, raises income taxes on middle class families by 12%....

Read More..
Friday, February 6, 2015
Obama Budget would Increase Top Marginal Capital Gains Tax Rate in Hawaii to 35.8%--#2 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 3:00 PM :: 4140 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

The President’s budget has a proposed increase in the federal capital gains tax rate....

Read More..
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Obama's Budget: One Trillion Dollars of New Taxes
By NCPA @ 3:43 PM :: 4721 Views :: National News, Taxes

Here are five Obama tax proposals that make no sense....

Read More..
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Hawaii Supreme Court Could Sock Expedia for $626M in Hotel Taxes
By Selected News Articles @ 3:34 PM :: 4357 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

...In coming weeks, Hawaii’s Supreme Court is expected to hand down a decision....

Read More..
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Hawaii Personal Income Taxes: "Highest Dollar Amount of Any State"
By Selected News Articles @ 3:12 PM :: 4511 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...A single filer earning Hawaii's median income of $61,408 can expect to pay $4,043.88 in state income taxes, the highest dollar amount of any state, or 6.59% of his income....

Read More..
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Tax Rate 50.4% on Small Business Income, Hawaii #2 in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:04 PM :: 5161 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Sole proprietorships, S corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs)....

Read More..
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
SB946: Repeal GE Tax on intermediary business transactions.
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:51 PM :: 4234 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...the state is frequently singled out as having one of the most burdensome tax systems in the nation....

Read More..
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
SB958: Repeal Corporate Income Tax
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:46 PM :: 4718 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

...it is necessary to take bold action and embrace policies that improve the state’s business climate....

Read More..
Monday, February 2, 2015
SB946/SB958: Cut Business GE Tax and Business Income Tax
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:56 PM :: 4156 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 2:45pm at the Capitol Building, Room 016....

Read More..
Sunday, February 1, 2015
Source Shifting
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3555 Views :: Taxes

All state income tax systems in the United States, including ours, have a set of rules that are used to figure out which state has the primary right to tax income....

Read More..
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
7 issues to analyze in the 2015 Hawaii legislature
By Rachelle Chang @ 6:32 PM :: 5320 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Rail, Taxes
.
Read More..
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Tax Foundation: Hawaii Failing Small Businesses on Depreciation
By Selected News Articles @ 12:49 PM :: 4662 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Correcting this problem and allowing businesses to deduct the full cost in the first year is known as “full expensing”....

Read More..
Sunday, January 25, 2015
How Progressive Is Our System?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4894 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) has released a report. ranking the states in terms of how progressive their tax systems are....

Read More..
Saturday, January 24, 2015
Protest Rail Tax Hike Monday Jan 26
By News Release @ 4:38 PM :: 5304 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

Monday, Jan 26, 2015, hearing starts at 2:30pm, State Capitol Auditorium

Read More..
Sunday, January 18, 2015
The Ten Percent Solution
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4194 Views :: Taxes

The state has been draining money out of the rail surcharge. Lots of money....

Read More..
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Going forward and looking back at the Honolulu City Council
By Rachelle Chang @ 11:11 PM :: 6146 Views :: Honolulu County, Rail, Taxes

...keeping the Oahu half-percent rail surcharge in place will only encourage lawmakers to increase the surcharge whenever there is a rail transit shortfall....

Read More..
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Hawaii Second Highest Taxes on the Poor
By News Release @ 9:00 PM :: 5279 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii's Effective 13.4% rate of taxation on the poorest 20% is second only to Washington State....

Read More..
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Hawaii Senate Minority announces legislative agenda for 2015
By News Release @ 6:50 PM :: 9055 Views :: Education K-12, Energy, Economy, Health Care, Taxes, Cost of Living

Top concerns include the state economy, education, the Hawaii Health Connector, oversight of the Public Utilities Commission in light of the Hawaiian Electric Industries/NextEra merger, and positively affecting the cost of living for Hawaii residents....

Read More..
Monday, January 5, 2015
No Health Benefit from Cigarette Tax Hikes
By NCPA @ 11:42 AM :: 4600 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

Smokers earning less than $30,000 annually spent 14.2 percent of their income on cigarettes....

Read More..
Monday, January 5, 2015
Kelii Akina Interviews Kalbert Young on Hawaii Government Financial Condition
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:00 AM :: 4068 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

Host Keli'i Akina speaks with Kalbert Young (outgoing Director of Finance, State of Hawaii) about the current financial conditions of the state of Hawaii....

Read More..
Sunday, January 4, 2015
Lottery as the Most Practical Path to Wealth?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 5111 Views :: Gambling, Taxes

...In 2005, a survey asked a sample of 1,000 adult Americans what would be the most practical way for them to accumulate several hundred thousand dollars....

Read More..
Friday, January 2, 2015
Auditor: State Policies Create Barrier to Glass Recycling
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 4:58 PM :: 7428 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....

Read More..
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Auditor: Unclear What Glass Recycling Program is Supposed to Accomplish
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 9:51 PM :: 7343 Views :: Environment, Ethics, Tax Credits, Taxes

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

Read More..
Sunday, December 28, 2014
Hawaii GET: Another Perspective
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3697 Views :: Taxes

...“policy measures and costs impacting small business and entrepreneurship.”....

Read More..
Saturday, December 27, 2014
Eight Tax Hikes Proposed for Hawaii
By Andrew Walden @ 5:25 PM :: 6924 Views :: Taxes
"Sometimes things happen" -- Gov David Ige on tax increases, December 22, 2014
Read More..
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
Single Payer Collapses in Vermont--Is David Ige Listening?
By Selected News Articles @ 3:09 PM :: 4945 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

Then-Senator David Ige was a key supporter of the universal coverage plan in 2009, but whether he’ll pick up the cause as Governor is unclear....

Read More..
Monday, December 22, 2014
Full Text: Ige Sends Budget to Legislature
By News Release @ 11:25 PM :: 4544 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

"We will spend public funds wisely to avoid raising taxes."

Read More..
Sunday, December 21, 2014
London Mayor’s Unpaid Tax Bill
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3904 Views :: Taxes

Recently he made news by publicly saying he absolutely won’t pay his U.S. taxes....

Read More..
Friday, December 19, 2014
HART: ‘Begin the discussion now of extending the existing half-percent GET surcharge’
By News Release @ 4:17 PM :: 4102 Views :: Rail, Taxes

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation (HART) announced several steps to explore new revenue sources in an effort to worsen your financial challenges....

Read More..
Friday, December 19, 2014
Policy Talk: New Governor and His Agenda
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:46 AM :: 5479 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Grassroot Institute of Hawaii discusses the proposed 11-point action plan of the new governor of Hawaii, David Ige....

Read More..
Tuesday, December 16, 2014
Tax Hike: City Chooses to Boost Property Assessments 7.1%
By News Release @ 4:06 PM :: 4059 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

The city has prepared the real property assessment notices for 2015, and the total assessed valuation of all taxable real property on Oahu has increased from $200.74 billion to $214.90 billion....

Read More..
Monday, December 15, 2014
Unemployment Insurance Rates Drop 22%
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 5240 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

...resulting in employers paying $50 million less in taxes, or $100 less per employee on average for 2015....

Read More..
Sunday, December 14, 2014
A Cliff in Hawaii Income Tax, Too
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3651 Views :: Taxes

...when a Hawaii taxpayer reaches $200,000 in federal adjusted gross income, a number of bad things happen that, in total, can result in a marginal tax rate of 367,100% on that last dollar....

Read More..
Sunday, December 7, 2014
End Run Around Nexus
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3802 Views :: Taxes

We continue our series of pending U.S. Supreme Court cases....

Read More..
Friday, December 5, 2014
Ige's Commitment: 'No Hidden Agendas, Avoid Raising Taxes'
By News Release @ 5:22 AM :: 5761 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Politicians, Taxes

"We will spend public funds thoughtfully and without waste to avoid raising taxes...."

Read More..
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Hawaii Taxes on Poverty-Level Income 2nd Highest in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 9:25 PM :: 4629 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii income taxes cost a single parent of two children $272 at poverty level....

Read More..
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Who’s the Boss, Anyway?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3738 Views :: Taxes

Under the TBOR, tax increases and significant government borrowing had to be presented to the voters before they could take effect....

Read More..
Thursday, November 20, 2014
CATO: Abercrombie Boosted Spending $900M
By Selected News Articles @ 7:48 PM :: 5128 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii taxpayers can now breathe easier because he was defeated in the Democratic primary....

Read More..
Sunday, November 16, 2014
The 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:01 AM :: 4486 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

The Tax Foundation just released its 2015 State Business Tax Climate Index....

Read More..
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Forbes: Hawaii Ranks 45th for Business, Careers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:15 PM :: 4990 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

Hawaii has one of the most onerous business tax situations. Another drawback: the highest cost of living....

Read More..
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Operating Loss? How Hawaii Corporate Income Taxes Compare
By Selected News Articles @ 2:56 AM :: 5861 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

When businesses suffer losses in a calendar year, well-structured corporate tax codes allow them to deduct those losses against previous or future tax returns....

Read More..
Page 21 of 29First   Previous   16  17  18  19  20  [21]  22  23  24  25  Next   Last   
Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

ACA Signups Hawaii

Alliance Defending Freedom

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

American Council of Trustees and Alumni

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Astronomy Hawaii

Back da Blue Hawaii

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Better Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

ChinaTownWatch.com

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 Coalition Against Legalized Gambling

Hawaii ConCon Info

Hawaii Credit Union Watch

Hawaii Crop Improvement Association

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Advocates

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii Future Project

Hawaii Gathering of Eagles

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

Hawaii Life Alliance

Hawaii March for Life 

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 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

Malulani Foundation

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

Mauna Kea Recreational Users Group

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

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

Save Dillingham Airfield

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