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Tuesday, August 5, 2014
2014 April GET Collections Still Down Compared to 2013
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 4:17 PM :: 5896 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...2014 April General Excise Tax (GET) collections are still down compared to the same month last year, although slightly improved on March 2014....

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Sunday, August 3, 2014
Everywhere...and Perversely Fair
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3236 Views :: Taxes

...Our Hawaii Supreme Court said that it reaches "virtually every economic activity imaginable"....

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Friday, August 1, 2014
$72M Vanishes: New Council on Revenues Forecast Minus 1.8%
By News Release @ 3:54 PM :: 7081 Views :: Economy, Taxes

...The new fiscal year 2014 forecast is minus 1.8 percent, down from a negative 0.4 percent in May, a difference of about $72 million....

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Sunday, July 27, 2014
Inversion: Is it Fair to Vote with Your Feet?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 3362 Views :: Taxes

...“inversion” occurs when a U.S. company merges with a foreign company and moves its headquarters to the foreign country....

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Retiree Healthcare: Hawaii's $3.5B Magic Trick
By Selected News Articles @ 4:36 PM :: 6728 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...Can anything be in worse condition than unfunded government pensions? Unfortunately, yes – and it’s called OPEB....

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
House Bill Could Free Hawaii Consumers from $20M Internet Tax
By Selected News Articles @ 4:55 PM :: 4018 Views :: Taxes

The Senate version, called the Internet Tax Freedom Forever Act, is awaiting consideration from the Senate Finance Committee....

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Monday, July 14, 2014
Hawaii's State Debt Now Represents 92% of the Average Taxpayer's Income
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:09 PM :: 3988 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii's mounting state debt now represents $41,300 per taxpayer, the second highest in the country....

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Sunday, July 13, 2014
Would You Be Shocked?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 5465 Views :: Energy, Taxes, Cost of Living

...Hawaii's power prices are among the highest in the nation as well. Not surprisingly, one of the big reasons for this is taxation....

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Friday, July 11, 2014
1935: Hawaii Imposes GE Tax
By Selected News Articles @ 6:28 PM :: 4831 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

By the end of the 1930s, 22 states had implemented a sales tax....

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Unfunded liabilities leave HI taxpayers ‘drowning in debt,’ fiscal watchdog says
By Malia Zimmerman @ 10:39 PM :: 6107 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Taxes

...the administration “performing a $4 billion magic trick”....

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Hawaii’s Downward Spiral Of State Tax Collections Is Alarming
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 10:23 PM :: 4397 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...General Excise Tax collections for the first quarter of 2014 are down 4.6% in comparison to last year....

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Sunday, June 29, 2014
We’ve Been Bracket Creeped!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3615 Views :: Taxes

...in 1978 when Hawaii adopted its present system of conforming to the federal Internal Revenue Code, inflation adjustments were left off the table....

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Sunday, June 22, 2014
How Hawaii Can Grow the Pie
By Tom Yamachika @ 3:10 PM :: 3503 Views :: Taxes

What it would take to help the state create a governing and regulatory climate that would bring in more revenue without raising taxes....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Missing IRS emails outrage targeted Hawaii tea party leaders
By Malia Zimmerman @ 3:00 PM :: 5825 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party

Hawaii TEA party leaders are outraged over the news the IRS has lost emails of its former director, Lois Lerner, during a critical time when the agency admitted to targeting conservative groups....

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014
IRS Commissioner Subpoenaed to Testify on Lois Lerner’s ‘Lost’ Emails
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:20 PM :: 4682 Views :: Taxes, TEA Party

He had been told “they’re there” by no less than IRS Commissioner John Koskinen himself....

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Sunday, June 15, 2014
It's All About Delivering Value
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3191 Views :: Taxes

When you think about paying taxes, most people seem to think that it's about the same as throwing money down a rathole....

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
1901: Territory of Hawaii Adopts First Income Tax in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 10:00 PM :: 7046 Views :: Hawaii History, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Now every state has an income tax except for Alaska, Florida, Nevada, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wyoming. Alaska is notable in that it is the only state to repeal an existing income tax....

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Sunday, June 8, 2014
What Happens in Vegas...Moves to Vegas
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3567 Views :: Taxes

...between 1995 and 2000 roughly 12,000 people moved from Hawaii to Nevada, and about 1,850 moved from Nevada to Hawaii....

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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Hawaii Ranks #4 in Gasoline Taxes
By Selected News Articles @ 4:01 PM :: 6350 Views :: Energy, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

California is in 1st place with the highest rate of 52.89 cents per gallon, and is followed closely by New York (49.86 cents/gallon), Connecticut (49.3 cents/gallon), and Hawaii (48.05 cents/gallon)....

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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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Sunday, June 1, 2014
The Hawaiian Tribe--Taxes
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3801 Views :: Taxes

We certainly hope that no one is thinking that the citizens of the reconstituted Kingdom living on state lands, and taking advantages of the benefits and services offered by the state and federal governments, will then claim they don’t have to pay for them....

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Friday, May 23, 2014
IRS Holds Off -- for Now -- on Rules to Restrict Political Groups
By Heritage Foundation @ 10:25 AM :: 6020 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party

Yesterday, the IRS announced it would hold off until next year on new rules that would have restricted the activities of nonprofit groups....

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Saturday, May 17, 2014
Chamber of Commerce 23 Harmful Bills Stopped in Legislature
By Selected News Articles @ 5:15 AM :: 5387 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Small Business, Taxes

Of the 54 bills harmful to business that were introduced this session that we tracked, 23 bills were stopped....

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Thursday, May 15, 2014
New IRS Revelations – and What the Obama Administration Is Doing Behind the Scenes
By Heritage Foundation @ 1:03 PM :: 5587 Views :: National News, Taxes, TEA Party

...the Obama administration lied when it tried to pin the scandal on IRS employees in an Ohio branch office....

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Sunday, May 11, 2014
Fitch Downgrade: Kauai County Spending Out of Control
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 4772 Views :: Kauai County, Taxes

Expenditure growth has repeatedly outpaced revenue gains, resulting in recurring operating deficits and drawdowns in fund balance....

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Sunday, May 11, 2014
To Err Is Human – And Then We Can Really Mess Things Up
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3210 Views :: Taxes

One feature of our legislative session is that a lot of work needs to get done in a short amount of time. When that happens, there are “oops” moments....

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Saturday, May 10, 2014
Hawaii's Top Marginal Tax Rate: 367100%
By Selected News Articles @ 6:18 PM :: 3657 Views :: Taxes

The paper provides taxpayers with concise information regarding the importance of these Hawaii tax cliffs and suggests policy changes....

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Monday, May 5, 2014
Maui Council Approves Budget with Tax and Fee Cuts
By News Release @ 2:36 PM :: 4642 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

...real property tax rates were reduced by 3.1 percent across the board from fiscal year 2014 rates....

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Sunday, May 4, 2014
So You Want A Stable Funding Source?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3266 Views :: Taxes

This week we look at the term “stable funding source.” In business, there is no such thing....

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Sunday, May 4, 2014
HART 3 Month Take--Another $61.7M from Taxpayers
By News Release @ 1:42 AM :: 4460 Views :: Rail, Taxes

The half-percent GET surcharge for Oahu, which by law can only be used for Honolulu's rail system, began in January 2007 and is set to expire at the end of 2022....

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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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Sunday, April 27, 2014
Do You Know the Meaning of ‘Temporary’?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:01 AM :: 3544 Views :: Taxes
Yes, to you and me it’s a common word. But in the world of Hawaii tax it seems to have an entirely different meaning....
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Monday, April 21, 2014
No New Taxes! Maui County Budget Hearing April 24
By News Release @ 3:58 PM :: 6343 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, TEA Party
County Budget Hearing
April 24th, 6pm, County Council Chamber, Wailuku
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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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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Abercrombie votes more than 100 times in favor of higher taxes
By News Release @ 8:20 PM :: 3632 Views :: Politicians, Taxes
As Abercrombie celebrates Tax Day, take a moment to review some research about the many ways he plotted to take more of YOUR money...
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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Kiplinger: Hawaii 5th-Least Tax-Friendly State
By Selected News Articles @ 6:16 PM :: 3285 Views :: Taxes

The Aloha State is known for its high cost of living. High income tax rates are part of the reason....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Grassroot Institute 'Celebrates' Hawaii's Tax Freedom Day
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:48 PM :: 3809 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii citizens have earned enough for the year's tax bill - one day later than last year....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Rich States-Poor States: Hawaii Improves its Economic Competitiveness Ranking
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:58 AM :: 6336 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

New report ranks Hawaii 36th in economic outlook and 17th in economic performance....

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Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Where Did Your Tax Money Go?
By Heritage Foundation @ 6:56 AM :: 2983 Views :: Taxes

Your 2013 tax dollars—which are due today—went primarily to pay for government benefits....

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Monday, April 14, 2014
What No One Wants to Admit About Social Security Taxes
By Heritage Foundation @ 12:18 PM :: 3915 Views :: National News, Taxes
“At least that’s going to pay for my retirement”?
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Sunday, April 13, 2014
What’s The Streamlined Sales Tax Project – And Should We Jump In?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3702 Views :: Taxes

This problem could be solved if Congress steps in....

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Will IRS Targeting Send Someone to Jail?
By Heritage Foundation @ 7:57 AM :: 6143 Views :: First Amendment, Taxes, TEA Party

...criminal activities, including “violating taxpayers’ constitutional rights,” “misleading investigators,” and “exposing private taxpayer information”....

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Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Census: Hawaii Tax Revenue Jump 3rd Highest in Nation
By News Release @ 5:12 PM :: 3902 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

States with the largest percentage increase were North Dakota (27.8 percent), California (15.6 percent), Hawaii (10.5 percent)....

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Sunday, April 6, 2014
Tax Return Extensions – Not an Occasion to Punt on Working the Numbers
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 3145 Views :: Taxes
If you didn't, the computer will take away your extension retroactively. And it will probably hit you with 25% penalties, and interest on top of that....
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Friday, April 4, 2014
Hawaii State-Local Tax Burden Drops to 20th
By Selected News Articles @ 1:06 AM :: 3999 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

Hawaii moved from 14th to 20th....

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Sunday, March 30, 2014
But Shouldn’t We Do Something About the Two Gorillas in the Bar?
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:01 AM :: 4693 Views :: Labor, Taxes

At June 30, 2013, ERS had an “unfunded actuarial accrued liability” of about $8.4 billion. For EUTF, the number was about $18.2 billion....

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Saturday, March 29, 2014
Hawaii Legislative Watch: People vs. government
By Rachelle Chang @ 4:02 AM :: 4862 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...highlighting those bills that champion taxpayers and residents; and bills that affect our rights and freedoms....

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Hawaii to run out of cash reserves in 2016
By Sen. Sam Slom @ 12:51 AM :: 7714 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Labor, Taxes

Constitutionally, the state can only engage in annual deficit spending as long as there are enough cash reserves to absorb these deficits....

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Sunday, March 23, 2014
If You Want a Tax Appeal, Beware the Weekend
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 3238 Views :: Taxes

Once in a while people fight with taxing agencies about their taxes....

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Facts & Figures 2014: How Does Your State Compare?
By News Release @ 8:10 PM :: 3618 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...rates and rankings of all 50 states on 39 different measures of tax and fiscal policy....

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