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Sunday, July 12, 2020
Future of Unemployment Insurance
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 583 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

...unemployment insurance and how it is going to fare after the pandemic....

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Saturday, July 11, 2020
Legislative Session: The good, the bad and the ugly
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:42 PM :: 542 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

... donning rose-colored glasses and approaching the budget shortfall as a temporary setback ....

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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Hawaii GET Taxes 105 percent of the state’s personal income
By Tax Foundation @ 2:52 PM :: 425 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii has the broadest sales tax in the United States, but it taxes many products multiple times and, by one estimate, ultimately taxes 105 percent of the state’s personal income.  This base is far wider than the national median, where the sales tax applies to 34.25 percent of personal income....

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Thursday, July 09, 2020
Hawaii Worst Taxpayer ROI in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 2:13 PM :: 426 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...nobody pays more for less....

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Tuesday, July 07, 2020
Hawaii 3rd-Highest Beer Taxes in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 5:08 AM :: 415 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

“...Taxes are the single most expensive ingredient in beer, costing more than the labor and raw materials combined....”

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Sunday, July 05, 2020
​Damn the Tax Clearances, Full Speed Ahead!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 609 Views :: Ethics, Taxes, COVID-19

...Ige's COVID order suspends law requiring that people who want to do business with the State or municipal governments need to be current with their state and federal taxes....

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Monday, June 29, 2020
Tax Like an Egyptian: The wholesale rate, the retail rate, and tax “pyramiding”
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 6:58 PM :: 653 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

...we struggled to determine the purposes of the provisions reviewed, and in some cases, were unable to even infer the purposes. Additionally, we had no objective means to assess whether provisions were achieving their purposes....

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Saturday, June 27, 2020
Hawaii 2nd Highest Tax Burden in USA
By Selected News Articles @ 6:25 AM :: 771 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...and the highest Total Sales & Excise Tax Burden....

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Thursday, June 25, 2020
Ige Defers Harbor Tariff Hike
By News Release @ 10:22 PM :: 322 Views :: Jones Act, OHA, Small Business, Taxes

"...This will allow local shippers and businesses, especially those on the neighbor islands, to conduct business without worrying about a rate increase at this time....”

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Sunday, June 21, 2020
Pitfalls of the Subcontractor Deduction
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 648 Views :: Small Business, Tax Credits, Taxes

...another general excise tax exemption that the State Auditor has put under the microscope....

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Saturday, June 20, 2020
Mayor Victorino returns budget to Maui Council without signature
By News Release @ 3:36 PM :: 600 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, COVID-19

...Victorino said his proposed property tax rates would have provided relief for hotels, resorts and short-term rentals from the economic downturn....

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Sunday, June 07, 2020
Hawaii Spending Cap Too Easily Ignored by Lawmakers
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:03 PM :: 465 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Start working now to adopt a meaningful spending cap....

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Sunday, June 07, 2020
Is Our GET Too Soft on Sales to the Feds?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 461 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

...tinkering with the tax code to raise more money has the effect of putting the brakes on what little spin we have left on our economic engine....

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Sunday, May 24, 2020
Money Laying Around?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 663 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

...the State Auditor has been busy at work trying to find options for legislators to consider for getting the state budget back on track....

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Friday, May 22, 2020
26 States Will Protect Businesses from COVID-19-Related Unemployment Tax Hikes--Hawaii isn't one of them
By Tax Foundation @ 11:44 PM :: 1111 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

...One way policymakers can help expedite their state’s economic recovery is by protecting employers from facing higher UI tax rates at a time when they can least afford to pay them....

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Wednesday, May 20, 2020
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Sales Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 7:35 PM :: 609 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii is 9th at 36.6%....

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Friday, May 15, 2020
​The Legislature’s Dangerous Illusion
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:12 PM :: 868 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

...state policymakers seem to believe that the answer to the worst economic crisis in decades is to borrow and spend — and very likely raise taxes....

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Thursday, May 14, 2020
COVID Borrow and Spend Plan will Burden Taxpayers for Years to Come
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:49 PM :: 817 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

...Keli'i Akina Challenges Lawmakers' Plan to Increase Borrowing and Spending....

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020
To What Extent Does Your State Rely on Individual Income Taxes?
By Tax Foundation @ 8:56 PM :: 675 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... 22.2% of Hawaii State tax receipts come from individual income taxes ....

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Tuesday, May 12, 2020
We can’t turn back the clock, and for some policies we don’t want to
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:01 PM :: 660 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

...the state deficit for fiscal year 2021 could grow to between $710 million and $1.8 billion....

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Monday, May 11, 2020
Legislature must rein in state budget
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:25 PM :: 606 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

...Grassroot testimony outlines the problem and suggests some reforms....

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Sunday, May 10, 2020
Crossing the Rubicon Into Tax Suspension
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1106 Views :: Taxes, COVID-19

...Buried on the 19th page of a 68-page the document is a sentence suspending “Section 237D-6.5(b), distribution of the transient accommodations tax.”....

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Sunday, May 10, 2020
‘Multiplier effect’ is poor justification for increased government spending
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:56 AM :: 1020 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

...if Hawaii’s lawmakers wish to save our state economy from its current freefall, they must not be afraid to reduce state spending....

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Saturday, May 09, 2020
Looking for $1.5B? Auditor Provides Handy List of GE Tax Hikes and Special Funds to Raid
By Hawaii State Auditor @ 10:49 PM :: 1272 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes, COVID-19

... stopgap measures which could help prevent public employees from feeling the slightest suffering...for now....

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Monday, May 04, 2020
Oahu Storm Water Utility to hold virtual community meetings
By News Release @ 7:43 PM :: 731 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

...Stormwater: $100M Tax Hike After 36 Years of Lawyering and Foot-dragging....

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Sunday, May 03, 2020
VIDEO: Is Hawaii taxing healthcare to death?
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:00 PM :: 1186 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

...Hawaii doesn't have enough doctors and other medical providers. Could Hawaii's tax system be a reason for the shortage?....

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Sunday, April 26, 2020
Can the Governor Raise Taxes Now?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 994 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes, COVID-19

...This is not a far-fetched scenario....

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Sunday, April 19, 2020
Taxing Medical Practice to Death
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1130 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

...Unless you like the idea of having doctors in rural areas being scarcer than toilet paper....

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Hawaii CoC petitions governor for more COVID aid
By News Release @ 5:23 PM :: 667 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

...Suspension, deferment of general excise tax collections....

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Wednesday, April 08, 2020
Remove GE Tax from Medical Practices to Save Private MDs
By Video @ 4:12 PM :: 829 Views :: Hawaii County , Health Care, Taxes, COVID-19

...We have a 44% shortage of physicians on the Big Island....

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Sunday, April 05, 2020
Worst Return on Investment. Again.
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 918 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...a 50-state study called “2020’s States with the Best & Worst Taxpayer ROI....”

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Friday, April 03, 2020
COVID Relief: Chamber of Commerce Petition Calls for GE Tax to be Suspended
By News Release @ 4:13 AM :: 796 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

... Chamber of Commerce Hawaii Launches Petition to Urge Governor Ige to Take Further Action to Help COVID-19 Impacted Local Businesses ....

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Sunday, March 29, 2020
Lead. Grant relief. Don’t take more. Please.
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 650 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... Now’s Not The Time To Raise Taxes And Fees....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Maui Budget: Property Tax Cut Proposed
By News Release @ 10:16 PM :: 693 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

...Mayor Victorino presents administration’s Fiscal Year 2021 budget proposal....

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Thursday, March 26, 2020
Hawaii Chamber of Commerce Calls for Suspension or Delay of GE Tax
By News Release @ 3:08 AM :: 779 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, COVID-19

...This measure is one of several that the Chamber is proposing to provide relief to local businesses....

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Hawaii Worst Taxpayer ROI in USA
By Wallet Hub @ 8:47 PM :: 798 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii 2nd highest taxes paid per capita....

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Sunday, March 22, 2020
Who’s Watching the Store?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 940 Views :: Taxes

...When do Legislators know that enough is enough?  -- When somebody — or preferably LOTS of somebodies — tells them....

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Thursday, March 19, 2020
Hawaii GE Tax Takes $2431 per Capita -- 2nd Highest in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 12:03 AM :: 629 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...How Much Does Your State Collect in Sales Taxes per Capita?....

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Sunday, March 15, 2020
Green Fees – But Not the Golfing Kind
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1364 Views :: Environment, Taxes, Tourism

...per visitor, per stay charges the money from which goes to protect and preserve the environment....

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Saturday, March 14, 2020
Hawaii Property Taxes per Capita--$1,236
By Tax Foundation @ 11:59 PM :: 974 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...How Much Does Your State Collect in Property Taxes per Capita?....

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Friday, March 13, 2020
Corona Virus Reality Check
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:03 PM :: 801 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Taxes

...It’s time to discard its big-spending plans and focus on ways to help the economy recover quickly....

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Tuesday, March 10, 2020
Is Hawaii Prepared for a Recession?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:56 PM :: 1117 Views :: Economy, Health Care, Taxes

... the "coronavirus recession" and what Hawaii can do financially to cope with it ....  

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Monday, March 09, 2020
Crossover: Republican Legislative Update
By Brett Kulbis @ 3:56 AM :: 733 Views :: Republican Party, Taxes

...Legislators propose to pile on the taxes....

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Sunday, March 08, 2020
Just a Technical Change
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 945 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes, Tourism

...the Department of Taxation, is behind a few of them....

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Friday, March 06, 2020
UHERO: Making a High-Quality State Revenue/Tax System
By UHERO @ 7:47 PM :: 687 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

...Hawaii citizens can count on seeing a slew of bills introduced to raise taxes on somebody....

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Wednesday, March 04, 2020
How Much Does Your State Collect in Corporate Income Taxes per Capita?
By Tax Foundation @ 8:51 PM :: 832 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

...Hawaii collects $103 per person....

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Sunday, March 01, 2020
HB1990: $1.5B GE Tax Hike
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 1147 Views :: Taxes

...a 0.5% GE Tax hike to pay for 'climate change'....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Hawaii Median Homeowner Pays $1,607 Property Tax
By Selected News Articles @ 6:27 PM :: 775 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii has the lowest property tax rate, but high valuations make for high property tax bills....

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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Hawaii Grabs $1,471 Income Tax Per Capita
By Tax Foundation @ 6:15 PM :: 799 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

...Hawaii Income Tax Take is 10th Highest in USA....

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Sunday, February 23, 2020
Do You Buy Fuel? Then Be Very Afraid!
By Tom Yamachika @ 4:00 AM :: 2561 Views :: Small Business, Taxes, Cost of Living

...if this bill passes, guess what is going to happen to your electric bill....

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