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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Population: Still Losing
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1357 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... Are we going to put more pressure on our taxpayer base to dig into their pockets ever more deeply? ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Up in Smoke? AG's Plan to turn Illegal Drug Dealers into Legal Tax-Paying Entrepreneurs
By Rep Gene Ward @ 10:58 PM :: 1256 Views :: Law Enforcement, Taxes, Drugs

... In nearly every location where recreational marijuana is legal, criminal syndicates, far more than the state government, are cashing in on the "green gold rush" ....

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Monday, November 27, 2023
How High Are State and Local Tax Collections in Your State?
By Tax Foundation @ 2:50 PM :: 1186 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii is 6th at $7,746 per capita ....

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Sunday, November 26, 2023
Wholesaling:  What You Don’t Know
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1378 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

... you as a taxpayer can never really know, but you can protect yourself ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
Caldwell's COVID Slush Fund: 'Follow the Money'
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:36 PM :: 1542 Views :: Ethics, Taxes, Tourism, COVID-19

... you have to follow the money, especially when there’s a huge surge of funds given to the government to dole out ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
Tax relief for properties that house Lahaina residents
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:21 PM :: 1359 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits, Taxes

... Bill 95 would exempt from the Maui County property tax all residential real property in Lahaina and other residential real property that was damaged or destroyed by the fires ....

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Saturday, November 11, 2023
Adjusting AMI for Kauai’s affordable rental program could backfire
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:23 AM :: 1584 Views :: Kauai County, Tax Credits, Taxes

... a sweeping reform of Kauai’s property tax system ....

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Sunday, November 5, 2023
Crossing the Rubicon Again
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1518 Views :: Ethics, Development, Taxes

... Green suspended the General Excise Tax as it related to vendors involved in the design, construction, sale, lease, or financing of housing projects designed to provide rapid relief to the homeless ....

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Thursday, November 2, 2023
Maui Fires: Three bills offer property tax relief
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:56 AM :: 1602 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits, Taxes

... Bill 102 best of three bills but should be retroactive ....

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Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Hawaii Among Worst: 2024 State Business Tax Climate Index
By Selected News Articles @ 3:49 PM :: 1667 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Small Business, Taxes

... the state’s property tax system ranked 31st and its unemployment insurance tax ranked 41st. The state is 42nd overall ....

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Sunday, October 22, 2023
Hawaii the Sinkhole State
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2320 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... fat, dumb, and happy ....

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Thursday, October 19, 2023
Property Tax Relief for Maui Fire Victims
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:08 AM :: 1764 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits, Taxes

... Maui County Council Bills 95 and 102 ....

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Saturday, October 7, 2023
Allow owner-occupants of Residential A homes to apply for missed property tax relief
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:30 AM :: 1576 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits, Taxes

... Resolution 23-243, which would give property tax relief to owner-occupants who failed to file for a homeowner exemption in 2022 and whose homes were taxed at the Residential A rate as a result ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
Make sure to claim additional property tax relief in Honolulu
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:50 AM :: 2295 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits, Taxes

... Honolulu homeowners have until Oct. 2 to file for increased property tax exemptions that Grassroot Institute helped become law ....

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Thursday, September 21, 2023
Kauai homeowners could save $150 each from higher exemption
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:11 PM :: 1735 Views :: Kauai County, Taxes

... Bill 2901, Draft 1, which would increase the homeowner exemption by $60,000 and repeal miscellaneous property tax exemptions ....

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Friday, September 15, 2023
​Grassroot Institute in the News
By Grassroot Institute @ 12:00 PM :: 1379 Views :: Taxes

... testimony before County Council ....

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Wednesday, September 13, 2023
Fixing Hawaii’s Tax System; Decrease Taxes for Families, Businesses
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:00 PM :: 1653 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii’s income tax rates are among the highest in the country, and its business climate is consistently ranked poorly. Meanwhile, residents continue to flee the state for less expensive mainland locales ....

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Sunday, September 10, 2023
Taxing Government Benefits
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1650 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... Legitimate questions now need to be asked about whether the government is going to want to take back some of that Lahaina money in taxes .... 

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Kauai bills seek to expand property tax relief for affordable rentals
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:44 PM :: 1841 Views :: Kauai County, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

... a new tax classification specifically for long-term “gap” rentals ....

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023
Economic growth is our only way out
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 4:17 PM :: 1809 Views :: Maui County, Economy, Taxes

... we cannot afford to further burden our economy with our usual high-tax and high-spending habits ....

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Sunday, September 3, 2023
Tax Deadlines on Maui
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1651 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... On August 18, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service announced “expansive tax relief” for Hawaii wildfire victims ....

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Monday, August 28, 2023
Income tax reform would make Hawaii more affordable
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 11:04 PM :: 1713 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

... a family of four earning Hawaii’s median income of $88,005 a year would have a state income tax bill of $5,086. At that income level, only Oregon families face a higher tax burden ....

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Saturday, August 19, 2023
Let's stay focused on helping Lahaina fire victims--Eventually the Facts Will Come Out
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:06 PM :: 1915 Views :: Maui County, Health Care, Taxes
  • waiving property taxes for the affected property owners
  • clearing the way for out-of-state medical professionals to attend to the needs of those affected by the tragedy
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Thursday, August 17, 2023
Bissen: Property Taxes Waived for Maui Fire Victims
By Selected News Articles @ 7:18 PM :: 1778 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... Anyone who has paid their taxes will receive a refund ....

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Sunday, August 6, 2023
Taking No Prisoners in California
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2242 Views :: Taxes

... The current DoTax administration has told practitioners that he is more open to settling cases to whittle down the backlog of tax appeals ....

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Thursday, August 3, 2023
​Maui Leads Statewide Push for counties to increase their TAT surcharges
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:15 PM :: 2551 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

... approving for inclusion in the 2024 Hawaii State Association of Counties legislative package a state bill relating to the county transient accommodations tax ....

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Sunday, July 23, 2023
Study the Empty Homes Tax Again?
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2532 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... Folks on the Neighbor Islands:  Don’t laugh. You might be next! ....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Bill 49: Maui GET surcharge could eliminate jobs, reduce growth
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:20 AM :: 1967 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... 0.5% county surcharge to the state’s 4% general excise tax for the purpose of funding “housing infrastructure” ....

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Saturday, July 15, 2023
Property Tax: Our council members have been listening
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:29 PM :: 1575 Views :: Taxes

... Multiple bills have already passed, and many council members have asked for more information about how to reform the property tax systems in their counties ....

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Tuesday, July 11, 2023
Maui GE Tax increase guaranteed to hurt poorer residents
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:17 PM :: 1461 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... increase the tax burden, risk losing nearly 300 jobs for residents and lower economic output in the county by $49 million a year ....

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Sunday, July 9, 2023
The Budget Is Signed
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1670 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

... At the ceremony, the Governor made clear that tax relief, especially for ALICE (asset-limited, income-constrained, employed) families, is still on the table.  There will be a Phase 2, he said, apparently targeting the 2024 legislative session ....

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Thursday, July 6, 2023
Hawaii income tax burden second highest in nation
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:09 PM :: 1779 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... One reason is higher rates apply early on the income spectrum, so nearly all taxpayers pay higher rates, says a new analysis ....

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Sunday, July 2, 2023
Cronyism: The 2023 Intent to Veto List
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1510 Views :: Taxes

... cronyism, revenge and retribution -- someone's been sandbagging ....

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Saturday, July 1, 2023
Green Signs $37.2B Budget
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 1570 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

... Senator Donovan Dela Cruz, chair of the Senate Ways and Means Committee, hailed the tax break bill as a positive financial benefit for struggling families ....

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Tuesday, June 27, 2023
Hawaii 4th-Highest Beer Taxes in USA
By Tax Foundation @ 11:59 PM :: 2200 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... all the different layers of taxation on production and distribution make up about 40 percent of the retail price for beer ....

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Monday, June 26, 2023
Grassroot Institute urges Maui Council to reject higher tax burden
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:40 PM :: 2163 Views :: Maui County, Taxes

... A proposed 0.5% county surcharge added to the state's 4% rate would jack up the cost of living, cost jobs and harm productivity ....

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Sunday, June 25, 2023
‘Think outside the box’ to fix Hawaii’s unemployment tax
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:24 PM :: 2091 Views :: Small Business, Taxes

... businesses in Hawaii are going to be paying $130 million more this year in unemployment taxes than they did last year. That’s a 46% increase ....

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Saturday, June 17, 2023
How Grassroot Institute is working for a better Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:16 PM :: 1995 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Health Care, Taxes

... Grassroot Institute “actually proposed 15 model bills this year that were introduced and got one across the finish line, which was the Interstate Medical Licensure Compact” ....

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Saturday, June 17, 2023
What you need to know about property taxes in Hawaii
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:57 PM :: 2625 Views :: Education K-12, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... Hawaii property tax rates thus can be low because the counties that assess and collect them do not have to cover the cost of public schools ....

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Friday, June 16, 2023
Divide and Conquer: More Property Tax Tiers Means Higher Taxes
By Grassroot Institute @ 2:48 PM :: 2085 Views :: Kauai County, Taxes

... This situation has left the owners of many long-term rentals stuck with much higher tax bills ....

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Sunday, June 11, 2023
Taxes and Cost of Living: Focus Shifts to County Councils
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:57 PM :: 1859 Views :: Development, Taxes, Cost of Living

... lawmaking continues at the county level ....

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
Resolution 33: Tinkering with Property Tax Rates on Rental Units
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:47 PM :: 1829 Views :: Honolulu County, Small Business, Taxes

... decrease the rates on the first tier of Residential A homes from $4.50 to $4.00 per $1,000 and increase rates on the second tier from $10.50 to $11.40 per $1,000 ....

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Wednesday, June 7, 2023
SB975: Green Signs Tax Increase on Vaping Products
By Selected News Articles @ 1:08 PM :: 2493 Views :: Education K-12, Taxes, Drugs

... SB975, now Act 62, establishes the offense of unlawful shipment of tobacco products ....

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Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Some gems amid Legislature’s overspending?
By Grassroot Institute @ 1:25 PM :: 1929 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... two bills that would improve Hawaii’s economy ....

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Saturday, June 3, 2023
Do you want distractions or solutions?
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:02 PM :: 1732 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes

... increasing taxes on anyone can come with its own set of problems ....

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Friday, June 2, 2023
Ranking Individual Income Taxes--Hawaii 5th Highest
By News Release @ 4:30 AM :: 1927 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... and State Tax Collections per Capita--Hawaii 4th Highest ....

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Thursday, June 1, 2023
Grassroot Institute urges special session to block huge unemployment tax increase
By Grassroot Institute @ 11:48 PM :: 1885 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Taxes

... If no action is taken, Hawaii businesses will pay about $355 million for 2023, up 46% over last year ....

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Thursday, June 1, 2023
‘Empty homes’ tax won’t fix supply-side housing crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 3:10 AM :: 1804 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Taxes

... the “empty homes” theory is just another distraction from the real cause of Hawaii’s housing crisis, which is regulations that block homebuilding ....

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Hawaii governor still has long list of bills to sign
By Selected News Articles @ 4:20 PM :: 1850 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

... House Bill 954 would increase the personal exemption from $1,444 to $2,288 beginning with the 2023 tax year and increase the standard deduction ....

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Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Hawaii Property Tax Rates Creeping Up
By Tax Foundation @ 2:47 PM :: 1786 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii property taxes go from 28th worst to 32nd worst in four years ....

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