Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives


Taxes

 

NO Image:
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Proposed new category for ‘transient vacation’ rentals would burden residents
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:19 PM :: 1993 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

... this classification creates a significant tax burden for landlords — even those renting to working class families ....

Read More..
Saturday, March 4, 2023
Congressional Delegation Calls on IRS to Exempt Red Hill Assistance
By Ed Case @ 2:23 AM :: 1925 Views :: Congressional Delegation, Military, Taxes

“...Just as assistance provided to individuals by the Federal Emergency Management Agency under the Stafford Act is exempted under Section 139 of the Internal Revenue Code, we believe the Red Hill emergency assistance should also be exempted....”

Read More..
Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Sheriffs Bust Waikiki Marijuana Dealer
By News Release @ 11:06 PM :: 2447 Views :: Taxes, Tourism, Drugs

“Businesses that are involved in the cannabis industry must ensure that their activities comply with the law.”

Read More..
Monday, February 20, 2023
Bill 2891: Retroactive property tax credit for Kauai?
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:28 PM :: 1708 Views :: Kauai County, Taxes

... the proposed tax credit could be critical for some property owners who might otherwise have to increase the rents of their tenants ....

Read More..
Sunday, February 19, 2023
PILOT for Real Property Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2720 Views :: Honolulu County, Energy, Agriculture, Tax Credits, Taxes

... The owner in the previous year paid $30,154 in property tax and got a bill for $835,710, resulting in an extremely unhappy owner ....

Read More..
Saturday, February 18, 2023
What is Hawaii’s General Excise Tax?
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:11 PM :: 1934 Views :: Taxes

... the excise tax is a tax on the total revenues of the businesses, at every transaction level, from manufacturing to wholesale to retail ....

Read More..
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Senate Committees Advance Bill Legalizing Hashish and Honey Butane Oil
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 2548 Views :: Taxes, Drugs

... The measure would also exempt the sales of cannabis and manufactured cannabis products for medical use from the general excise tax ....

Read More..
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
HB1049 Cuts Income Tax
By News Release @ 8:47 PM :: 1797 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

... restructure the state's income tax brackets and lower income tax for all brackets, double the standard deduction for individual filers from $2,200 to $5,000, and double the personal exemption from $1,144 to $2,288 ....

Read More..
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Hawaii GET Taxes 119% of Personal Income
By Tax Foundation @ 12:39 AM :: 2323 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... Hawaii has the broadest sales tax in the United States, it taxes many products multiple times ....

Read More..
Sunday, February 12, 2023
Multiple tax hikes moving through the Legislature
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 9:09 PM :: 2777 Views :: Taxes

... there are still tax hikes moving through the Legislature, threatening to further increase Hawaii’s already-astronomical cost of living ....

Read More..
Sunday, February 12, 2023
Get Out, Evil!  Stay In, Good Fortune!
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1477 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... Japanese celebrate a festival known as Setsubun.  While there are regional variations on how to celebrate it, many of them involve roasted beans and an Oni, or demon ....

Read More..
Saturday, February 11, 2023
A ‘Capitol Convo’ about Hawaii’s high cost of living
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:10 PM :: 1681 Views :: Economy, Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... factors that contribute to the state’s high cost of living, such as its high cost of housing, high taxes, boondoggle projects, shortage of medical professionals and more ....

Read More..
Wednesday, February 8, 2023
Hawaii medical excise tax affecting patient care, physicians say
By Selected News Articles @ 4:54 AM :: 1729 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... A Hawaii resident diagnosed with breast cancer could not find a physician to treat her ....

Read More..
Saturday, February 4, 2023
Green Affordability Plan: It would be simpler to just cut the tax rate for food
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:12 PM :: 1631 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

... Green’s “GAP” plan seeks to provide tax credits for food, rent and child care expenses primarily to Hawaii’s lower- and middle-class families ....

Read More..
Wednesday, February 1, 2023
Bills would remove GET for medical services
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:35 PM :: 889 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... Legislators have introduced multiple bills in the 2023 legislative session that seek to remove the GET for medical services in Hawaii, either wholly or in part. They include ....

Read More..
Tuesday, January 31, 2023
New report makes case for exempting medical services from Hawaii's GET
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:57 AM :: 1448 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... removing the tax would lower medical costs and help alleviate the state's doctor shortage ....

Read More..
Sunday, January 29, 2023
What’s In the Governor’s Bill Package
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1439 Views :: Taxes

... SB 1347 / HB 1049, designated GOV-01, aims to give broad tax relief to pretty much everyone in Hawaii. It does this by juicing up several credits already on the books, giving a significant boost to the standard deduction, and doubling the personal exemption amount. ...

Read More..
Wednesday, January 25, 2023
​There’s still time to counter higher property taxes
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:00 PM :: 1476 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

“They should look for ways to make government cost less and run more efficiently and operate on a leaner budget."

Read More..
Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Green's State of the State: What's to like? 
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 1:38 AM :: 1461 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Taxes

... Most compelling was the governor's proposal to increase tax deductions and support open records, but all the talk about spending was worrisome ....

Read More..
Sunday, January 22, 2023
Should We Lower Taxes?
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1374 Views :: Taxes

... convince me that tax cuts are not advisable ....

Read More..
Friday, January 20, 2023
National coalition including Hawaii legislators urges states to enact 'wealth' taxes
By Selected News Articles @ 2:05 AM :: 1664 Views :: Taxes

... Rep Jeanne Kapela and Hawai'i Tax Fairness Coalition protest at State Capitol in favor of new tax ....

Read More..
Thursday, January 19, 2023
​Slashing tax rates best way to offset higher property assessments
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:10 PM :: 1316 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... Residential A properties went up 39.9% ....

Read More..
Thursday, January 19, 2023
Sister Isles Among Worst Doctor Shortage in USA
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:01 PM :: 1629 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Health Care, Taxes

... a recent national study of 3,000 counties in America found the Big Island has the third-worst shortage of healthcare providers in primary care, Maui has the fifth-worst shortage of healthcare providers in America, and Kauai has the 13th worst shortage ....

Read More..
Wednesday, January 18, 2023
Hawaii targets housing reform as Legislature returns
By Selected News Articles @ 3:39 AM :: 1858 Views :: Development, Hawaii State Government, Land Use, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

... 156 bills are on the current docket to be introduced in the House of Representatives and Senate ....

Read More..
Sunday, January 15, 2023
​How to avert the looming property tax crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 10:10 PM :: 1813 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

... Hawaii’s population has been declining for six straight years, and if policymakers don’t do something quickly to avert the looming increase in county property taxes, that is likely to continue ....

Read More..
Sunday, January 15, 2023
More Temporary Tax Fixes Considered
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1338 Views :: Taxes

... We need fixes.  Not the temporary kind ....

Read More..
Friday, January 13, 2023
GE Tax: Audit Shows Tourists Pay 14.1%--not 30%
By Andrew Walden @ 5:21 AM :: 11952 Views :: Rail, Taxes, Tourism, Cost of Living

...The lie that tourists pay 30% of the GE Tax is front and center as Gov Green and legislators quickly walk back Green’s fake 2022 campaign promise to eliminate the GE Tax from food and medical care....

Read More..
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Akina recaps victories, disappointments of 2022; is optimistic about 2023
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:31 PM :: 1889 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Jones Act, Taxes, Cost of Living

... Grassroot Institute of Hawaii’s “wins” over the past year ....

Read More..
Sunday, January 8, 2023
Tax Word Find
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1315 Views :: Taxes

... the New Year is off and running and we are quaking in our boots waiting for our Legislature to reconvene, here are some of the ideas that we have been following ....

Read More..
Thursday, January 5, 2023
Time to Reform Property Taxes: High Home Values Prompt Calls for Relief  
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:16 PM :: 1436 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... Akina and Iwasa discuss the history of property taxes in Hawaii, how assessments are conducted and what reforms the counties should consider ....

Read More..
Wednesday, January 4, 2023
Please Cut Taxes in 2023
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:18 PM :: 1524 Views :: Taxes

... Gov. Josh Green made eliminating the general excise tax for food and medicine one of his major talking points. And on the county level, faced with concerns about skyrocketing real estate assessments, Mayor Rick Blangiardi promised to “aggressively” pursue ways to reduce that tax burden. ....

Read More..
Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Taxes, housing drive people from Hawaii, policy group says
By Selected News Articles @ 8:25 PM :: 2015 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes, Cost of Living

... more than 15,000 left the state between July 2021 and July 2022 ....

Read More..
Tuesday, December 20, 2022
Hawaii Among Nine States Running Long-Term Structural Deficits
By Selected News Articles @ 1:48 PM :: 1807 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... revenue will continue to fall short of spending absent policy changes ....

Read More..
Monday, December 19, 2022
​Counties should not profit from Hawaii's housing crisis
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:00 AM :: 1999 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes, Cost of Living

... assessments of all real property on Oahu went up by 12.4% compared with the previous year. And that’s just the average ....

Read More..
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
Green's plan to eliminate food and medicine tax may not have a clear path
By Selected News Articles @ 8:34 PM :: 1643 Views :: Taxes

... Lawmakers have not indicated if they back Green's plan ....  

Read More..
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
2023 Real Property Assessments up 12.4%
By News Release @ 2:57 AM :: 2858 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes, Cost of Living

... City to Send 2023 Real Property Notice of Assessments ....

Read More..
Sunday, December 11, 2022
New Administration’s Tax Priorities
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2181 Views :: Taxes

... Green's top priorities for his first 100 days in office ....

Read More..
Monday, December 5, 2022
Ige Announces Completion of over 600,000 Refunds to Hawaii Taxpayers
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 1654 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

... A total of 606,674 Act 115 refunds were issued, totaling $307.9 million. That includes 288,590 direct deposits and 318,084 paper checks ....

Read More..
Sunday, November 27, 2022
Economic Freedom: Hawaii Ranks 48th
By Grassroot Institute @ 9:30 PM :: 1647 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

“...our residents will continue to suffer and flee the state....”

Read More..
Sunday, November 27, 2022
No, Boosting the Affordable Housing Fund Isn’t the Answer
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1848 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Taxes

"... it is essentially a budgeting gimmick ...."

Read More..
Sunday, November 20, 2022
​It's a perfect time to cut taxes
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:13 AM :: 1683 Views :: Taxes, Cost of Living

... many Hawaii families are taking a hard look at their finances and calculating how inflation and recession will affect their holiday plans, if not their entire economic futures ....

Read More..
Monday, November 14, 2022
UHERO: Visitors-only fee may be illegal
By UHERO @ 6:44 PM :: 2037 Views :: Honolulu County, Taxes, Tourism

... Rethinking HTA’s “Regenerative Tourism Fee” ....

Read More..
Thursday, November 10, 2022
Why is there a doctor shortage in Hawaii?
By Grassroot Institute @ 8:55 PM :: 2713 Views :: Health Care, Small Business, Taxes

... The state is short more than 1,000 doctors, which means some patients cannot get care, and the ones who do have to wait a long time. ...

Read More..
Sunday, November 6, 2022
The Empty Homes Tax
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 2230 Views :: Development, Taxes, Tourism

... The idea seems to be gaining steam now since our federal court has struck down Honolulu’s recent ordinance clamping down on transient vacation rentals ....

Read More..
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Unemployment Trust Fund Grows to $205M
By News Release @ 3:58 AM :: 2084 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Labor, Small Business, Taxes

... Hawaii’s unemployment insurance (UI) program is funded exclusively by employers via state and federal payroll taxes on wages ....

Read More..
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
2023 State Business Tax Climate Index--Hawaii Ranks 43rd
By Tax Foundation @ 10:46 PM :: 1513 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... The Tax Foundation’s State Business Tax Climate Index enables business leaders, government policymakers, and taxpayers to gauge how their states’ tax systems compare ....

Read More..
Tuesday, October 25, 2022
GE Tax Takes $200M Bite out of Health Care
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:02 PM :: 1677 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

“If we exempted medical care from the general excise tax it would save doctors and patients more than $200 million [a year]. And that would help keep doctors in our state, rather than having to flee the state to earn money elsewhere...."

Read More..
Sunday, October 23, 2022
Yes, People Move Because of Taxes
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1964 Views :: Taxes

... we gained a few high-income individuals but lost more of those folks scraping to make ends meet ....

Read More..
Saturday, October 22, 2022
Front Page News: Petition to End GE Tax on Medical Care
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:51 PM :: 1777 Views :: Health Care, Taxes

... the petition, which can be viewed here, calls on lawmakers to exempt medical services from the state’s general excise tax ....

Read More..
Saturday, October 15, 2022
Ige Scores 'C' on Fiscal Policy Report Card
By Cato Foundation @ 4:50 AM :: 1719 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Hawaii Statistics, Taxes

... The report examines the tax and spending choices made by the governors and discusses recent policy trends ....

Read More..
Page 4 of 33First   Previous   1  2  3  [4]  5  6  7  8  9  10  Next   Last   
Links

TEXT "follow HawaiiFreePress" to 40404

Register to Vote

2aHawaii

808 Silent Majority

Aloha Pregnancy Care Center

AntiPlanner

Antonio Gramsci Reading List

A Place for Women in Waipio

Ballotpedia Hawaii

Broken Trust

Build More Hawaiian Homes Working Group

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 ConCon Info

Hawaii Debt Clock

Hawaii Defense Foundation

Hawaii Family Forum

Hawaii Farmers and Ranchers United

Hawaii Farmer's Daughter

Hawaii Federalist Society

Hawaii Federation of Republican Women

Hawaii History Blog

Hawaii Homeschool Association

Hawaii Jihadi Trial

Hawaii Legal News

Hawaii Legal Short-Term Rental Alliance

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 Moms for Liberty

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

Managed Care Matters -- Hawaii

Malama Pregnancy Center of Maui

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

Practical Policy Institute of Hawaii

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

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