Wednesday, April 17, 2024
Hawai'i Free Press

Current Articles | Archives


Tax Credits

 

NO Image:
Sunday, March 24, 2024
Fear of the Unknown
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1162 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits, Taxes

... some bills replace a current tax rate with a blank.  Or several blanks.  Those are scary because you don’t know what our lawmakers are thinking of putting in there ....

Read More..
Sunday, February 25, 2024
DoTax: State Tax Credits You Can Claim
By News Release @ 2:22 AM :: 1339 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

... Hawaiʻi Department of Taxation Encourages Hawaiʻi Families to Claim Available Tax Credits ....

Read More..
Sunday, February 4, 2024
Danger: 200 tax bills being considered by Legislature
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:59 PM :: 1529 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

"... they’re not providing a very efficient source of revenue ...."

Read More..
Wednesday, January 24, 2024
Enviros: Honolulu is Primed for Carbon Pricing
By News Release @ 5:46 PM :: 1157 Views :: Honolulu County, Environment, Tax Credits, Taxes

... the Carbon Disclosure Project ....

Read More..
Sunday, December 17, 2023
Voluntary tax incentives could encourage landlords to house displaced Lahaina residents
By Grassroot Institute @ 7:34 PM :: 1194 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits, Taxes

... provide anyone who rents to Lahaina residents displaced by the August 2023 wildfires a 100% exemption from Maui County’s property tax ....

Read More..
Sunday, November 19, 2023
Tax relief for properties that house Lahaina residents
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:21 PM :: 1362 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 ....

Read More..
Saturday, November 11, 2023
Adjusting AMI for Kauai’s affordable rental program could backfire
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:23 AM :: 1587 Views :: Kauai County, Tax Credits, Taxes

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

Read More..
Thursday, November 2, 2023
Maui Fires: Three bills offer property tax relief
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:56 AM :: 1604 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits, Taxes

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

Read More..
Thursday, October 19, 2023
Property Tax Relief for Maui Fire Victims
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:08 AM :: 1765 Views :: Maui County, Tax Credits, Taxes

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

Read More..
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Allow owner-occupants of Residential A homes to apply for missed property tax relief
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:30 AM :: 1577 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 ....

Read More..
Sunday, October 1, 2023
Make sure to claim additional property tax relief in Honolulu
By Grassroot Institute @ 6:50 AM :: 2296 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 ....

Read More..
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
County Councils Consider Property Tax Exemptions for Seniors, Homeowners
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:55 PM :: 2167 Views :: Hawaii County , Honolulu County, Kauai County, Tax Credits

... Bills on the move: Honolulu, Hawaii County, Kauai County ....

Read More..
Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Kauai bills seek to expand property tax relief for affordable rentals
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:44 PM :: 1842 Views :: Kauai County, Tax Credits, Taxes, Cost of Living

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

Read More..
Sunday, July 9, 2023
The Budget Is Signed
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1673 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 ....

Read More..
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 ....

Read More..
Sunday, June 18, 2023
A Dirty Problem
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2341 Views :: Environment, Development, Tax Credits

... five blind monks trying to describe an elephant ....

Read More..
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 ....

Read More..
Sunday, May 7, 2023
Tax Relief, RIP
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2086 Views :: Tax Credits

... every one of the tax credit enhancements has been given only a five-year life.  All of them go away on January 1, 2028 ....

Read More..
Tuesday, May 2, 2023
Some Winners and Losers in the 2023 Session
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 PM :: 2185 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

... The Tax Relief Shell Game Ends, and Broad-Based Relief Didn’t Make It ....

Read More..
Sunday, April 30, 2023
Production Credit Hijinx
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2244 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

... After deferring the measure multiple times, WAM amended the bill to add two new provisions:  a section allowing tax credits for building a film studio, and a section making extensive amendments to the administration of the existing production credit.  This was done without the benefit of a public hearing ....

Read More..
Sunday, April 16, 2023
It Isn’t Over Until It’s Over
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2502 Views :: Education K-12, Ethics, Tax Credits

... In the meantime, lawmakers have been figuring out how to bypass conventional learning about when a bill is dead. Here is one example ....

Read More..
Thursday, March 30, 2023
How counties can provide tax relief
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:31 PM :: 1772 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

... County lawmakers haven’t decided yet how to deal with property tax hikes that are expected to result from higher property assessments across the state ....

Read More..
Sunday, March 26, 2023
Credit Madness
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1733 Views :: Tax Credits

... Tax Credits were proposed for, among other things, upgrading technology infrastructure; sequestering carbon; upgrading or conversion of cesspools; being a health care preceptor; manufacturing food; providing childcare to employees; being in a creative district; producing organic food; and just being in the state while everyone else is being hammered by a carbon tax ....

Read More..
Wednesday, March 15, 2023
House passes state budget for third reading
By News Release @ 10:19 PM :: 1848 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

... update on the state budget and the Majority Caucus' legislative priorities ....

Read More..
Monday, March 6, 2023
Changing tax credit to portion of income would help Oahu homeowners
By Grassroot Institute @ 10:10 PM :: 1657 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

... Bill 38 (2022) would change the formula for calculating the eligibility for the real property tax credit ....

Read More..
Sunday, February 26, 2023
Creative Districts 
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1842 Views :: Tax Credits

... In the Senate bill, creative enterprises in a creative district would be eligible for tax credits.  The bill, however, is a little light on details ....

Read More..
Friday, February 24, 2023
Hawaii bill would boost rental tax credit fourfold
By Selected News Articles @ 11:31 PM :: 1980 Views :: Tax Credits

... SB55 proposes the adoption of income brackets to determine eligibility for the tax credit ....

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..
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..
Monday, February 13, 2023
HB1049: Avoiding disincentives in new affordability plan
By UHERO @ 11:41 PM :: 1391 Views :: Tax Credits

... Policy “cliffs” occur when a large benefit is suddenly withdrawn when income exceeds some threshold, even if by only $1. Cliffs may also reduce incentives to work and earn more ....

Read More..
Thursday, February 9, 2023
Volta: Hawaii's Latest Hi-Tech Failure Gets Recycled by Shell Oil
By News Release @ 3:30 AM :: 1918 Views :: Energy, Environment, Ethics, Tax Credits

... How much money did ERS and KSBE lose helping Shell greenwash its oil business? ....

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, 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..
Wednesday, December 14, 2022
$300 Rebate Checks From Hawaii: You Can Still Claim It
By Selected News Articles @ 3:10 AM :: 1672 Views :: Tax Credits

... Most taxpayers have already received their rebate checks from Hawaii of up to $300. However, those who filed their taxes late and taxpayers whose payment has been withheld by the tax department may still be waiting ....

Read More..
Monday, December 5, 2022
Ige Announces Completion of over 600,000 Refunds to Hawaii Taxpayers
By News Release @ 3:32 PM :: 1656 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..
Friday, September 23, 2022
Property Tax Credit Application Deadline September 30
By News Release @ 11:14 PM :: 2017 Views :: Honolulu County, Tax Credits

...The City & County of Honolulu offers a real property tax credit for homeowners who meet certain eligibility requirements. ...

Read More..
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
ERS Hides $96.75M of So-Called ‘Tech’ Investments--Losses Begin to Mount
By Andrew Walden @ 9:30 PM :: 3671 Views :: Ethics, Labor, Tax Credits

... Taxpayer losses are in the billions.  Now they are grabbing for public employees’ retirement fund.  How much will retirees lose? ....

Read More..
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
He Owned the Land for Just a Day, But Received 212 Credits from County
By Selected News Articles @ 10:21 PM :: 5265 Views :: Hawaii County , Ethics, Development, Land Use, Tax Credits

“...Rajesh Budhabhatti is a subject of a public corruption/wire fraud case....”

Read More..
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
Ige Signs Minimum Wage Hike, makes Earned Income Tax Credit Refundable
By News Release @ 11:22 PM :: 2017 Views :: Labor, Small Business, Tax Credits

... Act 114 increases the minimum wage to $12.00 per hour starting Oct. 1, 2022 ....

Read More..
Sunday, June 12, 2022
Bill 45: Rail TOD Giveaway to High Tech Tax Credit Schemers
By Selected News Articles @ 3:30 AM :: 2489 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Rail, Tax Credits

... The vague language in the proposal lacks any metrics for measuring success, similar to another business-focused tax credit whose value to the state is dubious ...

Read More..
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Volta Securities Fraud: Did Latest Hawaii High Tech Fail Take a Bite out of ERS?
By Andrew Walden @ 10:05 PM :: 2309 Views :: Ethics, Tax Credits

... Securities fraud, insider trading, $26.7 M in hidden executive stock awards?  Yes.  Hawaii’s high-tech tax credit schemers are at it again ....

Read More..
Sunday, June 5, 2022
The Kansas Experiment:  Ten Years Later
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1584 Views :: Tax Credits, Taxes

... It would have increased the state sales tax and would have eliminated many tax credits and deductions.  The legislature, predictably, tossed out these offsets ....

Read More..
Friday, May 27, 2022
Hawaii High-Tech Schemers Get $94M
By News Release @ 8:14 PM :: 1618 Views :: Tax Credits

... Hawaii is among the first states in the nation to be approved for participation ....

Read More..
Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Hawaii lawmakers could approve $300 tax rebates this week
By Selected News Articles @ 3:55 AM :: 2017 Views :: Tax Credits

... the total estimated cost of the rebate program will be around $250 million ....

Read More..
Sunday, April 24, 2022
Swimming in money, legislators could easily add to debt burden
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:47 AM :: 2144 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tax Credits, Taxes

... What one hand might be giving, the other might be taking away by spending money on things that could come back to haunt us ....

Read More..
Sunday, April 17, 2022
Once Upon a Rebate
By Tom Yamachika @ 5:00 AM :: 1670 Views :: Tax Credits

... Governor Dorothy’s two bills died in the Legislature ....

Read More..
Sunday, April 10, 2022
Hawaii lawmakers propose $300 rebate checks
By Selected News Articles @ 4:35 AM :: 1648 Views :: Tax Credits

... Senate Bill 514 would pay one-time tax rebate checks of $300 to people making $100,000 a year or less and $100 to those making more than $100,000 a year .... 

Read More..
Saturday, April 9, 2022
Hawaii taxpayers deserve a rebate — a big one
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 7:48 PM :: 1721 Views :: Tax Credits

... Simply allowing the market to operate helped create a windfall in state revenues ....

Read More..
Tuesday, April 5, 2022
The Great Earned Income Tax Credit Hunt
By Tom Yamachika @ 3:30 PM :: 2460 Views :: Tax Credits

... DoTax hides the EITC application form so you can't apply for the credit ....

Read More..
Saturday, April 2, 2022
SB514: $100 Taxpayer Refund is Still Possible
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:36 PM :: 1681 Views :: Tax Credits

... The state of Hawaii is currently enjoying a nearly $4 billion budget windfall ....

Read More..
Page 1 of 6First   Previous   [1]  2  3  4  5  6  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