Historic Homes in Honolulu County

One of the more unique property tax exemptions in the City & County of Honolulu is the exemption for “Historic Residential Real Property Dedicated for Preservation.”  Under the exemption ordinance, owners of historic homes can save thousands of dollars in … Read More

Cashing In on Production Credits

In this space, I often have unflattering things to say about tax credits.  Every year, legislators propose tax credits for some little-noticed niche in an industry.  Sometimes the credit is well thought through, and sometimes it isn’t.  Sometimes the desired … Read More

The Wayfair Switch In Time

In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the Wayfair v. South Dakota case.  It was a huge turning point in constitutional law involving the ability of states to tax “online sellers” such as Amazon, Newegg, and Wayfair. “Yeah,” you … Read More

The Bob Nakata Law

By Andrea Carr, CPA, Special Correspondent, and Tom Yamachika, President House Bill 2748, which has recently become law, is sometimes referred to as the “Bob Nakata bill” after the former legislator, now reverend, who was one of the bill’s champions.  … Read More

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