Tom Yamachika of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii will discuss lawsuit that could cost Maui County $34 million in property tax refund. The case is pending before the state Intermediate Court of Appeals, county officials confirmed last week.
On this edition of ThinkTech Hawaii, President Yamachika discusses the implications of Maui County’s decision to treat wind turbines as real property for tax revenue purposes. Full Episode here:
State Tax Notes covered the Supreme Court’s Decision on the ballot measure proposed last legislative session for S.B. 2922. Full article here: Court Kills Property Tax Ballot Measure
President Yamachika spoke with Jay Fidell on ThinkTech Hawaii about the ConCon in regards to the state budget. The recent debate and killing of the ballot measure have left many wondering how do we move forward and will this issue … Read More
The Hawaii Supreme Court on Friday invalidated a question on general election ballots asking voters whether they want to amend the Hawaii Constitution to allow the state to tax property in support of public education. The Tax Foundation joined the … Read More
The least wealthy income earners in Hawaii pay the second most in taxes of any state in the union, according to an analysis of tax systems across the country. President Yamachika gives his take. Click here to read the full … Read More
President Yamachika served as a panelist at the Honolulu Board of Realtors Constitutional Amendment Panel held on October 12, 2018. This panel served as an important forum in which dialogue was provided on this very important issue from a myriad … Read More
Tax Analysts published an article this week on the ongoing case involving SB 2922 and the possible upcoming November ballot measure. President Yamachika provides his thoughts on if the case will be settled prior to the election and how the … Read More
President Yamachika gives his take on what it means to file a petition for writ as the counties continue to challenge the upcoming ballot measure regarding the use of Real Property Tax revenues being used to add money to the … Read More
The proposed constitutional amendment is already one of the most contentious issues to go before voters in the 2018 election. Full article here on civilbeat.org.