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.
If it is possible to have a passive-aggressive tax bill, the proposed state constitutional amendment aimed at funding public education may be it. Full article can be read here. Login required.
Tax Foundation of Hawaii President Tom Yamachika, questions whether the current Department of Education budget of nearly $2 billion would be reduced if voters approve the constitutional amendment to allow the legislator to assess a surcharge. You can read the … Read More
Good Government Depends on an Informed Public. In this episode of Community Matters, Tom Yamachika and Jay Fidell take a look at some interesting current tax related topics. They will look at Wayfair case, Veto of Resort Fee bill, Suit … Read More
Story by A Kam Napier, Editor-In-Chief, Pacific Business News As featured in Pacific Business News: Tom Yamachika, president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii sends out a weekly newsletter, usually devoted to explaining the real-world impacts of tax policies. This … Read More
Voters should expect to see a question on the Nov 6 ballot about taxing investment property to pay for public education. The Senate voted to put the question to voters, which would to establish a surcharge on residential investment property … Read More