From the Tax Foundation Key Findings A typical American household with four wireless phones paying $100 per month for taxable wireless service can expect to pay about $229 per year in wireless taxes, fees, and surcharges—up from $221 in 2017. … Read More
From the Pew Charitable Trusts Even in the aftermath of two recessions, most states amassed sufficient revenue between fiscal years 2003 and 2017 to cover their expenses. But total revenue in 10 states fell short, jeopardizing their long-term fiscal flexibility … Read More
Click here for pdf version of Hawaii’s findings.
From the Pew Charitable Trusts Taxes make up almost half of state government revenue, with the bulk coming from levies on personal income and general sales of goods and services. Broad-based personal income taxes are the biggest source of tax … Read More
Here is the Tax Foundation’s study on the 2018 Business Tax Climate Index. Hawaii came in at No. 27 out of 51 states (and the District of Columbia).
From WalletHub [Editor’s Note: This analysis is timely with the ballot measure coming up in November and the importance that the public schools have in Hawaii. As with any other analysis published here, the Foundation does not necessarily endorse the … Read More
Starting a business is never easy. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, about a fifth of all startups typically don’t survive past year one of operation, and nearly half never make it to their fifth anniversary. But startups … Read More
The national Tax Foundation has released an interactive map showing the impact of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act by Congressional district and by adjusted gross income range. Here it is:
By Katherine Loughead of the Tax Foundation [Hawaii is #45 out of 51 with a funded ratio of 51%.] Recently released data from The Pew Charitable Trusts shows the strain on state retirement systems across the nation as state pension … Read More
This is from the Institute on Tax and Economic Policy (ITEP). Read this report in PDF. Go to State-by-State Data Download National and 50-State Tables for 2019 and 2027 The final tax bill that Republicans in Congress are poised to … Read More