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
In this article, President Yamachika and other Tax specialists speak about the challenges the state would face in enforcing the collection of taxes for online sales. Article can be read here; login required.
President Yamachika discusses the 2018 Legislative Session and the upcoming November elections. Click here to view the full interview.
The recent Supreme Court ruling on state’s ability to tax online vendors has many wondering what legal challenges the state would face by collecting online sales tax. Foundation President Tom Yamachika provides some insight. Read more. (Subscription required.)
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
What is the Impact? Does the average taxpayer pay more or less under the new Trump tax laws? Do businesses and the wealthy fare better than regular citizens? These and other questions we answered in this insightful conversation between … Read More