Star-Adv: Lawsuit disputes state’s handling of rail tax fee

Lawsuit disputes state’s handling of rail tax fee Honolulu Star-Advertiser By Kevin Dayton The Tax Foundation of Hawaii filed a class-action lawsuit Wednesday challenging the state’s practice of siphoning 10 percent of the money collected from the excise tax surcharge … Read More


STATE MAY BE OUT $1.7B IN TAXES There’s no way to track the“costs and benefits” of old high-tech credits, the auditor’s office says Honolulu Star-Advertiser 4 Oct 2015 By Kevin Dayton [email protected] Special state tax credits lawmakers approved almost 15 … Read More

Firms at Harbor Asking Too Much

Star-Advertiser Firms at harbor asking too much POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Apr 30, 2015 Lawmakers should kill a sweeter tax credit brewing for certain maritime tenants on the Honolulu waterfront. The proposed expansion of the tax credit could cost … Read More

Hawaii Public Radio, Town Square

On April 9, 2015, Tom Yamachika was on Hawaii Public Radio on Beth-Ann Kozlovich’s hour-long panel discussion “Town Square.”  The subject matter was HB145, which has gone through a handful of revisions since its introduction, making supporters, opponents – and spotlighting … Read More

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