HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – When the legislature gave Honolulu county part of the excise tax for rail, it added a controversial piece. Read more.
The Hawaii Supreme Court is considering a lawsuit challenging the rail tax. Both sides made their arguments before the justices on Thursday. Read more.
How much money are we “tipping” the government? Dear Thomas, My friends who work in Hawaii’s tourism industry tell me that locals are famously generous. Maybe it’s because everyone has an auntie or uncle at a hotel or … Read More
Complaint State’s Motion to Dismiss Foundation’s Opposition to Motion to Dismiss Foundation’s Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment State’s Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment and Exhibits (225 pgs, 14 MB) State’s Opposition to Foundation’s Cross-Motion Foundation’s Opposition to State’s Cross-Motion State’s Reply regarding … Read More
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KHON Channel 2 By Gina Mangieri and Web Staff Published: October 14, 2015, 7:55 pm Updated: October 21, 2015, 10:52 pm The state’s share of the rail tax on Oahu is facing its first legal challenge. Always Investigating started digging … Read More
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
Hawaii News Now By Jade Storms Posted: Oct 21, 2015 5:17 PM HST Updated: Oct 21, 2015 5:29 PM HST Hawaii News Now – KGMB and KHNL HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A new lawsuit is accusing the state of skimming millions of dollars … Read More
Lawsuit Challenges 10% Skimmed by State from Honolulu Rail Surcharge HONOLULU, HAWAII–October 21, 2015–The Tax Foundation of Hawaii, a nonprofit taxpayer watchdog organization, has filed suit against the State of Hawaii to halt the State’s practice of skimming tens of … Read More
On September 8, 2015, the Attorney General of Hawaii issued Opinion No. 15-1 to Sen. Sam Slom relating to the State’s deduction of 10% of the gross proceeds of the county surcharge, for “administrative costs.” The actual opinion is attached. … Read More