Say It’s a Tax!

The news recently mentioned a lawsuit that the City and County of Honolulu, now joined by the other three counties, has leveled against our state government regarding the HSTA-sponsored constitutional amendment.  The counties, obviously not overjoyed at the prospect of … Read More

Historic Homes in Honolulu County

One of the more unique property tax exemptions in the City & County of Honolulu is the exemption for “Historic Residential Real Property Dedicated for Preservation.”  Under the exemption ordinance, owners of historic homes can save thousands of dollars in … Read More

Cashing In on Production Credits

In this space, I often have unflattering things to say about tax credits.  Every year, legislators propose tax credits for some little-noticed niche in an industry.  Sometimes the credit is well thought through, and sometimes it isn’t.  Sometimes the desired … Read More

The Wayfair Switch In Time

In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the Wayfair v. South Dakota case.  It was a huge turning point in constitutional law involving the ability of states to tax “online sellers” such as Amazon, Newegg, and Wayfair. “Yeah,” you … Read More

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