Every so often a question comes up from some alert readers. “The Hawaii General Excise Tax (GET) is regressive, meaning it falls hardest on the poor. Hardly anyone understands it, because it is so unlike the sales taxes, and even … Read More
These days, there are tons and tons of new items keeping our minds occupied – from the Johnny Depp trial to the January 6 hearings to the demise of Roe v. Wade. As our primary and general elections edge ever … Read More
About ten years ago, the state of Kansas enacted one of the largest income tax cuts in that state’s history. It came after vigorous efforts by Kansas’ governor at the time, Sam Brownback. He compared his tax policies with those … Read More
This week again, we spotlight some legislation that has the potential to change our tax system in very bold ways. Our focus is on Senate Bill 3201, which fundamentally changes how the general excise tax (GET) applies to nonprofits. Under … Read More
House Bill 58, the “Frankenbill” that we wrote about before, has cleared the Legislature and is on the Governor’s desk waiting to become law. It suspends some General Excise Tax (GET) exemptions in calendar years 2022 to 2023. In this … Read More
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