ThinkTech Hawaii: Tax Relief for Wildfires (Talking Tax)

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Extensions and How They Work. The hosts for this show are Mark Coleman and Tom Yamachika. The guest is Joe Kent. On August 18, 2023, the Internal Revenue Service announced ‘expansive tax relief’ for Hawai’i wildfire victims in Maui and … Read More

Lahaina Scammers

Instead of “here today, gone to Maui,” it really was, “here today, [Lahaina is] gone tomorrow.”  It is a tale of devastation and heartbreak that is still unfolding as residents and authorities gradually pick up the pieces. We in Hawaii … Read More

ThinkTech Hawaii: If You Think the Tax Agency Here is Bad (Talking Tax)

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Check Out California. The hosts for this show are Jay Fidell and Tom Yamachika. California has two different tax agencies. The Department of Tax and Fee Administration, known as CDTFA, handles sales taxes. CDTFA’s director, according to the Caltaxletter, publicly … Read More

Study the Empty Homes Tax Again?

Image by Freepik One concept that has popped up again, more often than the little animals in a Whack-a-Mole game, is the prospect of an “Empty Homes Tax.” Simply put, if someone owns property here but doesn’t live in it … Read More

Ding Dong, the Green Fee is Dead

Environmentalists are bemoaning the apparent demise of the “Visitor Green Fee,” a $50 charge that would need to be paid by whoever, as a nonresident, wants to visit parks, beaches, scenic sites, and other places of natural beauty.  Most of … Read More

Think Tech Hawaii: Continued TANF Hoarding (Talking Tax)

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378 Million Dollars Idle. The hosts for this show are Jay Fidell and Tom Yamachika. About a year ago, we tried to shine the spotlight on a federal program for families and children called TANF, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. … Read More

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