This week we reflect on a piece in “The Atlantic” that argues quite persuasively that your government not only taxes people by taking their money, but also imposes administrative burdens that waste countless precious hours of people’s time. “The issue,” … Read More
John Adams, later to become the second President of the United States, enshrined the concept of “a government of laws, not of men,” in the Massachusetts state constitution of 1780. Those words were supposed to convey a fundamental idea: Government … Read More
EDITORIAL | ISLAND VOICES Keli‘i Akina is president and CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii. Tom Yamachika is president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii. Column: Hawaii’s tax future now in Gov. David Ige’s hands
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Income tax is a complicated enough subject already. Certain things are income and certain things are not income. Some expenses can be written off and others can’t. Under House Bill 1041, which isn’t law yet but is expected to become … Read More
For many years, the counties and the State have been bickering about how much support from the State’s transient accommodations tax (TAT) they should get to help fund county infrastructure. County systems like fire, police, and parks maintenance undeniably help … Read More