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Cost of living to go up — again

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Get ready to pay more for goods you purchase on the internet.

A new Hawaii law, Act 41, that goes into effect July 1 will subject internet retailers that have neither persons nor property in Hawaii to the state’s general excise tax, so long as they make more than $100,000 per year from Hawaii customers or more than 200 transactions per year in the state.

There are several issues with the new law that leave it open to legal challenge, but meanwhile, try to get by as best you can in the face of the higher cost of living.

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