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Taxes & Fees

Conveyance tax hikes aimed at wealthy would hurt all

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Environment on March 19, 2024. ______________ March 19, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen. Stanley Chang,

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SB2044 SD2 HD1 could backfire on realty market

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on March 18, 2024. ______________ March 18, 2024, 2:05 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce    

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Estate tax bill would be win-win for family businesses and state

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection on March 14, 2024. ______________ March 14, 2024  9:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection    

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Help business owners get full value of entity tax credit

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Housing and Water and Land on March 14, 2024. ______________ March 14, 2024, 9:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection  

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‘Talking Tax’ hosts pan bill to let state levy property tax ‘surcharge’

Hawaii’s Constitution currently grants counties the exclusive right to tax real property. But some state legislators want to change that. On the latest episode of “Talking Tax” on ThinkTech Hawaii, co-hosts Tom Yamachika and Mark Coleman discussed HB1537, which is proposing a constitutional amendment that would authorize a “state surcharge

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Reject SB2044 SD1’s attempt to tax business transfers

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on March 1, 2024. _____________ March 1,  2024, 9:55 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Sen.

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Reforms proposed in HB2404 would provide major tax relief

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 27, 2024. ______________ Feb 27, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Pass HB2780 to help end income tax ‘bracket creep’

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 27, 2024. ______________ Feb 27, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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HB2653’s estate tax changes would be win-win for all

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 27, 2024. ______________ Feb 27, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Conveyance tax hikes aimed at wealthy would hurt all

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Agriculture and Environment on March 19, 2024. ______________ March 19, 2024, 1 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 225 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Housing       Sen. Stanley Chang,

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SB2044 SD2 HD1 could backfire on realty market

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Consumer Protection and Commerce on March 18, 2024. ______________ March 18, 2024, 2:05 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 329 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Consumer Protection & Commerce    

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Estate tax bill would be win-win for family businesses and state

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection on March 14, 2024. ______________ March 14, 2024  9:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection    

Read More →

Help business owners get full value of entity tax credit

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committees on Housing and Water and Land on March 14, 2024. ______________ March 14, 2024, 9:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 229 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Commerce and Consumer Protection  

Read More →

‘Talking Tax’ hosts pan bill to let state levy property tax ‘surcharge’

Hawaii’s Constitution currently grants counties the exclusive right to tax real property. But some state legislators want to change that. On the latest episode of “Talking Tax” on ThinkTech Hawaii, co-hosts Tom Yamachika and Mark Coleman discussed HB1537, which is proposing a constitutional amendment that would authorize a “state surcharge

Read More →

Reject SB2044 SD1’s attempt to tax business transfers

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on March 1, 2024. _____________ March 1,  2024, 9:55 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Sen.

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Reforms proposed in HB2404 would provide major tax relief

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 27, 2024. ______________ Feb 27, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Pass HB2780 to help end income tax ‘bracket creep’

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 27, 2024. ______________ Feb 27, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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HB2653’s estate tax changes would be win-win for all

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 27, 2024. ______________ Feb 27, 2024, 10 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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