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Taxes & Fees

Extend business tax credit multiple years via SB2725

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on Feb. 28, 2024. _____________ Feb. 28, 2024, 10:01 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Sen.

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Pass HB1675 HD1 to exclude medical services from GET

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 28, 2024. _____________ Feb. 28, 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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Reject HB2781 to stop permanent GET increase

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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Return HB2091 HD1 to full repeal of school impact fees

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 26, 2024. ______________ Feb 26, 2024, 12:30 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Reject HB2364 HD1’s huge conveyance tax increases

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 26, 2024. ______________ Feb 26, 2024, 12:30 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Akina laments legislative fondness for tax increases

The latest push by Hawaii legislators to add a $25 “check-in” fee to the state’s transient accommodations tax is an example of “the irony of elected office,” according to Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keliʻi Akina.  During his latest chat with radio host Rick Hamada on NewsRadio 830 KHVH, Akina

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HB2778 HD1 poorly justifies need for piling on TVR fees

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 23, 2024. ___________ Feb. 23, 2024, 11:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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HB2081 HD1’s TAT would affect local residents too

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 23, 2024. ___________ Feb. 23, 2024, 11:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Extend business tax credit multiple years via SB2725

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the Senate Committee on Ways and Means on Feb. 28, 2024. _____________ Feb. 28, 2024, 10:01 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 211 and Videoconference To: Senate Committee on Ways and Means       Sen.

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Pass HB1675 HD1 to exclude medical services from GET

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 28, 2024. _____________ Feb. 28, 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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Reject HB2781 to stop permanent GET increase

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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Return HB2091 HD1 to full repeal of school impact fees

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 26, 2024. ______________ Feb 26, 2024, 12:30 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Reject HB2364 HD1’s huge conveyance tax increases

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 26, 2024. ______________ Feb 26, 2024, 12:30 p.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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Akina laments legislative fondness for tax increases

The latest push by Hawaii legislators to add a $25 “check-in” fee to the state’s transient accommodations tax is an example of “the irony of elected office,” according to Grassroot Institute of Hawaii President Keliʻi Akina.  During his latest chat with radio host Rick Hamada on NewsRadio 830 KHVH, Akina

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HB2778 HD1 poorly justifies need for piling on TVR fees

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 23, 2024. ___________ Feb. 23, 2024, 11:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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HB2081 HD1’s TAT would affect local residents too

The following testimony was submitted by the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii for consideration by the House Committee on Finance on Feb. 23, 2024. ___________ Feb. 23, 2024, 11:30 a.m. Hawaii State Capitol Conference Room 308 and Videoconference To: House Committee on Finance       Rep. Kyle T. Yamashita, Chair

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