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“Talking Tax”

‘Blankety-blank’ bills at Legislature leave Hawaii taxpayers in the dark

How much would a proposed new tax increase cost Hawaii taxpayers? “Blankety blank,” said Tom Yamachika, president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii, on the latest “Talking Tax” program on ThinkTech Hawaii. Joined by co-host Mark Coleman, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii managing editor, Yamachika was referring to the state Legislature’s

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Will Hawaii ever have a ‘Taxpayer Bill of Rights’?

Colorado’s “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” could provide a model for Hawaii to better constrain government taxing and spending, according to Rhonda Sparlin, a partner in the State and Local Tax Services Group of the accounting firm Rubin Brown, based in Denver. Sparlin was the featured guest on the March 21

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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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UHERO tax expert cites ‘values’ as key to tax policy

More than 200 tax-related bills are being considered by the Hawaii Legislature this year, but whether you think the individual bills are good or bad depends on your values, according to Dylan Moore, an associate professor of economics affiliated with the Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawai‘i. Moore,

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Will state Tax Department stick to its guns on restaurant tax?

Hawaii is notorious for its taxes, covering everything from food to medical services. Now, the state is setting its sights on restaurants that received federal COVID-19 relief funds.  On the latest episode of “Talking Tax” on ThinkTech Hawaii, hosts Mark Coleman and Tom Yamachika interviewed Russell Ryan, chief financial officer

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‘Blankety-blank’ bills at Legislature leave Hawaii taxpayers in the dark

How much would a proposed new tax increase cost Hawaii taxpayers? “Blankety blank,” said Tom Yamachika, president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii, on the latest “Talking Tax” program on ThinkTech Hawaii. Joined by co-host Mark Coleman, Grassroot Institute of Hawaii managing editor, Yamachika was referring to the state Legislature’s

Read More →

Will Hawaii ever have a ‘Taxpayer Bill of Rights’?

Colorado’s “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” could provide a model for Hawaii to better constrain government taxing and spending, according to Rhonda Sparlin, a partner in the State and Local Tax Services Group of the accounting firm Rubin Brown, based in Denver. Sparlin was the featured guest on the March 21

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 →

UHERO tax expert cites ‘values’ as key to tax policy

More than 200 tax-related bills are being considered by the Hawaii Legislature this year, but whether you think the individual bills are good or bad depends on your values, according to Dylan Moore, an associate professor of economics affiliated with the Economic Research Organization at the University of Hawai‘i. Moore,

Read More →

Will state Tax Department stick to its guns on restaurant tax?

Hawaii is notorious for its taxes, covering everything from food to medical services. Now, the state is setting its sights on restaurants that received federal COVID-19 relief funds.  On the latest episode of “Talking Tax” on ThinkTech Hawaii, hosts Mark Coleman and Tom Yamachika interviewed Russell Ryan, chief financial officer

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