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Tom Yamachika

Tom Yamachika is the president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii.
Tom Yamachika: Abercrombie And Waihee On Leadership Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: Abercrombie And Waihee On Leadership

There needs to be openness, they say, and there needs to be clear communication. An IT upgrade wouldn’t hurt, either.

Tom Yamachika: What The Auditor Had To Say About Tax Exemptions

Tom Yamachika: What The Auditor Had To Say About Tax Exemptions

Did the exemptions as well as exclusions achieve the stated purpose of lawmakers? And are they worth continuing?

Tom Yamachika: So, Do We Have Contact Tracers? Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: So, Do We Have Contact Tracers?

Apparently, the Department of Health doesn’t want people to know.

Tom Yamachika: Is Our Share Of CARES Act Money Disappearing? Flickr: frankieleon

Tom Yamachika: Is Our Share Of CARES Act Money Disappearing?

Hawaii must not make the mistake of leaving tons of free cash in limbo land.

Tom Yamachika: How We’re Going To Spend CARES Act Money Nick Grube/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: How We’re Going To Spend CARES Act Money

The largest chunk of the money, around $560 million, was given to county governments.

Tom Yamachika: How The Unemployment Tax Works In The Nonprofit Sector Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Tom Yamachika: How The Unemployment Tax Works In The Nonprofit Sector

These groups need to get out their checkbooks now to pay the claims they are being charged with.

Tom Yamachika: Did You Miss The 2 Tax Bills This Year?

Tom Yamachika: Did You Miss The 2 Tax Bills This Year?

The results of this legislative session for tax bills were understandable but undesirable.

Tom Yamachika: Electric Vehicle Sweeteners Running Out Flickr: Paul Hudson

Tom Yamachika: Electric Vehicle Sweeteners Running Out

Government benefits for EVs, including in Hawaii, appear to be past their peak.

Tom Yamachika: Is There A Future For Unemployment Insurance?

Tom Yamachika: Is There A Future For Unemployment Insurance?

Because of COVID-19, a tremendous strain has been placed on Hawaii’s fund and it is dwindling rapidly.