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Hawaii General Excise And Use Tax

Number of Hawaii Tax Audits Falls to 7-Year Low Civil Beat

Number of Hawaii Tax Audits Falls to 7-Year Low

Auditors manually select cases from among 2.5 million returns processed each year.
Honolulu Property Tax Overhaul Dead On Arrival? Fotali

Honolulu Property Tax Overhaul Dead On Arrival?

Current rules give millionaires, fixed-income seniors same breaks.
Hawaii Sees ‘Optimistic Financial Picture’ Ahead

Hawaii Sees ‘Optimistic Financial Picture’ Ahead

Deputy budget chief cites tax revenue growth, proceeds from billion-dollar bond sale.
Rail Price Drops Again In New Draft Financial Plan

Rail Price Drops Again In New Draft Financial Plan

UPDATED Latest projection cuts construction costs by $143 million, to $5.17 billion.
Analysis: Hawaii Tax Review Commission Has Some Teeth Fotalia

Analysis: Hawaii Tax Review Commission Has Some Teeth

Thirty-one laws have been passed in response to panel's recommendations since 1983.
Hawaii Tax Review Panel to Ask for More Time Fotalia

Hawaii Tax Review Panel to Ask for More Time

Delay would put report for Legislature on tax policy two years behind schedule.
Recent Rail Tax Revenues a Pleasant Surprise for City Flickr.com

Recent Rail Tax Revenues a Pleasant Surprise for City

Honolulu collected $15 million more than projected over last six months.
Hawaii 2011 Tax Revenues Higher Than Expected

Hawaii 2011 Tax Revenues Higher Than Expected

Tax collections best Council on Revenues forecast, budget deputy director calls it encouraging.
Attorneys, CPAs and Bank Execs Named to Hawaii Tax Review Commission

Attorneys, CPAs and Bank Execs Named to Hawaii Tax Review Commission

All seven members named to commission, group could start work in July.

Hawaii Tax Collections Could Best Forecast

Last year's delayed tax refunds still dragging down collections.
Berg: Hawaii Profiteering Off Honolulu Taxpayers

Berg: Hawaii Profiteering Off Honolulu Taxpayers

Update Hawaii collects 10 percent of rail tax when it only needs 1 percent to cover costs.
GET Hike In Hawaii Is Dead Flickr

GET Hike In Hawaii Is Dead

Senate committee guts House proposal to raise the GET by 1 percent.
Hawaii General Excise And Use Tax