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Hawaii General Excise And Use Tax

Yearning For a Way to Collect Tax On Out-of-State Vendors

The growth of e-commerce has lawmakers envisioning a huge loss of sales tax revenues.
Non-Hawaii Owners of Vacation Rentals in Uproar Steve Isaacs/Flickr.com

Non-Hawaii Owners of Vacation Rentals in Uproar

Bills before Legislature would require island control over privately owned Hawaii properties.
Hawaii Lawmakers Again Aiming to Tax E-Commerce Sales

Hawaii Lawmakers Again Aiming to Tax E-Commerce Sales

Hawaii losing out on estimated $25 million in e-commerce revenue annually.
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.
Hawaii General Excise And Use Tax