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Hawaii General Excise And Use Tax

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.
Capitol Watch: April 6

Capitol Watch: April 6

UPDATED 4:48 p.m. HGEA, state and counties settle; Senate Education approves five BOE picks; and CJ names four more judges.
Online Travel Companies Owe Hawaii $170 Million In Unpaid Taxes

Online Travel Companies Owe Hawaii $170 Million In Unpaid Taxes

Hawaii attorney general pursuing unpaid occupancy and general excise taxes.
Let’s Address Root Causes of Hawaii’s Financial Woes Chad Blair/Civil Beat

Let’s Address Root Causes of Hawaii’s Financial Woes

If state is going to raise taxes, it should show residents it’s spending money as if it were its own.
Hawaii General Excise And Use Tax