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Hawaii General Excise And Use Tax

Why Growing A Business In Hawaii Is Challenging

Why Growing A Business In Hawaii Is Challenging

Honolulu Coffee Co. owner Ed Schultz talks about the challenges of growing a business in Hawaii — and how it means consumers pay higher prices.

Do charities cross the line to help donors?

Tax deductions may be bigger than merited because some nonprofits don't want to charge donors with full cost of events they attend.

Nonprofits GET taken by state

The state charges the tax on every fundraiser, but the language of the law is so dense it's hard to imagine how many charities could understand their obligation — unless they read government brochures.
Nonprofits Can’t Escape GET, Despite “Tax-Exempt” Status

Nonprofits Can’t Escape GET, Despite “Tax-Exempt” Status

Hawaii donors may think their entire contribution goes to their favorite charity, but unlike in the rest of the country, state and local governments take a cut.

The real cost of the General Excise Tax

There are a number of common experiences that bind us here in Hawaii. The trade winds. The warm beaches. The…
Hawaii General Excise And Use Tax