The best tax systems give breaks to low-income households and collect more from those who have the most to spare. Hawaiʻi's system exacerbates inequality.
Hawaiʻi taxes—and those in the United States on average—increase inequality between rich and poor.
A walk-through of the lifecycle of the State of Hawaii's biennium budget, from the beginning of the process over the summer of each odd-numbered year to its passage through the Legislature and signage by the governor the following year.
Here we briefly look at a few patterns in how the state is collecting and spending money gathered from revenue, both past and present.
Hawai‘i’s constitution is a crucial guiding document for how government carries out its functions. And one of the most critical functions is the collection and expenditure of funds.
Here, we answer three basic questions about the state budget to get readers acquainted with this critical road map to governance.
States can now require on-line and mail-order sellers to collect and remit taxes on sales to their state residents, according to the long-awaited Supreme Court verdict on South Dakota v Wayfair, Inc. (June 21, 2018). Here in Hawaii, our Tax Review Commission has been highlighting the need for legal authority to recoup taxes on e-commerce
The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) recently released a report, “The Impact of the Federal Tax Cut and Jobs Act (TCJA) on Hawaii Households,” which analyzed the effects of the new federal tax law on Hawai‘i households in 2018. This report, which was featured in an article in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, concluded