The Hawaii Tax Foundation and Tom Yamachika educates and increases awareness of tax issues in Hawaii.  This year alone, working with others, they saved tax payers millions of dollars of proposed tax increases.

Reg Baker and Tom Yamachika discuss the history of the Tax Foundation and what the Foundation focuses their efforts on. The Foundation’s work load is heavy when the leg is in session.  Virtually every bill proposed has a cost of some kind which means more taxes to an already over taxed Hawaii community.  Tom keeps an eagle eye on these ever-increasing costs and educates the elected individuals and Hawaii taxpayers on the “real” costs of these proposed bills.  This transparency does not always make Tom a popular guy…..

Mahalo and keep up the great work Tom!





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Reg Baker, CPA PFS, is a nationally recognized expert on Small and Mid-Sized Businesses (SMB’s). He serves on the national board of directors for the Small Business Administration’s Regulatory Fairness Board and is the Chairman of Region IX which includes California, Arizona, Nevada, Hawaii, Guam and American Samoa. He Chairs the Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee of the Hawaii state Chamber of Commerce and hosts Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker. Mr. Baker has over 25 years’ experience both owning small businesses and serving SMB’s and their owners focusing on start-ups, stressed company turnarounds, taking companies to the next level and Wealth Management for the owners.