Monday, June 27, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic made history both here and abroad, but for different reasons.  Here, it was remembered not only for the 1,400 lives it claimed, but also for the businesses it hurt or ruined.  Our experience was similar to other States across the country, and our federal...
Once upon a time there were some property developers on Oahu. They thought that agricultural development would be a good thing. There were lots of tax incentives associated with agricultural development.
Many of us who drive cars now dread the day when we’ve got to go to the gas station. Between COVID-19, Russia vs. Ukraine, and other economic factors, gas prices have already passed the $5 per gallon mark and don’t appear to be falling anytime soon.
The Hawaii Legislature is done for the year.  Its last day for this session was May 5th.  It has done all its work on new laws for this season.  Some of the bills it finally passed have already been signed into law.  Others are awaiting the Governor’s...
In last week’s column we started a list of bills that the Hawaii Legislature has passed up to the Governor for action.  Here’s a list of some of the eyebrow-raising bills that have gone to the fifth floor. Senate Bill 3040 is a bill...
This week, I’m going to do something a little different.  I’m going to trot out an analysis that was done by one of my predecessors.  Who and when will be revealed later.  (My comments on how they relate to today’s situation are in parentheses.)
by Joe Carlisi The Children Know Civil authorities have put in place various systems and devices to warnpeople of impending catastrophic events. Detection centers canimmediately broadcast across all media to alert the public when severeand life threatening...
About ten years ago, the state of Kansas enacted one of the largest income tax cuts in that state’s history.  It came after vigorous efforts by Kansas’ governor at the time, Sam Brownback.  He compared his tax policies with those of Ronald Reagan and predicted that the...
Building on the unprecedented global success of Beyond Van Gogh, which attracted more than 100,000 ticket holders in Honolulu last year, producer Paquin Entertainment Group will open Beyond Monet: The Immersive Experience on Wednesday, June 15 at Hawaii Convention Center. The exhibition showcases more than 400 of...
Many of us have had the chance to work with nonprofit associations, either as a board member, volunteer, or paid staff.  It isn’t clear to many people how our tax laws, specifically our GET, apply to these associations, so I am presenting a simplified guide to how...