Hawaii Tax Foundation Does Good Work!

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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, advocate and writer for 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. Baker also served on the Hawaii Small Business Regulatory Review Board which reviews all small business rules and regulations at the State and County level and makes recommendations to the Governor and respective Mayors. He Co-Chaired the combined Small Business and Entrepreneur & Economic Development and Invocation Committees of the Hawaii state Chamber of Commerce and hosted the weekly TV show Business in Hawaii with Reg Baker. Mr. Baker has been named twice as the SBA's Financial Advocate for the state of Hawaii. He has over 35 years’ experience both owning small businesses and advocating for SMB’s and their owners. He focuses on taking companies to the next level with higher profitability and sales and provides Wealth Management services to the SMB owners.

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