Apr 15

April 15, 2017 — Update

Aloha In this edition: Update; Please take action today; Please get involved tomorrow; Legislator Contact Info Update All three bills that we are watching – SB686 to increase property taxes, SB704 and HB1471 on tax collection agents are now in “conference”.  Bills go to conference after passing through both houses but ending up with different …

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Apr 07

April 7, 2017 — Update

Aloha In this edition: Update Time to Get Involved – Part 1 Time to Get Involved – Part 2 Membership Drive Legislator Contact Info   Update SB683 and SB686.  Increase to property tax   SB683 is a bill to amend the State Constitution to allow the counties to collect property taxes to fund the State’s …

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Mar 26

March 25, 2017 — End of March Update

Aloha! In this edition:  End of March Update Time to Get Involved Membership Drive Legislator Contact Info   End of March Update Since our last update at the beginning of March, the legislators sent their bills from the House to the Senate and from the Senate to the House and then took a bit of …

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Mar 04

Legislative Update March 4, 2017

Aloha.   In this edition 1) Half way Update.  2) Membership Drive.    3) Legislator Contact Info.    Half way Update First of all, many thanks to the members who wrote, called or emailed the legislators last week to share their opposition to two bills – one to increase our property taxes and one to …

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Feb 25

2-25-2017: URGENT ACTION REQUIRED

Aloha! We need YOU to take action THIS WEEKEND!  Bills to be heard 2-28-2017 There are two bills your RBOAA team is very concerned about and last night, notice was posted that both are being heard on Tuesday morning.  Both bills are generating hundreds of pages of submitted testimony, so we are going to try a different …

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Feb 14

February 2017 Update

Aloha In this edition: 1. Legislative Update – Three weeks into the Session; 2. Funding and Membership Drive; 3. New Regulations Effective January 1, 2016; 4. Specific regulations for each County 1. 2017 Legislative Session in now Open We are three weeks into the legislative session and RBOAA has submitted testimony on over a dozen …

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Jan 31

January 2017 Newsletter

Aloha!  Happy New Year to Everyone!! In this edition: 1) 2017 Legislative Session is open; 2) New Regulations Effective January 1, 2016; 3) Specific regulations for each County; 4) Update on Oahu County Enforcement; and 5) Funding and Membership Drive The 2017 Legislative Session in now Open. The Hawaii Legislature opened earlier in January and …

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Jul 04

Hawaii Department of Taxation Modernization

According to announcements made by the Hawaii DOT on May 5, 2016: Modernization of the Tax System “The Department is undergoing a major modernization effort to transform its operations and meet the rising expectations of today’s taxpayers. The Tax System Modernization Program is a collection of projects slated for completion by 2020. Almost every technical …

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Jul 04

June 2016 Newsletter

Aloha! In this edition: Governor Ige Vetoes HB 1850 New Regulations Effective January 1, 2016 Specific regulations for each County Funding and Membership Drive      Governor Ige Vetoes HB 1850 This bill was put forward by AirBnB and the State of Hawaii Department of Tax in an attempt to crack down on tax cheats …

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Jul 04

Excise Tax Increase Dies in Committee

HB 2731, introduced in the 2016 Legislative session to raise General Excise taxes from 4% to 5% never emerged from committee and is now dead.

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