Nov 14

November 2017 Update

Aloha! November 2017 Member — Update Remember – TAT goes up 1% on January 1, 2018 Call for volunteers with legal background County of Honolulu County of Hawaii ( Big Island ) County of Maui TAT Increase Remember that the TAT rate goes up 1% on January 1, 2018 to pay for the new railway …

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Sep 11

New Visitor Tourism Statistics Released.

The following link will lead you to the State of Hawaiian’s Report on Visitor Statistics. http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/visitor/tourism-forecast/  

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Sep 10

September 9, 2017 — Update

Aloha! Effective January 1, 2018, the Transient Accommodations Tax ( TAT or Hotel Tax ) will increase by 1%  – from 9.25% to 10.25%.  The rate applies to all transient rental accommodations statewide. The Transient Accommodations Tax is levied upon every operator and plan manager on the gross rental or gross rental proceeds derived from …

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Apr 29

April 28, 2017 — Update

Aloha   In this edition: Update; Please take action today; Legislator Contact Info Update So, as you know, I have always said that Hawaiian politics is crazy and unpredictable.  This year has been the craziest and the most unpredictable in all the years I have been involved.   Today was a topper.   Today, without …

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Apr 24

April 20, 2017 — Update

Aloha     In this edition: Update; Please get involved tomorrow; Legislator Contact Info   Update As we mentioned last week, all three bills that we are watching – SB686 to increase property taxes and SB704 and HB1471 on tax collection agents are now in “conference”.  Bills go to conference after passing through both houses …

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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 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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