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Governor Lingle vetoes online tax bill

Governor Lingle vetoes online tax bill

MEDIA RELEASE HONOLULU – Governor Linda Lingle vetoed HB 1405 today because this legislation has immediate and adverse consequences for residents and businesses of Hawai‘i. This legislation would place Hawai‘i companies at a competitive disadvantage. As a consequence of this bill, Hawai‘i businesses would no longer be able to receive commissions for advertisements on their […]

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Lingle submits list bills for possible veto, including bill affecting Amazon.com sales

Lingle submits list bills for possible veto, including bill affecting Amazon.com sales

Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com Gov. Linda Lingle submitted to the State Legislature a list of 65 bills she is considering for vetoes. Among these bills is HB1405, which prompted Amazon.com to close affiliate accounts for Hawaii residents who earned referral fees online. The list of bills up for possible veto See related story on Hawaii247.com here

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Amazon.com closes associates accounts for Hawaii residents

Amazon.com closes associates accounts for Hawaii residents

Baron Sekiya/Hawaii247.com Internet retail giant Amazon.com closed the associate accounts of Hawaii residents as of Tuesday, June 30, in reaction to House Bill 1405, which would collect taxes on all sales to Hawaii-based customers should the associates program continue. House Bill 1405 takes effect Wednesday, July 1. Amazon.com has urged associates affiliated with the company, or its sister […]

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