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House Finance Committee passes bill to increase Hawaii County Transient Accomodations Tax

he House Finance Committee today passed Senate Bill 648 SD1 HD1, which will increase the amount of the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) revenues for the neighbor islands.

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State Capitol Building, Honolulu

Council chairs seek return of $72M hotel tax revenue

MEDIA RELEASE Council chairmen from all four Hawaii counties jointly announced their support for legislation that would repeal the cap on distribution of hotel room tax revenue to the county governments. Council Chairs Gladys Baisa of Maui County, Jay Furfaro of Kauai County, Ernie Martin of the City and County of Honolulu and J Yoshimoto […]

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“We are deeply concerned about the Senate position on the hotel room tax. The Senate proposal to cap the TAT (transient accommodations tax) distributions at $85 million for all of the counties represents a deep cut into our second largest source of revenue,” Mayor Kenoi said.

Mayor Kenoi expresses concern on possible cuts to TAT revenues

“We are deeply concerned about the Senate position on the hotel room tax. The Senate proposal to cap the TAT (transient accommodations tax) distributions at $85 million for all of the counties represents a deep cut into our second largest source of revenue,” Mayor Kenoi said.

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The following is the text of Mayor Billy Kenoi's testimony to the House Finance Committee today in opposition to House Bill 2598, which would suspend distribution of the transient accomodations tax to the counties for three years. The County of Hawai'i will lose nearly $18 million a year in revenue if the bill passes.

Mayor Kenoi urges committee to reject bill to take counties’ share of hotel taxes

The following is the text of Mayor Billy Kenoi’s testimony to the House Finance Committee today in opposition to House Bill 2598, which would suspend distribution of the transient accomodations tax to the counties for three years. The County of Hawai’i will lose nearly $18 million a year in revenue if the bill passes.

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Your Tax Dollars Not at Work
How Mayor Kenoi’s Appeal for TAT Supports Puna’s Appeal for FTR</strong>

Most people are vaguely aware of paying tax on their gasoline purchases and that the taxes are used to maintain the roads they drive on.  However, what they may not realize is that these taxes haven’t been used to maintain all the roads they drive on - just some of them.  If you live and drive in any one of a number of private subdivisions on the Big Island you pay the fuel taxes but you do not receive full benefit of them.

Opinion: A proposal to bring Fuel Tax Revenue (FTR) into private subdivisions for road maintenance

Your Tax Dollars Not at Work How Mayor Kenoi’s Appeal for TAT Supports Puna’s Appeal for FTR Most people are vaguely aware of paying tax on their gasoline purchases and that the taxes are used to maintain the roads they drive on. However, what they may not realize is that these taxes haven’t been used […]

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Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi released the following statement today in response to Governor Linda Lingle’s bid to balance the state budget by stripping the counties of their fair share of the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT).

Kenoi responds to plan to take counties’ share of the TAT

Hawai‘i County Mayor Billy Kenoi released the following statement today in response to Governor Linda Lingle’s bid to balance the state budget by stripping the counties of their fair share of the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT).

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Governor's message to the Legislature

Governor’s message to the Legislature

From The Governor’s Office: In compliance with Article VII, Section 9, of the Hawaii Constitution, I hereby submit to the State Legislature the Executive Supplemental Budget for Fiscal Biennium 2009-11 and the updated Program and Financial Plan for the period 2009-15. This Supplemental Budget proposes a number of significant changes and adjustments to Act 162, […]

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