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State Capitol Building, Honolulu

Counties to receive larger share of hotel tax

MEDIA RELEASE The state Legislature passed out on final reading a bill that will increase the counties’ share of the transient accommodation tax (TAT). The measure will now go to the governor for further consider. The governor can sign, veto or let the bill become law without his signature. The Legislature believes that increasing the […]

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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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