The tax administration’s slush fund

Among the state Department of Taxation’s special, revolving and trust funds is one, the Tax Administration Special Fund, which is becoming an all-purpose slush fund for which corrective action is needed.

Timbers Kauai keeps rising

Construction is underway at Kukii Point and along Hokuala’s Ocean Golf Course, just east of Kalapaki Bay, on the Timbers Kauai Ocean Club & Residences.

Visitor arrivals keep rising

The Hawaii Tourism Authority says the number of visitors to the state rose nearly 3 percent in October compared to the year before

Are car rentals ‘Tourism-related services’?

Are car rentals “tourism-related services?” This is an important question because “tourism-related services” have favorable treatment under the state general excise tax (GET), but rental cars are not now under that category.

Shop Small Saturday

Sara Miura of Deja Vu Surf Hawaii, with stores located in Kapaa, Kukui Grove Center, and Poipu, said Shop Small Saturday is a great way for small businesses to come together.