One of the more unique property tax exemptions in the City & County of Honolulu is the exemption for “Historic Residential Real Property Dedicated for Preservation.” Under the exemption ordinance, owners of historic homes can save thousands of dollars in real property taxes every year if they put up a certain plaque, allow viewing of the home and meet other requirements.
The theme of this year’s Global Tourism Summit, “Charting the Course,” points to the ever-present need for destinations and travel suppliers to continuously balance the power of tourism’s popularity worldwide with its impact on residents and communities.
Today we focus on Kauai real property tax, thanks to an alert reader who has given us a horrifying account of something so commonplace as buying a home there. How long do you think it takes between buying a home on Kauai and having the “home exemption” effective for real property tax there?
When the torrential rains from Hurricane Lane started, Hanalei Dolphin manager Morgan Needham got worried. “It was nerve-wracking because I wasn’t there. Last time I was there,” she said. “But it was 5 inches of water this time versus 5 feet.”