Wayfair – playing catch-up

This week, we continue with our coverage of Wayfair, the U.S. Supreme Court case that held online sellers can be made to collect state sales taxes even if they don’t have a physical presence in that state.

FHB donates $36K to Girl Scouts

The First Hawaiian Bank Foundation recently resented Girl Scouts of Hawaii representatives with a donation of $36,000. The donation will support the purchase of two new camp passenger and utility vehicles for use at Girl Scouts’ Camp Paumalu in Haleiwa.

The Wayfair switch in time and online taxes

In late June, the U.S. Supreme Court decided the Wayfair v. South Dakota case. It was a huge turning point in constitutional law involving the ability of states to tax “online sellers” such as Amazon, Newegg and Wayfair.

St. Regis sale near

The large California public employee pension plan that owns the St. Regis Princeville Resort and Makai Golf Club is in negotiations to sell the property to a buyer identified only as prominent hotel operator and investment firm.

Who can we beat up with property tax?

The ongoing furor in Honolulu over the extent to which the rail project is adequately funded, or lack thereof, and the possibility of new state-mandated property taxes to fund education, lead us to look at how we can or should make property tax classifications.

Kapahulu Safeway customer wins $1M

HONOLULU — Safeway announced today that a lucky customer of the Kapahulu Safeway store is the first customer in Hawaii to win the $1 million prize in the Albertsons Companies Monpoly Collect & Win Game.

Pioneer posts half a century on Kauai

The Corteva Agriscience plant DNA lab is abuzz with activity as Pioneer Seed Company celebrates 50 years in Hawaii this week, culminating in a Friday celebration on the Westside.