TAX MAN: We’ve yet to learn how to earn a procurement exemption

This week, we are focusing on the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA). They have been trying to award a tourism marketing contract worth tens of millions of dollars, as they have for the past several years. In the past, that contract has always gone to the Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), but this time around, there were a few twists and turns.