Latest News

Analysis: Mid-range earners in Hawaii rank 37th highest on federal tax cut benefits

Middle-range income earners in Hawaii ranked 37th in the nation in terms of how they benefited from the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, according to a new Tax Foundation analysis.

Hawaii ranks 4th highest for state-imposed gas taxes

Hawaii finished fourth in a ranking of the taxes and fees that states place on gasoline, according to the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Hawaii ranks 2nd least reliant on federal aid

Hawaii finished 49th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states rely most on federal aid funding as a percentage of their general-fund revenue.

Analysis: Hawaii ranks 14th best in corporate tax study

Hawaii finished 14th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly corporate income tax structures.

Analysis: Hawaii ranks 4th worst in state income tax study

Hawaii finished 47th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly income tax structures.

Analysis: Hawaii ranks 24th best in sales tax study

Hawaii finished 24th in a study by the Tax Foundation examining which states have the most business-friendly sales tax structures.

Analysis: Hawaii ranks 16th best on property tax study

Hawaii finished 16th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking of which states have the most business-friendly property tax structures.

Analysis: Hawaii House members rank 3rd most frugal on spending votes

Compared to other states, the U.S. House delegation from Hawaii ranked third lowest in spending based on how they voted on key fiscal measures, according to a new analysis by the Coalition to Reduce Spending.

Analysis: Hawaii ranks 26th best on unemployment insurances taxes

Hawaii finished 26th in a new study by the Tax Foundation ranking which states have the most business-friendly unemployment insurance tax structures.

Analysis: California, New York, D.C. have most progressive income taxes

California, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey and Washington, D.C., ranked among the U.S. jurisdictions with the most progressive individual income tax systems, according to a recent Tax Foundation analysis.

Analysis: Hawaii ranked 4th most affected by government shutdown

Hawaii ranked No. 4 among the District of Columbia and the 50 states in a recent analysis by WalletHub.com on how they were affected by the 35-day partial shutdown of the federal government.

Analysis: Honolulu ranks 4th among largest U.S. cities lacking funds to pay debts

Honolulu ranks fourth worst among the 75 largest cities in the United States for the handling of its finances, according to a Truth in Accounting (TIA) analysis of municipal data released this month.

Hawaii ranked No. 38 in 2019 business climate index

Hawaii finished at No. 38 among the 50 states in the Washington-based Tax Foundation’s analysis of how states’ tax systems affect their ability to attract and retain businesses.

Analysis: Hawaii posts 44th highest drop in food stamps participants

Hawaii ranked 44th highest drop in food stamps participants according to the latest numbers compiled by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Analysis: Hawaii not on track to tax online sales

Hawaii is not compliant with a U.S. Supreme Court decision outlining how states can go about requiring online retailers to collect sales taxes on products sold within their borders, according to an analysis by the Washington-based Tax Foundation.

Analysis: Hawaii posted highest sales tax burden per person in 2018

Among the 45 states that levy sales taxes, Hawaii ranked No. 1 for its per-capita sales tax collections, according to a Tax Foundation analysis of 2018 tax numbers.

Metro Business Network