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Toyota Brings Car Sharing To Hawaii

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Toyota has announced that it is offering a car share service for residents and visitors in Honolulu, Hawaii. The new mobility solution called Hui — a round-trip, station-based car share service — is operated by Servco Pacific ( Servco ), Toyota’s distributor in Hawaii. Hui is the most innovative car share service to hit the Hawaii market and marks a significant milestone for both Servco and Toyota,” said Mark Fukunaga, chief executive officer of Servco.

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Bitcoin Daily: Hawaii Debuts Digital Currency Lab; Ripple Launches Live X-Border Payments With Thailand’s DeeMoney

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In other news, Hawaii is rolling out its inaugural experimental program for cryptocurrency called the Digital Currency Innovation Lab, according to an announcement. Bitcoin cryptocurrency DeeMoney Digital Currency Innovation Lab Hawaii News Ripple Thailand What's Hot

To Aid Volcano Victims, Hawaii First Thinks Small

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The lava flow has already caused roughly $372 million in private property damage, by some estimates , and has cost Hawaii’s tourism market roughly $222 million in losses. In addition to emergency agencies, the volcanic activities have prompted local credit unions, like Hawaii First Federal Credit Union , to mobilize and help affected residents. Hawaii First is approaching the housing crunch by thinking small.

Bitcoin Daily: Chiliz Blockchain Firm Creates Sports-Focused Crypto Exchange; Proposed Hawaii Legislation Would Allow Banks To Hold Digital Currencies

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In other bitcoin news, a proposed bill in Hawaii would let banks hold onto crypto for customers, according to CoinDesk. 18, and would allow banks in Hawaii to hold onto digital securities, virtual currencies, digital consumer assets and open blockchain tokens.

In Hawaii, Streamlined Mass Transit In The (HOLO) Cards, Beyond The Paper Pass

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In Hawaii, we are about to find out. Payment Methods bus pass bus transit Hawaii HOLO Card INIT Innovation News rail transit smart card Tourism transportationYou may be familiar with the drill: Get on the bus — or the train — and get out the ticket. The paper one, the one that gets punched (yes, that’s still a thing!) or gets put in the slot to log your fare and is returned to you. It’s a process that is manual at least in part, and slower than it needs to be.

Hawaii Goes Cashless For Marijuana

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Hawaii announced that it is planning to be the first state to offer cashless cannabis sales in an effort to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting marijuana dispensaries. According to a Bloomberg news report, the governor’s office said that all of Hawaii’s eight licensed dispensaries have agreed to go cashless by Oct. The Hawaii dispensaries are setting up accounts with the Safe Harbor Private Banking credit union.

NEW REPORT: New Regs Open New Markets For Credit Unions

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To Help Members, Hawaii First Looks To New Housing Alternatives. Recent volcano activity in Hawaii has forced hundreds of Hawaii First Federal Credit Union members from their homes. These members, said Hawaii First CEO Laura Aguirre, are now waiting to determine the damage to their property before they can collect insurance and move forward with their own recovery efforts.

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While Some Malls Are On The Decline, Other Malls Bring In Billions In Sales

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Yet some malls are making it big, brining in billions of dollars of sales, CNBC reported, such as the Ala Moana Center in Hawaii, Sawgrass Mills in Florida and Oakbrook Center in Illinois. The mall’s wide mix of businesses — from discount retailers to luxury department stores — has drawn customers from the local area in addition to Hawaii’s tourists. Beyond Hawaii, GGP is one of the largest shopping center owners and operators in the U.S.

Pittsburgh Man Acquitted of Manslaughter In the Death of Deloitte Consultant

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Fleming, Gupta, and their friend Alexander Germany-Wald —all three in the same MBA graduating class of 2020 at Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business in Pittsburgh —traveled to Hawaii in late March 2021 to celebrate their graduation and rented an Airbnb in Kailua-Kona.

Excise Tax versus Sales Tax

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Excise taxes vary widely from state to state, but in recent years states collecting the highest per-capita excise taxes include Vermont, Nevada, Hawaii, Minnesota, and Maryland. Excise tax” can also mean slightly different things in different states: Hawaii's general excise tax (i.e.

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Marketplace facilitators: Your latest Q. and A.

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Recently Hawaii, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Iowa, Louisiana and North Carolina added laws. We talk a lot about nexus and compliance processes in our content, but what about marketplace facilitators? In this blog we answer your top questions about marketplace facilitators.

Sales tax and accounting services

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Several states levy their sales tax or its equivalent on services, among them Hawaii (which has a general excise tax, or GET), and New Mexico. It’s that time of year again when everyone suddenly thinks about preparing their income taxes.

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What's new in May for state sales and use taxes

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Among other findings: Sales tax bases range from 19.32% of personal income in Massachusetts to 93.89% in Hawaii; the Massachusetts base is extremely narrow, while the Hawaii base features significant tax pyramiding. What’s new in May for state sales and use taxes.

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What's New in State Sales and Use Taxes

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Hawaii has made complex clarifications to the treatment and taxability of software sales under Hawaii’s general excise tax (GET). There’s always something changing in the world of tax, especially sales tax. Here’s a review of some of the recent changes and updates.

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Marketplace Facilitators Create Their Own Sales Tax Obligations

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If you are selling through a marketplace, the majority of states now have these laws in place, including, recently , Georgia, Florida, Hawaii, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina and North Carolina. Amazon, eBay and Etsy are more than household names.

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Crypto, NFTs and sales tax: What we know so far

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There’s similar interest in California, Arizona, New York, Hawaii and Massachusetts – not to mention the federal government, which may soon explore digital currency for the U.S. Sales tax has a universe of changing conditions.

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5 Common Sales Tax Mistakes That Can Put You At Risk for Non-Compliance

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SaaS for example is subject to sales tax in many states and many services are taxable in states like Hawaii, South Dakota, and New Mexico. You’re trying to run a business and sales tax is not at the forefront of your plans. Nevertheless, you can do a quick check for the most common errors.

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Best States to Practice Dentistry In

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Hawaii. According to 24/7 Wall Street, a career in dentistry provides a median salary more than quadruple all professions. That’s right, the median salary for a dentist is $156,240. To take this a step further, the best states for dentistry might surprise some of you. When you factor in variations in dental insurance coverage, frequency of visiting a dentist, quality of life, cost of living and more factors, then the best states to practice dentistry are: 1. Massachusetts.

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Software, SaaS and Sales Tax

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Hawaii clarified when its general excise tax applies to software sales.; If your business sells software or software-as-a-service (SaaS), you deal with one of the most complex sales tax situations, potentially without even realizing it.

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The 10 Best Property Taxes By States in 2021: Move Here to Save Money!

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Hawaii. Not only is Hawaii the most popular travel destination in the country, but it also has the lowest property taxes. Now, Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and this property tax rate is very affordable for homeowners.

The 10 States With the Lowest Property Taxes in 2021

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Hawaii. Not only is Hawaii the most popular travel destination in the country, but it also has the lowest property taxes. Now, Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places in the world, and this property tax rate is very affordable for homeowners.

American Airlines Offers Preflight COVID Tests For US Destinations

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States and territories that currently have COVID-19 travel restrictions include Alaska, Connecticut, District of Columbia, Chicago, Hawaii, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island and Vermont. American Airlines on Tuesday (Dec.

Sales Tax and Business Services – Your Top Questions Answered

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New Mexico, Hawaii, and South Dakota tax a variety of services. Companies that perform services often see themselves as tax exempt, and in many cases that is true, but there are certain states andsituations in which that is not the case.

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Google Slapped With Antitrust Lawsuit Filed By Coalition Of 38 States

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A coalition of 38 state attorneys general filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google , accusing the search giant of engaging in anti-competitive practices, the Associated Press (AP) reported on Thursday (Dec. The federal lawsuit was filed in Washington, D.C.

Ten Lucrative Side Hustle Ideas for Big 4 Accountants

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Those of you in California, Connecticut, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Oregon, and Vermont should pay special attention to this part.

Sales and Use Tax in 2020: A Look Back

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The year kicked off with some bold predictions of economic nexus laws continuing to change as more states were poised to enact economic nexus rules and marketplace facilitator laws started to proliferate (among them Hawaii and Illinois, with North Carolina to follow a month later).

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Senate Approves Five Week Extension For Paycheck Protection Program 

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The timing of the vote coincides with a New York Times map of the coronavirus that shows 35 states from Maine to Hawaii have seen the number of new COVID-19 cases rise and 15 states including New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts where new cases have stayed mostly the same.

Five At Five: NYC Votes To Impose Ridesharing Cap

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Coverage includes New York lawmakers seeking to put a cap on ridesharing services, states working to embrace blockchain , Hawaii saving money by converting some functions to digital, new data from the Federal Reserve and Starbucks clearing up the confusion over cryptocurrency. Hawaii Test Finds Digitizing Government Functions Leads To Major Savings. Welcome to the Five at Five, your late look at the payments and commerce news of the day.

JD Sports Purchases California-Based Shoe Palace

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More than 50 percent of the retail locations are in California, but the retailer has an “established retail presence” in Hawaii, New Mexico, Colorado, Florida, Arizona, Nevada and Texas. Genesis Holdings Inc.,

New Unemployment Claims Down 48K To 709K

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24 were in Hawaii (9.9), California (8.9), New Mexico (8.5), Nevada (8.2), the Virgin Islands (7.1), Massachusetts (7.0), Puerto Rico (6.9), Georgia (6.8), District of Columbia (6.5) Another 709,000 Americans filed for first-time unemployment benefits the week ending Nov.

Coronavirus Refunds: Princess Cruises To Offer Credit With Bonus, Reimbursements For Canceled Cruises

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15 for all sailings in the Caribbean, Asia, Hawaii, California Coast, Panama Canal, Mexico, Japan, South America & Antarctica and Tahiti/South Pacific.

Last Labor Report Before Election Shows Drop In US Jobless Claims

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Seasonally adjusted initial unemployment claims dipped to 751,000 the week ending Oct. 24, some 40,000 lower than the previous week's revised levels, according to the Thursday (Oct. 29) report from the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). The previous week's revised level was upped 4,000 from 787,000 to 791,000. The seasonally adjusted insured unemployment rate dropped 0.5 percent from the previous week's revised rate to 5.3 percent for the week ending Oct. The previous week's rate was revised from 5.8

Bitcoin Daily: Argentina's Crypto Exchanges See Record Growth In 2020; JD.com Sees 20,000 Digital Yuan Transactions In 24 Hours

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The expansion includes 10 new states: Georgia, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Ohio, Oregon, Maryland, West Virginia, Delaware and Rhode Island, according to the release.

Payroll trends to watch in 2022 (Part 1)

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This year in Hawaii, lawmakers have proposed an $18 minimum wage rate increase for all employees in the state by 2026. Hawaii Senate Bill 2018 passed in the Senate late in January 2022 and has been introduced in the House.

ARPA Close-up: COBRA Premium Subsidy

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in Hawaii. Alabama and Hawaii do not have a mini-COBRA law, but do require continuing coverage based on very specific circumstances. ARPA established a 100% COBRA premium subsidy for continuing health coverage between April 1, 2021 through September 30, 2021.

Coronavirus Crippling $1.7T Tourism Sector

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have canceled global travel in the coming weeks and trade fairs in Berlin, Geneva and Barcelona were canceled along with Hawaii’s Festpac cultural festival. The coronavirus outbreak is crippling the $1.7

California Goes Back Under Lockdown

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Cases in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Louisiana, Montana, Nevada, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and West Virginia surged by more than 20 percent in the past week, according to Johns Hopkins. . The number of coronavirus cases in the U.S. surpassed 3.3

Think Tank Analysis Finds Current Federal Minimum Wage Rate at Lowest Value in 66 Years

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Recently, Hawaii lawmakers elected to raise their state’s minimum wage to $18 by 2028. On July 14, 2022, a nonpartisan, nonprofit think tank provided recent analysis of the Consumer Price Index (CPI) that shows the federal minimum wage rate of $7.25

American Airlines Moves To Reduce Cash Burn, Increase Efficiency Amid Pandemic

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The airline said testing options are available to travelers going to Costa Rica and Hawaii, while Bahamas and Jamaica are “soon to follow.”. American Airlines reported on Thursday (Oct.

Tech Firms Want Moderation, Not Bans, On Facial Recognition

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San Francisco and six other cities have passed laws blocking it, while New York, Hawaii, Massachusetts and Michigan are pondering their own such laws.

Biden’s American Families Plan Includes Paid Family and Medical Leave

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Hawaii. Hawaii’s temporary disability insurance (TDI) program allows employee to paid leave for pregnancy and child birth. Hawaii. Hawaii’s temporary disability insurance (TDI) program allows employee to paid leave for pregnancy and child birth.

How to File Income Tax Return: Tax Filing Preparation Guide 2022

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States with progressive income taxes : Hawaii, Louisiana. For e-commerce business owners, income tax filing season marks the start of a highly stressful time. Among the taxes that e-commerce businesses need to file, income tax is the most common one.