Hawaii Making Strides Toward SST Compliance
- Feb 27, 2012 | Susan McLain
The Hawaii'i House Ways and Means Committee "...recommend(s) that [SB 2226 SD1]...be PASSED, WITH AMENDMENTS." SB 2226 "Adopts amendments to Hawaii tax laws to implement the streamlined sales and use tax agreement," and will take effect when the state becomes a streamlined sales and use tax agreement member.
In the past, when the Hawaii'i legislature has tried to pass amendments to the law to bring the state into compliance, the former governor, Linda Lingle (R), has vetoed. There are concerns, according to Tax Analysts, about how the agreement could conflict with the state's general excise tax, so it remains to be seen if this year's measure will pass muster with other legislative bodies and the current Hawaii'i governor, Neil Abercrombie.