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Hawaii Making Strides Toward SST Compliance


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.

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Susan McLain
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Susan McLain began her career as a technical writer in technology industries such as satellite networking and medical devices. Her skills encompass technical and marketing writing, usability engineering, verification and validation testing and protocol writing, requirements development, business analysis, technical illustration/graphic design and marketing. She has owned her own business providing service to small to medium sized business and in other positions, she has been in project management, documentation and marketing. She is currently the content specialist for Avalara helping to “make sales tax less taxing.”