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Tom Yamachika

The interim president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii wants taxes to be simple, fair and transparent

By Mark Coleman

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 14, 2014

~~<p>Tom Yamachika was as surprised as anyone when Lowell Kalapa, the widely known, respected and liked president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii, died in December at age 64.</p>
<p>&quot;Obviously, when he passed away very suddenly it was a huge blow to all of us, and a huge shock,&quot; said Yamachika, a tax attorney in private practice who subsequently stepped up to the plate and is now the foundation's interim president.</p>
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Tom Yamachika was as surprised as anyone when Lowell Kalapa, the widely known, respected and liked president of the Tax Foundation of Hawaii, died in December at age 64.

"Obviously, when he passed away very suddenly it was a huge blow to all of us, and a huge shock," said Yamachika, a tax attorney in private practice who subsequently stepped up to the plate and is now the foundation's interim president. Login for more...



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