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Homes tax mess needs fixing


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jul 30, 2014

~~<p>A double whammy of rising tax rates and rising property assessments has some Oahu homeowners crying foul, and understand- ably demanding relief from the City Council and Mayor Kirk Caldwell. The city must craft a multi-step solution that eases the fiscal pain without unduly depleting city coffers.</p>
<p>What municipal leaders essentially billed as a plan to soak the rich &mdash; and the offshore rich at that &mdash; has caught too many everyday homeowners off guard and trapped them in untenable financial situations, unable to pay nearly doubled 2014 property-tax bills on homes they or their families have occupied for decades and have no intention of selling.</p>
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A double whammy of rising tax rates and rising property assessments has some Oahu homeowners crying foul, and understand- ably demanding relief from the City Council and Mayor Kirk Caldwell. The city must craft a multi-step solution that eases the fiscal pain without unduly depleting city coffers.

What municipal leaders essentially billed as a plan to soak the rich — and the offshore rich at that — has caught too many everyday homeowners off guard and trapped them in untenable financial situations, unable to pay nearly doubled 2014 property-tax bills on homes they or their families have occupied for decades and have no intention of selling. Login for more...



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