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Bill enforcing tax on online sales advances

  • ASSOCIATED PRESS / 2017

    The state isn’t able to collect its 4 percent general excise tax from many retailers such as QVC, Wayfair.com and Overstock.com, and Retail Merchants of Hawaii has complained this puts local merchants at a disadvantage.

Lawmakers have tentatively agreed to amend state law to position Hawaii to quickly begin collecting excise taxes from online sales if the U.S. Supreme Court authorizes the states to do so. Read more

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