comscore State Supreme Court upholds use tax
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State Supreme Court upholds use tax

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / 2004

    The Hawaii Supreme Court on Friday rejected CompUSA’s appeal that the state’s use tax is unconstitutional since it applies only to out-of-state sellers, similar to the GET tax Hawaii businesses pay while producing goods in the state. CompUSA operated two retail stores in Hawaii — one in Kakaako and another that started in Waikele but moved to Pearl Highlands Center — until 2008.

CompUSA had challenged the state’s use tax as unconstitutional since it applies only to out-of-state sellers. Read more

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