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Column: Tax system favors big business, investors

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Ala Moana Center is among 100-plus significant commercial properties and hotels in Hawaii that avoid paying state income tax due to a loophole called the dividend-paid deduction, which applies only to Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs).

Here are two examples of our government failing to design or properly implement systems that tax out-of-state investors equitably but not excessively. Read more

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