Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Advocate mellie's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 18th, 2005
    Vote on SB1678
    Vote on SB1678, the latest bill containing Hawaii's version of Internet Tax is scheduled for Tues, May 5. Document is 157 pages long but it's in there. Hawaii does not have a traditional sales/use tax. It has an excise tax - a tax on business transactions that is paid by the business. If this passes it will be interesting to see how this plays out for affiliates and out of state merchants.
    President - Affiliate Advocacy 2008 ShareaSale Performance Industry Advocate Award, 2009 Affiliate Summit Pinnacle Award - Affiliate Advocate
    Affiliate Advocacy
    NYAffiliateVoice Seery Writing

  2. #2
    ABW Ambassador thecool's Avatar
    Join Date
    January 19th, 2005
    Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
    The Hawaii tax is actually a legal semantics play. Whether you call it an excise tax or a sales tax, the consumer pays the tax. While Hawaii says that their excise tax is on all business transactions paid by the business for doing business in Hawaii and is paid by the business whether they collect it from the consumer or not, the same is the case with sales tax. If the business does not collect the tax from the consumer the business still has to pay the tax to the state. Semantics.

    Hawaii "SB1678 – Streamlined Sales Tax: The continuing growth of online sales has changed the retail landscape. While eliminating geographic barriers to commerce creates new opportunities for the Hawai‘i economy, off-shore sales also result in a loss of excise tax revenues. Since 2003, Hawai‘i has been a participating member of the National Streamlined Sales Tax Project, which would allow the collection of state excise taxes on sales to other states. SB1678 continues our progress toward full participation in the streamlined sales tax by making necessary amendments to Hawai‘i tax laws."

    No matter how Hawaii defines their tax, it is still ultimately a sales tax to the comsumer.


  3. Newsletter Signup

+ Reply to Thread

Similar Threads

  1. HB1405 Passes House/ SB1678 Passes to
    By mellie in forum Hawaii Affiliate Tax
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: May 6th, 2009, 02:13 PM
  2. Your Vote Counts ~Vote Boomers~
    By Boom or Bust in forum Voting Booth
    Replies: 28
    Last Post: August 24th, 2008, 06:15 PM
  3. Vote now..
    By Dynamoo in forum UK/European Affiliates
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: December 11th, 2003, 06:29 PM
  4. Vote
    By Heyder in forum Midnight Cafe'
    Replies: 143
    Last Post: October 18th, 2002, 08:58 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts