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Hawaii lawmakers are on the path to eliminating a decades’ old exemption on corporate taxes for a certain class of real estate company. Real Estate Investment Trusts, or REITs, were created in Congress in 1960 and their profits are exempt from taxes by the federal government and 49 states.

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A bill is advancing through the Legislature that would eliminate a tax deduction for Real Estate Investment Trusts.

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There are bills moving through the legislature in both houses that aim to tax currently exempt corporate businesses.