Transient Accommodation Tax

Legislature Considers Bills to Revamp TAT

Feb 5, 2019

State Lawmakers are considering legislation to revamp how tourism taxes are distributed to the counties. 

The Conversation: Friday, September 8th, 2017

Sep 8, 2017
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Extending TAT to Vacation Rentals; History of Rail on Oahu; Understanding the Legislative Process  

The Conversation: Thursday, August 31st, 2017

Aug 31, 2017
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TAT Explained; History of Honolulu Rail; US-India Relationship

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The Transient Accommodation Tax or T-A-T is the buzzword of the week. At least it will be at the Hawai‘i State Capitol, where lawmakers are in special session to come up with a plan to finance the Honolulu rail project. HPR’s Ku‘uwehi Hiraishi tells us why this tax is so popular. 

House and Senate Disagree on Honolulu Rail Funding

May 2, 2017
Wayne Yoshioka

The State Senate and House today each advanced separate measures to fund Honolulu’s Rail Transit System.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, lawmakers must agree on one measure before adjournment Thursday or leave the project with no funding source.