Illegal Vacation Rentals

Vacation_Rentals_In_Hawaii_ImageIn response to increased illegal vacation rentals in residential neighborhoods and to help ensure that that county zoning laws are upheld Gov Ige signed ACT 204 into law January 2016. ACT 204 gives the power and responsibility to collect the TAT & GET on short-term rentals with full transparency and privacy to the State tax department.

HB 1850, waiting Governor Ige’s approval or VETO, allows corporations like Airbnb and Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO), who have no responsibility for transparency, to collect taxes on short-term vacation rentals irregardless of county zoning or if they are legal or illegal.

HB 1850 allows short-term vacation rental owners to hide under a corporate on-line curtain making it easier to break the law.

Please contact Governor Ige and ask him to VETO HB 1850.

 

Click here. Tell Gov. Ige you oppose HB1850

In his 2015 State Address Governor Ige said: We’re building a home for our kupuna, ourselves and our children. He also said he would modernize the state’s tax collection system to make it more efficient and reduce cheating. Let us remind him of his words.

 

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One thought on “Illegal Vacation Rentals

  1. It is unpleasant to be surrounded by nothing but renters. We want some real neighbors who care about the neighborhood and participate in it. We’d like to have people close by whom we know and like and on whom we can call if we have an emergency or need a ride to the airport. — People who have grandchildren who can play with ours when they come. People with whom we can share a barbeque. We miss a sense of community!
    G & B, K Bay Drive

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