The State is considering a bill that would move tourism tax revenue from the county to the state. According to a report by Hawaii News Now, the bill also includes a clause that would allow for an additional increase on hotel taxes for tourists by up to 3% to accommodate for the adjusted revenue.
Hawaii State relies heavily on tourism taxes as a main sources of its annual revenues. County mayors are already planning on implementing the 3% adjustment if the bill were to pass.
Source: Hawaii News Now