STAND. COM. REP. NO. 928

 

Honolulu, Hawaii

, 2021

 

RE: H.B. No. 131

H.D. 1

 

 

 

 

Honorable Scott K. Saiki

Speaker, House of Representatives

Thirty-First State Legislature

Regular Session of 2021

State of Hawaii

 

Sir:

 

Your Committee on Finance, to which was referred H.B. No. 131, H.D. 1, entitled:

 

"A BILL FOR AN ACT RELATING TO TAX CREDITS,"

 

begs leave to report as follows:

 

The purpose of this measure is to:

 

(1) Increase the amount of the tax credit and adjusted gross income eligibility thresholds for taxpayers claiming the low-income household renters income tax credit; and

 

(2) Provide for inflation increases every three years based on the Consumer Price Index.

 

Your Committee received testimony in support of this measure from the League of Women Voters, Americans for Democratic Action, Hawaii Children's Action Network Speaks!, and one individual. Your Committee received comments on this measure from the Department of Taxation and Tax Foundation of Hawaii.

 

As affirmed by the record of votes of the members of your Committee on Finance that is attached to this report, your Committee is in accord with the intent and purpose of H.B. No. 131, H.D. 1, and recommends that it pass Third Reading.

 

Respectfully submitted on behalf of the members of the Committee on Finance,

 

 

 

 

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SYLVIA LUKE, Chair