Today in Hawaii is the first day of the Special Session in Hawaii legislature. It is the day that the Senate and Representatives are meeting to vote on whether to override the Governors vetoes. By a vote of 23 to 2, the Senate voted to override the Governor’s veto of SB 1678. SB 1678 contains the amendments to bring Hawaii into conformity with the streamlined sales tax agreement (SSTA).
SB1678 is a long complicated document, I think it’s 158 pages long. We will need to carefully examine it to determine the effect, if any, on Internet sales now. Remember, one of the aspects of SSTA is sales tax on Internet purchases.
For now, keeping eye on HB 1405 and Representatives’ actions. Wondering, will Representatives override too?
With the action of the Senate to override the Governor’s veto, it is logical to guess that even if the real Internet sales tax law is not in effect this year it will be introduced next year. We can be sure that they won’t make the same “mistake” they did in this year’s version.
Endless isn’t it?