property taxes

Cory Lum / Civil Beat

A bill being considered in Honolulu would create a new property tax category for homeowners operating bed-and-breakfast establishments.

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At around 12 percent, urban Honolulu has one of the highest rates of home vacancy in the country. Honolulu’s mayor wants to levy an extra tax on those vacant properties, an idea that has seen some success in one of Canada’s largest cities.

Cory Lum / Civil Beat

Honolulu officials have approved a bill that would lower property taxes by about $70 for most Oahu homeowners.