property taxes Honolulu Weighs New Bed-And-Breakfast Property Tax Category By Associated Press • Oct 13, 2019 Cory Lum / Civil Beat A bill being considered in Honolulu would create a new property tax category for homeowners operating bed-and-breakfast establishments. Could A Tax On Empty Homes Work In Honolulu? By Ryan Finnerty • Jun 13, 2019 Deb Rousseau / www.goodfreephotos.com 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. Honolulu Officials Approve Tax Break For Homeowners By Associated Press • Apr 22, 2019 Cory Lum / Civil Beat Honolulu officials have approved a bill that would lower property taxes by about $70 for most Oahu homeowners.