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Old 04-21-2010, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Hawaii-Puna District
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I ran across this nice listing of all states and their respective tax rates/brackets for the 2009 tax year. Hawaii has TWELVE different brackets, ranging from 1.4% to 11%. I would assume most people reading this forum and wanting to move to Hawaii would fall into the 7.6% (over 24k) to 8.25% (up to 150k).


The Tax Foundation - State Individual Income Tax Rates, 2000-2010

Another reason why living in Hawaii is so expensive. Not only do you make less to begin with, they take more of what you make, then they tax heavily everything you buy with what you have left.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:07 PM
 
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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Well, I'm not fully accustomed to the US taxes but on every net salary in Croatia employer pays 110% to the state, and yearly tax on income is 45%. So, if I earn $100 I'll pay $45. So, I'd like to have your taxes.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Hawaii-Puna District
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You are allowed some deductions, so those amounts do not directly correspond to the amount you "made" in salary. Also remember, that in the US, every employee also pays a little over 7.5% towards the Social Security/Medicare tax and the employer pays an identical amount, on the employee's behalf.
If you are self-employed, you pay the entire 15.x% yourself.
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Old 04-21-2010, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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We had deduction here but they were taken away two days ago, the state is in crisis. Out employer pays the basic health insurance which cover really basic stuff, if we want more we must pay ourselves. And if you are self-employees,45% is your destiny In other words, you earn half for you, half for the state. Not good.
For a comparison, 1 gallon of gas = $20, 1 gallon of milk slightly below $20.
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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I thought I read somewhere that Hawaii does not tax retirement pensions. If someone knows differently please post.
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Old 04-22-2010, 03:26 PM
 
Location: Zagreb, Croatia
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Ten states exclude all federal, state and local pension income from taxation. These include Alabama, Hawaii, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New York and Pennsylvania.
Taken from Taxes by State
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Old 04-23-2010, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Hawaii
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I call it pay stub shock syndrome.

It starts with keeping track of the Social Security and Medicare tax and then the state and then the federal Ahhhhhhhhhhh...

Who Pays Taxes? Not As Many As You Think : NPR
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Old 03-30-2011, 07:02 PM
 
Location: Maui County, HI
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I'm trying to figure something out... Do I have to pay state taxes on money I earned in Texas before I moved to Hawaii?
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Old 03-30-2011, 08:45 PM
 
Location: Waianae, Hi
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when did you move to Hawaii?? If I remember correctly, when I was in Texas many years ago, there were no state taxes in Texas. Has this changed? I dont know but would think you would not pay taxes in Hawaii for what you made in Texas. But then again this is Hawaii and they do like their taxes any way they can get them.
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Old 03-31-2011, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, Oahu
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Originally Posted by winkosmosis View Post
I'm trying to figure something out... Do I have to pay state taxes on money I earned in Texas before I moved to Hawaii?
No.
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