TUG Review Crew: Expert
- Aug 20, 2006
- Reaction score
- Honolulu, HI
- Resorts Owned
- HGVC South Beach, HGVC Las Vegas, HGVC Las Vegas on the Strip, HGVC Sea World, Misner Place
This is a quote from a previous post and some comments:Yes to both.
"As far as the State of Hawaii TAT(Transient Accomodation Tax), I know that is NOT a timeshare exclusive charge that the resorts charge, but it is a charge that you need to pay when staying at a timeshare that you OWN!"
We love Hawaii and live there now but I have problems with the TAT on timeshares since owners already pay property taxes on unit so that you are getting taxed as a owner of the unit and the occupyer of the unit is getting taxed as a transient. When we stayed in Maui in September we were charged almost $30/night in TAT. That certainly made me think about using my points in Las Vegas, the 9th island, rather than one the the Hawaiian Islands that charge a TAT.
I also have a problem with the Hawaii GET tax since it taxes unprepared supermarket food. That is a tax that burdens the poor living in Hawaii who are struggling to just buy food to eat at home, not at restaurants, food trucks or take out places.