GET back! County Council to consider increasing, extending general excise tax

  • Maile David
  • Aaron Chung
  • KIM
  • Kona Inn Children's Wear employee Alyssa Skinner completes a purchase fir Canadian visitor Danielle Momy. The GET increase took effect Jan. 1, but a higher tax could be on the way. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)
  • Wicked Chirashi owner Billy Lum serves a bowl to a customer at the Lanihau Center kiosk. The GET increase, which affects most purchases, took effect Jan. 1. and more could be on the way. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

HILO — Armed with an opinion from the state attorney general, Mayor Harry Kim is asking the County Council to consider raising the general excise tax.