Governor Ige raises minimum wage – Honolulu, Hawaii

Honolulu, Hawaii 2022-06-22 21:22:11 –

Honolulu (KHON2) — Governor Ige signed Laws 114 and 115 on 22 June.

Act 114 will raise the minimum wage from $ 10.10 per hour to $ 12.00 per hour from October 1st for the first time since 2018.

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The minimum wage increases by $ 2.00 every two years.

“More than 190,000 workers in Hawaii will benefit from these wage increases, which will help working families pay for housing, food, medical care and other necessities,” said Governor Ige. I am saying.

Law 114 also makes earned income tax credits permanent and refundable, increasing the income of working families.

Act 115 provides tax refunds to taxpayers and their dependents.

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In addition, tax refunds of $ 300 are provided for taxpayers with annual income of less than $ 100,000 (or couples of less than $ 200,000), and tax refund of $ 100 for taxpayers of $ 100,000 or more (or couples of $ 200,000 or more).

Tax refund will be issued in the last week of August and tax refund will be provided in the next few days.

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