Fort Shafter is in Honolulu CDP, City and County of Honolulu, Hawai‘i, extending up the interfluve (ridgeline) between Kalihi and Moanalua valleys, as well as onto the coastal plain (as Shafter Flats) at Māpunapuna. Fort Shafter is the headquarters of the United States Army Pacific, commanding most Army forces in the Asia-Pacific region with the exception of Korea. A portion of the area is also known as the Palm Circle Historic District and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and has been further designated as a U.S. National Historic Landmark. It is also known as Palm Circle or 100 Area. Palm Circle covers an underground command center.
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How did Hawaii earn the grade of B? We examined the state taxes based on how age friendly they are. Hawaii has a state sales tax of 4.00%. Of particular interest is that Hawaii does not have taxes on social security. There are estate taxes. There are no taxes imposed on inheritance. Hawaii has an effective property tax rate of 0.27%. Weighing these taxes and other taxes most likely to impact the aging population is how Hawaii earned its state tax grade of B.
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