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By Wm. Houston Brown, United States Bankruptcy Judge (Retired)

Debtor’s Attorney - Chapter 13 no-look fee subject to Hawai’i’s general excise tax. Construing the State’s excise tax, the Chapter 13 debtor’s attorney could not collect the required excise tax in addition to the agreed upon no-look fee. The district’s Rights and Responsibilities Agreement between debtor and attorney did not contain provision for the excise tax to be passed on the client or the bankruptcy estate. In re Anderson, _________B.R._________, 2018 WL 6445718 (Bankr. D. Hawai . . .

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