The American Institute of CPAs has named two recipients of its Outstanding CPA in Government Award and said it has leased more than half its office space in New Jersey.

Kurt K. Kawafuchi, director of the Hawaii Department of Taxation, received the state government award. He has significantly streamlined the operations of the department, providing one-stop taxpayer support, faster refunds, “plain English” correspondence, automated 24/7 telephone support, improved implementation of legislative changes and audit selection tools. Implementation of these and other programs have generated a record $308 million in collections over a previous record high of $113 million.

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