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Government at all levels want their taxes. Some examples of taxes
Honolulu county - 0.5% Excise tax
Hawaii state - 4% Excise tax
Hawaii state - Income tax (either personal or business)
Federal Government - Income tax (either personal or business)
If you have employees, you collect taxes from their income that you have to pay the government.
Federal Government - Medicare & Social Security (Self-employment tax goes toward these.)
If you have employees, Medicare & Social Security is paid partially by employee (which is deducted from their paycheck) and partially by company - The company has to pay the government what was collected from employee (as payroll deduction) and the company's responsibility.
These are examples of some of the taxes you may have to pay as a business.