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Phone: (808) 842-5777 PO Box 17870, Honolulu, HI 96817 ! There is an alert on Gateway Educational Services !
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This business is not BBB accredited.
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Reason for Rating
BBB rating is based on 13 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.
Factors that lowered the rating for Gateway Educational Services include:
- Failure to have a required competency license
- Failure to be transparent about ownership, location, or products/services offered
Factors that raised the rating for Gateway Educational Services include:
- Length of time business has been operating
- No complaints filed with BBB
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Licensing, Bonding or Registration
This business is in an industry that may require professional licensing, bonding or registration. BBB encourages you to check with the appropriate agency to be certain any requirements are currently being met.
These agencies may include:
State of Hawaii Department of Taxation
PO Box 1425, Honolulu HI 96806
Phone Number: (808) 587-4242
The number is W18564684-01.
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
300 Ala Moana Blvd., Honolulu HI 96850
Phone Number: (808) 566-2705
On 5/27/2015 BBB confirmed that Internal Revenue Service (IRS) revoked the license of Gateway Educational Services. On 5/27/2015 BBB confirmed that Gateway Educational Services had not obtained a necessary license from Internal Revenue Service (IRS).
Type of Entity
Business ManagementMr. Michael Haxton, Management Representative Mr. Marcelito Calimlim, Vice President Mr. Heath Habbeshaw, Director Ms. Nellie Murin, Manager
Credit & Debt Counseling Marriage, Family, Child, Individual Counselors
This organization describes its service as counseling and education services for various issues including addictions, budgeting, debt, employment, financial planning, housing, marital and stewardship.
However, the organization's service emphasis appears to be on Credit & Debt Counseling from their website and the way their office telephone is answered.
This organization's business address and telephone number used to belong to Hawaii Credit Counseling Service (HCCS), which had lost its tax exempt status with IRS in February of 2007.
The management representative of Gateway Educational Services, Mr. Michael Haxton, was an Executive Director of Hawaii Credit Counseling Services.
A separate report is available for Hawaii Credit Counseling Services here .