Seattle Council's illegal and unnecessary income tax

Jul 10, 2017
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Your one stop-shop for all related information on Seattle's city income tax. 

Check out short video segments from Seattle area residents offering their thoughts on the income tax. 

Watch the short full video on the impact of an income tax in Washington.

WPC in the News:

The New York Times: Seattle Approves New Income Tax for Wealthy Residents

Los Angeles Times: Seattle is sticking it to the rich with a tax on the wealthy — in a state with no income tax

The Washington Times: Seattle goes socialist and hits up rich to save poor

Bloomberg: Seattle Approves New Income Tax for Wealthy Residents

The Week: Seattle approves income tax on the rich

Spero News: New Seattle income tax: 'Test case' for the nation

Reason.com: Seattle's Income Tax Is Almost Certainly Illegal

The Seattle Times: Seattle City Council approves income tax on the rich, but quick legal challenge likely

Reuters: Seattle lawmakers pass tax on highest earners; mayor eager to be sued

Crosscut: Seattle passes income tax. Next: lawsuits?

KING5: Debate: Seattle's new income tax

Opportunity Washington: Seattle City Council unanimously adopts income tax on high earners. And now comes the inevitable court challenge.

ABC News: Seattle to decide new income tax for high-income residents

The Seattle Times: Seattle council to vote today on income tax on the wealthy

KING5: Seattle City Council set to vote on high earner income tax

KUOW: Sould high-earning Seattlites pay an income tax?

The Seattle Times: Podcast: Is Seattle's proposed income tax a good idea, or even legal?

The Tri-City Herald: Why you should care about Seattle's plan to impose an income tax

KVI: Seattle's proposed income tax

Seattle Channel: Tax the rich?

WPC Publications:

6/26/17: Why you should care about Seattle's plan to impose an income tax

6/14/17: Seattle council considers local income tax

6/14/17: Imposing a city income tax would be a mistake

6/3/17: Olympia Council can help Seattle Council understand local income tax ban

5/31/17: Income tax rate creep - Hollywood edition

5/9/17: Why did the legislature the 1984 local income tax ban?

5/1/17: Will Seattle try to adopt an illegal income tax?

10/17/16: History of income tax votes in Washington

WPC's statements on the issue:

7/10/17: Seattle Council adopts illegal and unnecessary income tax

6/14/17: Imposing a city income tax would be a mistake