• Starbucks slams Seattle's new big business tax

    7 days ago - By CNN Mone

    Starbucks executive says the city's decision to tax big business to alleviate persistent housing and homelessness problems is the wrong move.
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  • Seattle approves compromise on tax to help homeless after complaints from Amazon, other firms

    7 days ago - By Washington Post

    The city council agreed to impose a lower tax rate on big businesses to fund homeless services than officials had initially proposed. The mayor is expected to sign the measure.
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  • Seattle OKs taxing companies like Amazon to aid the homeless

    7 days ago - By Chron

    SEATTLE - Seattle's largest businesses such as Amazon and Starbucks will have to pay a new tax to help fund homeless services and affordable housing under a measure approved by city leaders.
    The City Council unanimously passed a compromise plan Monday that taxes businesses making at least $20 million in gross revenues about $275 per full-time worker each year - lower than the $500 per worker initially proposed. The so-called "head tax" would raise roughly $48 million a year to build new affordable housing units and provide emergency homeless services.
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  • Seattle City Council votes 9-0 for scaled-down head tax on large employers

    7 days ago - By Stl Today

    SEATTLE - After a weekend of high-stakes negotiations between Seattle City Council members and Mayor Jenny Durkan, the council voted unanimously Monday to tax the city's largest employers to help address homelessness. Starting next year, the tax will be $275...
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  • A look at Seattle businesses facing the head tax

    7 days ago - By Stl Today

    SEATTLE - Ninety-nine wholesalers, 87 professional, scientific and technical services firms, 78 construction companies and 77 retailers are among the estimated 585 businesses subject to Seattle's new head tax. These businesses and dozens more had at least $20 million in...
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  • Seattle Passes Controversial New Tax On City's Biggest Companies To Combat Housing Crisis

    Seattle Passes Controversial New Tax On City's Biggest Companies To Combat Housing Crisis

    7 days ago - By Huffington Post

    Following the council vote, Amazon's vice president, Drew Herdener, said the company has resumed construction planning for its so-called Block 18 project in downtown Seattle.
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