Seattle now realizes its property taxes aren’t nearly high enough

Seattle now realizes its property taxes aren’t nearly high enough

[Ed. – The debate over which will kill Starbucks first — the new Seattle surtax or the new Starbucks open-door bathroom policy — is fun.  But why should businesses get to have ALL the fun?  We ran the calculations, BTW: the special property tax levy in 2017 to buy preschool for low-income families came out to $68,235 per household served.  Just a fun fact to go with your fun.]

One week after passing a head tax on major businesses located in Seattle, including Amazon, Microsoft and Starbucks, the Seattle City Council is now considering an enormous property tax on the people who work at those businesses. According to Q13 FOX, King County homeowners already saw a bump of 17% in their property taxes in 2017, but City Council members want property taxes increased even more:

Council members Lorena Gonzalez and Rob Johnson are sponsoring the measure, which states the council wants to lift the limit on regular property taxes in order to levy additional taxes. …

Continue reading →

For your convenience, you may leave commments below using either the Spot.IM commenting system or the Facebook commenting system. If Spot.IM is not appearing for you, please disable AdBlock to leave a comment.

Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please hover over that comment, click the ∨ icon, and mark it as spam. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.