Seattle income tax hits many who are not rich at all

[T]he tax will hit Seattle residents who have very little, if any, wages or salaries, like my 98-year old co-plaintiff Dorothy Sale. Why? Because in a clumsy and blatant attempt to defy state law, our city council imposed the illegal tax on total income, which includes both net income and capital gains. In other words, anyone selling their home could be hit by both the current 1.78% excise tax Seattleites currently pay and one of the highest city income taxes in the country.


Superior Court Judge Rules Against Seattle Income Tax, Appeal On the Way

City of Seattle withholds $50,000 consultant report on progressive income tax ordinance