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Seattle’s Income Tax on the Affluent: Why We Will Prevail

The King County Superior Court ruled this week in favor of the wealthy plaintiffs regarding Seattle’s Income Tax. That was not unexpected. This case involves a challenge to an 80-year-old interpretation of the state constitution, and lower courts generally do

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Tax Justice Victory Party

Just six months after the Trump-Proof Seattle Coalition began our campaign for tax justice, the Seattle City Council unanimously approved a 2.25% tax on income in excess of $250,000 ($500K for joint filers), to protect against Trump budget cuts and

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We did it! Seattle passes progressive income tax!

Just a few months after the Economic Opportunity Institute and Trump Proof Seattle proposed a tax on the wealthy, the Seattle City Council has come through. Just this afternoon, the council unanimously voted to create a city income tax to

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Seattle City Council Committee Hosts “Trump-Proof Seattle: A Lunch and Learn Forum on Tax Justice”

The Seattle City Council’s Civil Rights, Utilities, Economic Development & Arts Committee met for a “Lunch and Learn” session to discuss a plan to “Trump-Proof Seattle” (i.e. Seattle’s budget) by taxing unearned income (capital gains, interest and dividends) for households

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Coalition wants to ‘Trump-proof’ Seattle with income tax

The Transit Riders Union, Economic Opportunity Institute and other local organizations are launching a campaign called “Trump Proof Seattle” to start a city income tax on wealthy households. Transit Riders Union General Secretary Katie Wilson said the campaign is a

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