Head Tax

June 14, 2018

John Levesque

The Seattle head tax may have been repealed, but we have other options.

  • July 2018

June 13, 2018

Kevin Schofield

Several council members supported the tax, but saw its divisive future as a business-backed referendum drive had it hurtling toward the November election, and voted to repeal it

June 12, 2018

Kevin Schofield

It seems likely that the recently passed employee hours tax that would fund affordable housing and homelessness services will be repealed today

May 15, 2018

Kevin Schofield

But how will the city spend the new tax revenue? And how much money will really be coming in?

May 14, 2018

John Gabbert

"PitchBook has seen phenomenal growth over the past several years and like other Seattle business leaders, the head tax expense would force us to reevaluate where we invest in our continued growth."

May 10, 2018

Kevin Schofield

After a chaotic week, things got back on track during Tuesday's special sessions

May 8, 2018

Daria Kroupoderova

Read their full open letter to the Seattle City Council here.

May 3, 2018By Seattle Business Magazine

Amazon made it known that it would halt downtown Seattle expansion plans over the proposed “head tax.” An ugly day for political discourse in Seattle followed. This story originally ran on SCC Insight. Welcome to “Bizarro World” Seattle. Last night after the May Day march, the antifa “anarchists” were anything but. And today, civic discourse descended…

April 23, 2018

Kevin Schofield

See all the details of the much-discussed legislation here.

April 19, 2018

Kevin Schofield

Key takeaways and news and notes from the surprisingly frank discussion at the Seattle City Council's extended roundtable session on the employee-hours tax that would pay for homelessness services

April 17, 2018

Kevin Schofield

Here's what's happening over the next couple weeks with the proposed new employee-hours tax on Seattle businesses

November 30, 2017

Kevin Schofield

The council is opening up applications for a task force to re-visit a "head tax," and the deadline is fast approaching.

November 14, 2017

Dan Shafer

By a 5-4 vote, the proposed "Employee Hours Tax" on big business to fund homeless services failed, but all indications are that the issue will return very soon.

October 12, 2017By Dan Shafer

O’Brien and Harris-Talley are proposing a new per hour, per employee tax that would raise $24 million to combat the city’s homelessness crisis.