Seattle CIty Council
Seattle Chamber Files Lawsuit Challenging Payroll Tax
The lawsuit alleges that the City Council imposed a tax on 'the right to earn a living'
The Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce filed a lawsuit in King County Superior Court challenging the city’s recently enacted payroll tax. The lawsuit alleges that the Seattle City Council imposed a tax on the right to earn a living. It cites as precedent Cary v. City of Bellingham, in which the state Supreme Court ruled…
Seattle City Council Sets New Airbnb Rules
The council passed three changes in its short-term rental regulatory structure that applies to Airbnb.
This story originally ran on SCC Insight. The Seattle City Council voted to approve the third piece of the short-term rental (i.e. AirBnB) regulatory structure, completing the councils work on regulating the nascent but quickly growing market. In the last few weeks, the Council passed the first two pieces: a tax on short-term rentals, and…